Beauty

Beauty Harvey Nichols's Beauty & Wellbeing Space is an entire floor dedicated to self-care

This luxury London department store has an entire floor dedicated to ‘self-care,’ offering a range of beauty and wellness services, from podiatry to dermatology. Consumers can stop by Reviv Genetics to learn their genetic makeup or head to Beyond Medispa for face and body treatments. Wellness-focused shoppers can also step inside the private treatment rooms for exclusive services from the likes of La Prairie, Sisley, Elemis and Thalgo.

Fashion & Apparel JD.ID X-Mart opens cashier-less store that identifies shoppers using facial recognition technology

JD opened a cashierless store in Jakarta, Indonesia, its first outside of China. Items are tracked by RFID, and camera placed throughout the store track shoppers’ movements to generate store heat maps to monitor traffic, product selection and shopper preferences to help optimize inventory and displays. The store sells FMCG and beauty products, along with apparel, so shoppers can try on a pair of jeans and walk out of the store wearing them. Facial recognition technology identifies shoppers as they leave, charging their credit card automatically for any items they take.

Case Study Dublin Airport's Revamped T2 Beauty Hall Makes Shopping A Breeze For Travelers

With a buy ahead feature and a service that allows purchase pickup upon return, Dublin's T2 Beauty Hall is travel retail at its best

Interview Why Ecommerce Platform MASSE Launched An AMA Series With Its Brands' Founders

PSFK talks to Elizabeth Shaffer, co-founder of MASSE, to discuss her startup's approach to ecommerce driven by personal recs, and the value of a new AMA series featuring female founders

Analysis Seoul's Best Makeup Stores Are Immersive Playgrounds For Beauty Lovers

From beer-themed concept stores to indoor camping trailers, these makeup brands have turned Seoul into a must-visit beauty destination

Features Virtual Try-Ons Are Taking Over Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle

Using state-of-the-art AR, VR and AI technology, brands like Walmart and Macy's are making the retail experience more personal and engaging

Automotive PSFK Launches The Seoul Retail Innovation Guide

Retailers in Seoul are employing experiential and interactive elements in their physical stores in order to create next-gen, discovery-driven visits, providing inspiration for brands the world over

Innovation How Data-Driven Merchandising Is Making Stores Like Sephora More Dynamic

With interactive mirrors and dynamic displays, these brands are making sure their shoppers get completely unique experiences in stores

Brand Activation & Immersion This Clean Beauty Brand's Hotline Gives Customers Advice Over Text

Versed, a clean skincare brand, now lets its shoppers text its employees with questions about its products and how to use them

Retail CVS Now Offers Services Like Blowouts And Makeup Application Nationwide

BeautyIRL, CVS's in-store cosmetics activation, is expanding to almost 50 stores, bringing affordable beauty treatments to shoppers

Merchandising & Curation Inside Roven, Grove Collaborative's Clean Beauty Concept That Wants To Bring The Industry Up To Standard

Roven is making a name for itself in the clean beauty space, offering a solution to lack of regulation and consumer education as well as giving customers greater access with an omnichannel strategy

Advertising The Latest Ways Brands Are Using Social Media To Drive Engagement

From Adidas to Lowe's, these brands are using social media in new ways to pull in shoppers and offer value to longtime fans

Design PSFK Research Paper Launch: Enabling Dynamic In-Store Experiences Through Merchandising

How retailers are rethinking their in-store merchandising strategies to more effectively engage shoppers and drive conversions

Millennials How The Body Shop Is Reviving Its U.S. Presence Through Activism And Sustainable Store Concepts

The Body Shop GM, Andrea Blieden, discusses leaning into the brand's heritage as a revolutionary, female-founded co, cultivating activist and sustainability measures to connect with values-driven millennials in a competitive, indie-saturated beauty market