Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories 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. jeffp@busjour.com

Private Equity Firm Finally Snags John Hardy

The brand's signature bamboo design in a silver cuff

New York—After months of reported haggling, Catterton Partners, the private equity firm, announced today it acquired John Hardy … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Marcia Budet

Marcia Budet Candyar Cocktail Rings Silver

Designer and architect Marcia Budet has whipped up something delicious which she refers to as the CandyBar Collection.Budet … [Read more...]

Kering’s Q2 Sales Rise Despite Sharp Drop in Gucci Sales

From Yves Saint Laurent's fall ad campaign

Paris—It was a case of good news/bad news for Kering SA today as the luxurygoods conglomerate reported second quarter revenue that … [Read more...]

Origami Owl Presents O2 Experience to 5,000

Teen entrepreneur Bella Weems

Chandler, AZ—For starters, Bella Weems, the overachiever teen who founded Origami Owl, a jewelry line known for its customizable … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Garden of Silver

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When designer Eileen Baumeister McIntyre needs some inspiration for her handmade garden-inspired jewelry, she only has to step out … [Read more...]

Meijer, Skechers Team Up to Give Shoes to Children

Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis have fun with Indianapolis Colts Mascot “Blue” at Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

Grand Rapids, MI—Meijer and Skechers teamed up last week to give away new pairs of BOBS from Skechers shoes to 1,000 Indianapolis … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: K. Bell

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Deckers Loss Beats Estimate, Sales Rise

A fresh way to wear UGG with the new brand #IHEARTUGG

Goleta, CA—Deckers Outdoor Corp., parent to UGG, reported Thursday afternoon a better-than-expected first quarter loss as sales … [Read more...]

LVMH First Half Profit Hit by Exchange Rates

Pre-fall look at LVMH's Fendi brand, a strong first half performer

Paris—LVMH—the world’s largest luxurygoods conglomerate—felt the sting of a “pressured” Asian market that pushed its profit and … [Read more...]

Skechers’ Shares Soar on Record Q2 Earnings

Skechers recently tapped pop star Demi Lovato for its global ad campaign this fall.
“My generation grew up with Skechers,” Lovato said. “Now with their cool styles and fun colors, I’m excited to introduce the collection.”

Manhattan Beach, CA—It’s a good thing that Skechers USA Inc. markets athletic-style footwear, the kind needed to run faster and … [Read more...]

HanesBrands Raises Outlook as Q2 Profit Rises

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Winston-Salem, NC—HanesBrands Inc. said Wednesday it returned to increased profitability, crediting higher sales and reduced … [Read more...]

Swatch First Half Earnings Drop for First Time in 5 Years

Nicole Kidman, one of the brand ambassadors for Swatch Group's Omega brand

Zurich—Reporting its first drop in half year earnings in five years, Swatch Group today warned of an uncertain second as Hong … [Read more...]

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