Jeff Prine

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

SEC Begins Formal Investigation into Ex-CEO Dov Charney

Dov Charney, found and controversial leader at American Apparel

Los Angeles--The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a formal investigation into the conduct of Dov Charney, … [Read more...]

PVH Swings into Q4 Profit, But Gives Lackluster Forecast

A look at Spring 2015 eyewear, as featured in the Calvin Klein Collection advertising campaign with models Vanessa Axente and Clark Bockelman.

New York—PVH Corp said Wednesday that it swung into a fourth quarter profit helped by increases at its Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin … [Read more...]

Hermès 2014 Net Profit Surges, “Easily Tops the Mark of Luxury Peers”

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Paris—Hermès International’s strategy of pursuing the uppermost reaches of the affluent market has paid off again for the luxury … [Read more...]

Christopher & Banks Q4 Shows Improvement Despite Earnings Miss

Spring Look at Christopher & Banks

Plymouth, MN—Despite a decline in its sales, Christopher & Banks Corp. reported Tuesday that it swung into a fourth quarter … [Read more...]

H&M Q1 Profits Jump, 400 New Stores to be Added This Year

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Stockholm—H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, reported today a better than expected first quarter pretax profit. … [Read more...]

Game Changers: NPD’s Marshal Cohen on the Next Big Thing

Marshal Cohen, chief analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

2014 ended with a good news/bad news sort of holiday season. Sure sales were up and mostly in line with forecasts. Online sales … [Read more...]

G-III Q4 Profit Jumps Nearly 60%

Fall '15 Photo Shoot for G.H. Bass

New York—G-III Apparel Group reported today that its fourth quarter profit jumped 58% and an 8.8% rise in sales. While the profit … [Read more...]

Tiffany Q4 Sales Fall for First Time in 5 Years

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New York—Tiffany & Co. today reported that its fourth quarter sales fell for the first time in five years. While the luxury … [Read more...]

Report: Consumer Demand Increases for High-End Timepieces, Smartwatches

Swiss Smartwatch: Breitling's B55 Connected, the brand’s first connected chronograph. Since the main assets of a smartphone are its screen and its ergonomic interface, owners of the B55 Connected can use their phone to perform certain adjustments (time-setting, time zones, alarms, display and operating parameters, night mode, etc.). At the same time, the user may also upload the results of various measurements (flight times, etc.) from the chronograph to the smartphone so as to be able to read them more easily, store them or pass them on via wireless connectivity.

Basel and Geneva, Switzerland—BaselWorld, the annual trade show for watches, opened Thursday with a showcase of 1,500 brands that … [Read more...]

Target’s Payout: $10 Million in Data Breach and Minimum Wage Increase

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Minneapolis—Target Corp. is paying out big time. The mass merchant agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over … [Read more...]

Basel Bombshell for Apple? TAG Heuer, Gucci Announce Luxury Smartwatches

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Basel, Switzerland—The 18K gold, $10,000 plus Apple Watch won’t be the only luxury smartwatch to vie for affluent consumers. … [Read more...]

J. Crew Swings into Q4 Loss on Charges, Lower Sales at Flagship Brand

Winter Blues: the good kind. J. Crew’s Downing bucket bag in deep navy

New York---J. Crew Group Inc. today reported that it swung into a fourth quarter loss hurt by an impairment change and slower … [Read more...]