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

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...]

Hermès Artistic Director to Depart

Christophe Lemaire

Paris—Just days after Hermès released its first quarter report—where ready-to-wear and accessories sales rose 16%--Christophe … [Read more...]

VF Q2 Profit Rises on Outdoor, Action Sports Brands

Breezy summer style at VF's Timberland brand

Greensboro, NC—VF Corporation reported today a 14% increase in its second quarter profit, helped by strong sales at its Outdoor … [Read more...]

Hermès Q2 Sales Slow, Hit by Currency Exchanges

"Once upon a time in the Wild West of Paris"...Hermès interprets Western

Paris— Hermès International SCA reported today that its second quarter sales trailed estimates as the weakness of the yen and a … [Read more...]

Wolverine Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, But Store Closures Planned

Most of the planned store closures include Stride Rite, Wolverine's kids shoe shoes

Rockford, MI—Wolverine World Wide, Inc. reported Tuesday an increase in its second quarter profit and sales, but also plans to … [Read more...]

Retail Sales Edge Up in June But Core Sales Growth Solid

Retail Sales

Washington—June retail sales failed to reach economists’ estimates, but the so-called core sales—which exclude automobiles, … [Read more...]

Report: HSN CEO Turns Down Top Job at JCPenney

JCPenney

New York—JCPenney has had a litany of problems the last few years. The latest evidently is finding a new chief executive officer … [Read more...]

Investors Rebuke Burberry Over CEO’s Pay Package

Christopher Bailey - Creative director of Burberry2

London—At a general meeting of its shareholders today, Burberry investors fired what has been called “a warning shot.” About 53% … [Read more...]

Retail Comp Sales in June Once Again Beat Forecasts

Only a handful of major retailers still release monthly sales results

New York—Retailers sailed past estimates for their June comparable store sales results as better weather and lower unemployment … [Read more...]

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