Bergdorf Goodman is hitting refresh on its magnificence — and grooming — assortments.
On July 9, the retailer will likely be launching a brand new magnificence edit centered round new improvements in magnificence, starting from technologically superior merchandise to these with pure substances. Dubbed the BG Beauty Edit, the brand new curation will reside each in brick-and-mortar and on-line.
Bergdorf Goodman is introducing new names to its model matrix to enhance the choice, equivalent to Ayuna, Furtuna, SuperEgg, Aura, Esker and Joanna Czech. It may also be broadening its assortment from manufacturers it already shares, equivalent to St. Rose, La Bouche Rouge, Zents and Botanika Life.
Across the road on the males’s retailer, Goodman’s will likely be launching its Men’s Self-Care Shop, a number of grooming merchandise, on Aug. 18. The array will likely be merchandised by product operate, equivalent to diet, post-workout, hair care and sleep. Brands included within the providing embody 111Skin, Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Acqua di Parma, Iles Formula, Hello Jupiter, 8 Greens, 27 Rosiers, Shore Magic, The Organic Pharmacy, Amly, Anatomē, Claus Porto, Salt, Soeder, TheraGun and Asystem.
Yumi Shin, chief service provider at Bergdorf Goodman, stated the retailer’s plans are merely assembly client demand. “There’s a lot of innovation in the market and our customers look to Bergdorf Goodman for our edit and for our voice,” Shin stated. “It’s our extremely curated edit, there’s a variety of product on the market. We undergo all the pieces — by way of tons of of merchandise.
What’s promoting on the luxurious specialty retailer mirrors bigger, industry-wide tendencies, equivalent to the appearance of skincare and a renewed concentrate on wellness. “Skin care is definitely an important category, but we’re also interested in health and wellbeing brands such as Aura and Esker,” Shin stated. Despite a comparatively comfortable make-up market industry-wide, clear shade manufacturers like Westman Atelier and La Bouche Rouge “have been very, very strong.”
To that finish, throughout classes, Shin has seen “renewed energy in life” with a concentrate on shade. “People are ready to reunite with their friends and families, and they’re coming into our store and walking away with incredible, emotional products with lots of color, like accessories, dresses and getaway pieces,” she stated. “Our customer is definitely traveling, and we cannot keep our getaway pieces in stock.”
Shin’s purpose in revamping the sweetness providing was to higher serve the wants of the already current Bergdorf Goodman buyer, to not entice new cohorts of customers. “We believe in borderless shopping, our customers love shopping and experiencing the entire store,” she stated. “Our customers are very savvy, very well read, and they’re looking for curation in the edit across categories. The beauty customer isn’t just a beauty customer, it’s a Bergdorf’s customer.”
The client base for the brand new Men’s Self-Care Shop is equally as well-heeled. “We have an incredibly broad customer profile, and we have everything from the third floor with Brunello Cucinelli and Loro Piana to tailoring from Kiton and Tom Ford. We really span age, category and country of origin. It’s anyone who’s interested in luxury,” stated Bruce Pask, males’s vogue director of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, who spearheaded and personally examined the merchandise within the retailer’s grooming assortment.
“Over the past year and a half, we’ve been looking at the market as having more and more entrants for men-specific care. We found it intriguing, and it was something we felt was a really important need our customers have,” Pask continued.
The grooming choice is merchandised based on goal and scenario, equivalent to post-workout merchandise, nighttime merchandise, or hair care. “I’m a luddite when it comes to skin care and health care, so this was about demystifying the processes. I’ve come at it from the point of view of an uninformed customer,” Pask stated. “We’re going to be very prescriptive, and it’s going to be immediately apparent to our customers that it is easy to adapt this into your life, and it’ll improve your state of being, and how you feel about yourself.”
Pask’s method to the model matrix began with recognizable names to the Goodman’s shopper, equivalent to Dr. Barbara Sturm and Augustinus Bader, and mixing them with smaller names like 27 Rosiers and The Organic Pharmacy, he stated.
“We want to make sure that we are bringing our customers the newest and the best, that those that are new and exclusive brands are introductions to customers,” Pask stated. “For us, we always look at Bergdorf Goodman as a place of discovery.”
Both new product lineups will activate digitally and be obtainable on-line. “Digital is about storytelling,” Shin stated. “If you’ve seen our Love Letters to New York campaign, it’s really about telling our story, and our online space can be very special. It’s about storytelling for our customer, and we will be telling the same story that we are in store, which is what our customers respond well to.”
Brands which have had in-store experiences connected to them, equivalent to Bergdorf Goodman’s collection of grasp courses, additionally present elevated penetration with clients. “We always love to tell [brands’ stories], and that’s what we’re very strong in,” Shin continued. “It’s partnering with us to tell stories. We’ve been holding master classes that have been super successful with our customers, and those moments really stand out when there’s a connection with our customer.”
Pask additionally heralded the gross sales associates’ talents to coach its male customers on the makes use of of every grooming product. “They’re going to help our customers in creating regimes that are easy to follow and absolutely beneficial,” he stated. “We’ve tried and loved a lot of them, and the reason they’re here is because we’ve found how greatly they’ve benefitted our lives.”
Each roster of manufacturers could be anticipated to comply with cutting-edge expertise, Shin stated, given the shoppers’ consciousness and data of magnificence. “We are always seeking new product, and it’s always through the lens of unabashed luxury across all divisions and categories, and that will continue,” she stated. “We have a very discerning edit, and we stand behind all of our launches. It’s going to continue to be very highly curated.”
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