About Us

THE MAGAZINE

AUG-2012-COVER-ACCESSORIES-72dpiCalled The Voice of the Industry and published 5x 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, we are the conduit between retailers and manufacturers, 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.

Reach: More than 75% of our readership is comprised of retailers and e-tailers. Our 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 TREND SERVICE

5BigTrendsLanding_FW15_Layout-12Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting is the only accessories-only trend service in the industry! We produce invaluable forecasting reports and downloadable trend information–released 2x a year–including:
5 Big Trends: Comprehensive, macro forecasts offering the essential trend/color/classification tools you need to design and develop next season’s line or plan retail buys.  For each trend, you will receive Trend Boards, Colors, Prints/Patterns/Materials, Apparel Looks, Key Items and Trends by Accessories Classifications.
Classification Reports: Capsulized classification trend reports tailored to your specific needs. These reports aim to help you understand how seasonal trends can be directly implemented into your collections. Each report offers an overview of the season’s must-haves, featuring key shapes, silhouettes, motifs and materials…all available in an easy, downloadable pdf.
Webinars:  Webcasts and videos presenting fashion in a cohesive, targeted manner, viewing the runways through an accessories lens. These expertly curated videos offer intelligent voiceovers from our Trend Director that explain and interpret what you’re seeing, as well as highlight the most important trends.

THE CIRCLE

join-circleAccessoriesCircle.com, an industry networking portal, is the fashion accessories industry’s only sourcing and networking site, featuring designers, manufacturers, reps, distributors, trade shows, trade marts, suppliers, associations, retailers, and more. Users can find new resources and clients, connect to key industry players, shop seasonal lookbooks and even order merchandise. Join today for  a free basic listing!

OUR TEAM

Sherie Dolinoy head shotSHERIE DOLINOY, Publisher
sheried@busjour.com
Sherie has worked in accessories trade publishing for more than 13 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 B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Maryland, College Park.

LAUREN PARKER, Editor-In-Chief
laurenp@busjour.com
With 25 years in accessories publishing, Lauren has written over 1,000 articles profiling industry experts, retail and marketing executives, designers and manufacturers, and traveled extensively for international shows and trendspotting (most recent trip: Morocco). Lauren has previously written for National Jeweler, Couture Jeweler, Accent, EyeWear and International Watch, plus art, travel and lifestyle consumer publications like Hampton Country. She recently worked on the fine jewelry coffee table book Jewelry’s Shining Stars. Lauren frequently judges industry design competitions and speaks at fashion schools, and has presented accessories segments on TV. She has a B.S. 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 (FIT).

08c64a7COURTNEY IGNELZI, Trend Director
courtneyi@busjour.com
Graduating with a BA in Fashion Merchandising Management from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Courtney Ignelzi started her career over 10 years ago as a Trend Correspondent at Stylesight.com. Her vast knowledge and keen eye for analyzing women’s runway, street trends and retail has taken her around the world for market and tradeshow coverage.  After being a part of the Stylesight team for 7 years, Courtney took her love for trend forecasting and product development and began consulting for various retailers and e-commerce sites.  With a personal passion for women’s accessories and footwear, her forward and innovative ideas landed her as Trend Director at Accessories Magazine’s Trend Forecasting Service, Accessories Directions.  Creating and developing a new product for the clients, her expertise and passion for technology and accessories blended perfectly for a more user friendly and directional trend service.

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.