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.
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.
In addition to our Trend Forecasting Service, which produces downloadable trend reports and viewable webinars, the site also features AccessoriesCircle.com, an industry networking portal.
SHERIE DOLINOY, Associate Publisher
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
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
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.
COURTNEY IGNELZI, Trend Director
Graduating with a BA in Fashion Merchandising Management from F.I.T, 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.
SAMUEL JOHNSON, Online Production Manager
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.