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Prestige skin-care brands making their way into mass-market retailers
Prestige skin-care brands making their way into mass-market retailers

Not so long ago, perusing Lanvin at H&M, Zac Posen and Jean Paul Gaultier at Target and C. Ronson at JCPenney would have seemed like the first indicator of a fashion apocalypse, the stuff of Anna Wintour's nightmares. Yet since H&M's 2004 Karl Lagerfeld limited-edition capsule collection launched and sold out within an hour at several locations, a big-name designer's survival is practically contingent on one such street cred collaboration or lower-priced diffusion line. Presumably, mass-market stores such as Kmart, Kohl's and the rest need the designers just as much. It was only a matter of time before the beauty world caught on. "It's an...

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