Prestige sets see double-digit gains

Beauty market research company NPD Group recently reported that prestige gift sets were once again on the rise within U.S. department stores.

While all prestige gift sets saw double-digit gains, the greatest lift was reported in makeup gift sets. Between January and October 2012, total makeup gift sets rose 26% to $116 million compared with the January to 
October 2011 period.

Total skin care gift sets increased 23% compared with the year-ago period to reach $276 million.

Total sales of fragrance gift sets climbed 10% to $479 million versus 
last year.

Total prestige beauty gift sets rose 16% to $871 million compared with the year-ago period, according to NPD.


The article above is part of the DSN Category Review Series. For the complete Gift Sets Sell-Through Report, including extensive charts, data and more analysis, click here.

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