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

Ralph Lauren Q2 Better-Than-Expected, But Forecast Disappoints

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New York— Ralph Lauren Corp. today reported a much-better-than expected Q2 profit, but the company’s annual forecast disappointed … [Read more...]

Hanesbrands Q3 Profit Hit by Costs, But Sales Rise 17%

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Winston-Salem, NC—Hanesbrands Inc. reported today that its third quarter earnings were hit by acquisition related costs that … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: i.amPULS

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Why should Jay Z, P Diddy and 50 Cent be among the only hip hop moguls to invest in other industries such as fashion and … [Read more...]

Coach Shares Fall as Its Q1 Results, Forecast Dismay

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New York—Despite reporting today a first quarter profit that beat estimates, Coach saw its share fall as the leathergoods company … [Read more...]

Crocs Q3 Earnings Up, But Forecast Weak

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Niwot, CO—Crocs Inc. said Monday afternoon that its third quarter nearly a 5% sales increase but its profit missed analysts’ … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Slightly Alabama

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TGIF! Some weeks it cannot come fast enough…and this was one of them. Ah! To be home, relax and pour yourself a nice glass of red … [Read more...]

Costco Confirms: Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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Seattle—Holiday creep may be turning Thanksgiving Day into an extension of Black Friday as retailers from Macy’s to Target and … [Read more...]

Deckers Brands Posts Strong Q2 Earnings, But Forecast Disappoints

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Goleta, CA—Deckers Brands Thursday credited its “diversified product range” for its second quarter boost in earnings of more than … [Read more...]

Report: Sears Holdings to Close 110 Stores, Layoff 6,000

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Hoffman Estates, IL— Sears Holdings is once again being dogged by rumors much like JCPenney was a year ago. Today, in a report on … [Read more...]

Gucci Down, Puma Up in Kering’s Q3 Sales Report

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Paris—Kering SA today reported third quarter sales in line with estimates even though its Gucci business was off due to weaker … [Read more...]

Under Armour Scores Another Earnings Win

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Baltimore, MD—Under Armour today gave another stellar earnings report beating analysts' estimates for both sales and earnings and … [Read more...]

Apple Pay Arrives: Will It Transform Retail?

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New York—Macy’s is one of a handful of retailers who this week began offering Apple Pay, the brand new system for mobile payment … [Read more...]