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

Sears Holdings to Lease Primark 7 Retail Locations

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Hoffman Estates, IL—Sears Holdings continues to look for ways to scape cash together. Today it announced lease agreements with … [Read more...]

Sears Holdings Begins Rights Offering

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Hoffman Estates, IL—Sears Holdings said in a filing on Wednesday that it plans to raise $380 million by selling off the majority … [Read more...]

Report: September Sales Sluggish as Consumers Remain Cautious

February Retail Sales Up 1%

Washington—Concerns about the economy here and trouble abroad may have contributed to a decline in September retail sales, … [Read more...]

LVMH Sales Up Despite Weakness in Asia

What happens when Christian Louboutin designs for Louis Vuitton's Monogram Collection: a Shopping Trolley. Retail: $23,000

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Burberry’s First Half Sales Rise, But Warns About Second Half

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London--Burberry Group Plc today blamed a deteriorating market for hurting will hurt profitability this year, the latest among … [Read more...]

Kmart Offers Credit Monitoring to Customers After Security Breach

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Hoffman Estates, IL—As if Sears Holdings Corp. doesn’t have enough trouble recently. On Friday, the retailer announced that its … [Read more...]

Report: Amazon to Open Retail Location in Midtown Manhattan

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New York—Thanks to the Internet, everyone seemed abuzz today after a report surfaced that Amazon.com is planning a … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top 10 News Articles to Remember

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Item of the Day: Mary Margrill

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Even the most klutzy of us can have a thing for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” What with the change to see some former child star … [Read more...]

September Comp Sales Rise “Modestly”

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Ghurka Resumes Women’s Handbags Collection

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New York—For the first time in 15 years, Ghurka has a women’s collection. Designed in the tradition of Ghurka’s iconic men’s and … [Read more...]

Galliano Emerges From Exile to Head Martin Margiela

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Paris—Following three years of exile for inappropriate comments, British designer John Galliano is emerging from the shadows to … [Read more...]