About Us

THE MAGAZINE

AUG-2012-COVER-ACCESSORIES-72dpiPublished 6x a year, Accessories Magazine is the leading trade publication in the fashion accessories industry, and has been in business since 1908.

Serving the $32 billion accessories industry, the magazine acts as the conduit between retailers and manufacturers by providing a timely, relevant and analytical editorial perspective to this rapidly changing business.

Readers rely on Accessories for up-to-the-minute coverage on all categories of accessories, including handbags, small leathergoods, jewelry, watches, belts, scarves, hosiery, eyewear, hats, hairgoods, rainwear/umbrellas, casual footwear, tech accessories, coldweather merchandise and more. Our editors are experts in the field and come from multi-faceted backgrounds in the fashion industry (see Our Team, below). Their experience enables them to report on topics that both impact the industry and provide marketing direction.

Who we reach: More than 75% of our readership is comprised of retailers and e-tailers. Our audited circulation includes presidents, GMMs, DMMs and buyers from every class of trade: department stores, specialty stores, specialty chains, mass merchants, catalogs, corporate buying offices, shoe stores, leathergoods stores, gift stores, museums, duty free shops, home shopping, e-commerce sites and more.

THE WEBSITE

Updated throughout each day, Accessoriesmagazine.com enables the editors to react faster to this ever-changing, fast-fashion industry. The site is a must-visit for all retailers in the industry, complete with daily updated news, breaking trends, runway coverage, forum discussions, article comments and much more. Within this community, members engage, interact, shop and buy, and as a result, grow the entire industry. Experts also lend their knowledge to help the industry expand.

All fashion and trend reports are organized by season, making it easy for designers and retail buyers to see what’s coming next. Each day, the Daily Accessories News Flash is e-blasted out to the industry, with a selection of the most important news and trend items.

The site also features AccessoriesCircle.com, an industry networking portal, and AccessoriesDirections.com, our trend forecasting service.

OUR TEAM

Lorrie Frost head shotLORRIE FROST, Publisher
lorrief@busjour.com
Lorrie began her career 32 years ago at Accessories typing out the advertising bills on an old- fashioned typewriter. Having risen up through the editorial and advertising departments, she’s led the magazine as Publisher for the past 16 years. Lorrie was recently named Director of the Accessories Division for Business Journals. Highly respected in the industry, Lorrie is a valued consultant to many presidents for her knowledge, whether in marketing, developing new divisions, fashion trends, retail or fostering connections.


Sherie Dolinoy head shotSHERIE DOLINOY, Associate Publisher
sheried@busjour.com
Sherie has worked in accessories trade publishing for more than 12 years and specializes in producing special advertising sections and coming up with clever and efficient ways for her industry accounts to improve their business, both in print and online. Before coming to Accessories, she worked at Conde Nast on Mademoiselle and Self magazines. Sherie has a BS in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Maryland, College Park.

LAUREN PARKER, Editor
laurenp@busjour.com
With more than 20 years in the accessories publishing industry, Lauren has written over 1,000 articles profiling industry experts, retail and marketing executives, designers, manufacturers and more, and traveled internationally for countless trade shows. Lauren has written for National Jeweler, Couture Jeweler, Accent, EyeWear and International Watch, plus art, lifestyle and travel consumer publications like Hampton Country. Lauren frequently judges industry design competitions and speaks about her career at fashion schools, and has presented accessories segments on TV.  She has a BS in Communications from Cornell University.

JEFF PRINE, Editor at Large
jeffp@busjour.com

Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories magazine more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

Jayne MountfordJAYNE MOUNTFORD, Trend Director
jaynem@busjour.com
Running trend forecasting service AccessoriesDirections.com, Jayne will also produce seasonal trend webinars. Jayne has worked in the fashion and retail industries for over 15 years, including positions with Promostyl, Macy’s Merchandising Group, as fashion director of accessories, and Stylesight, where she was vice president of trend reporting. Jayne is the founder of Hall-Five.com, a unique website offering the first social media experience for the trend forecasting industry. Her expertise lies in creating product identities via trend research, design development and brand management. Originally from The UK, Jayne lives in New York City.

frontfaceHEADSHOTGINA ROSE SIRICO, Fashion Market Editor
ginas@busjour.com
Gina recently graduated from Marist College with a major in Communication with concentrations in Journalism and Advertising, and minors in Fashion Merchandising and Global Studies. At graduation she also received the faculty award for Excellence in Journalism. Having interned with Accessories in 2008 and assisted with the Accessories 100 year anniversary party, she knew this was a career path she wanted to take. Previous internships included Milford Living Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, Tom Martinelli Custom Publishing, and even production with NBC 4 New York with the legendary Gabe Pressman. The profile piece she created with Gabe Pressman at NBC about the Garment District was Emmy Nominated in 2012.

photoSAMUEL JOHNSON, Online Production Manager
samuelj@busjour.com
Samuel has years of experience in the music business and in Public Relations. He worked with Atlantic Records and Def Jam launching an independent label which sold more that 10 million records. At Accessories Magazine, he knows intuitively what needs to be done to promote and manage our online production and ad campaigns.

 

 

 

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