Getting our hands on one of our best-loved beauty brands just got easier.
‘Cool girl’ cosmetics Glossier has just announced it’s making international shipping available, and plans are in the post for a brick-and-mortar retail space.
Founder and CEO Emily Weiss shared the news with Glossier fans everywhere in letter she posted to Glossier that revealed the company had been successful in raising $24 million to fund the company’s planned expansion.
She wrote: “that means launching products in two new categories, opening permanent retail ([sic]—more on that soon), and yes, finally going international.”
Glossier’s bid to secure this latest round of funding was led by IVP, a San Francisco-based venture capitalist firm that’s invested in Dropbox and Slack, with additional support from Index Ventures.
While it’s a massive milestone for the beauty start-up, major girlboss Emily noted the importance maintaining the brand’s vision.
“Of course, I have to remind myself that we are just over two years old, and to look at the time it’s taken iconic companies like Estée Lauder, Apple, and Nike to become what they are today. There will be stumbling blocks. But something I repeat to our now 55+ person team, something I believe in, is that “Glossier is cult, it’s not niche,” and that’s because we believe in the democratization of beauty. Glossier was created not to be for a privileged “some” but for an activated “all”—and we are still early in our journey to fulfill that promise.”
All we can say is Christmas looks like it just got a little bit better.