Rare Articles

How Much is your Indie Beauty Brand Worth?

This post was originally published on BeautyMatter. We all see the headline numbers and marvel: Tatcha sells for 7x sales. Drunk Elephant is acquired for 8x sales. Olaplex goes public at over 50x sales. Wow, we are tempted to conclude, my brand must be worth gazillions! I have this conversation with brand founders all too… Read more »

The Real Challenge of WFH: Trust (Part 2 of 2)

My last post took a swing at some of the oft-cited downsides of the new WFx experiment that corporate America is running in real-time. In contrast to what has quickly become popular wisdom, I think most businesses (including us at Rare Beauty Brands) have found that at least in the short term, productivity is up… Read more »

Finance & Operations

Metrics Monday: Supply Chain Metrics we Use at RBB

It seems that everywhere you look these days, people are talking about the supply chain crisis, both in the economy overall, and in the beauty industry more specifically. I won’t rehash those analyses, but you can check out some of my favorite ones here and here and here and here. Personally, my best guess is… Read more »

What is a Rare Article?

What is a Rare Article?

Crossword clue: an intriguing object worth collecting (11 letters). Welcome to Rare Articles, the Rare Beauty Brands blog, where we will periodically take the time to explore the challenges, issues and opportunities surrounding the process of building great brands and businesses in today’s ultra-competitive environment. I fell in love with brands at an early age.… Read more »