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

Coach Q2 Earnings Slide Again; Executives Shifts Announced

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New York—Coach Inc. today reported that its second quarter profit and sales fell but its turnaround is starting to take hold. The … [Read more...]

H&M Q4 Profit Rises, Plans 400 New Stores This Year

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Stockholm—Fast-fashion retailer H&M today reported that its fourth quarter earnings rose 17% as sales increased but the figure … [Read more...]

Muted Northeast Blizzard a Relief for Retailers?

Even the normally bustling Times Square was eerily quiet Monday night as the storm hit

New York—There’s one retail segment that probably hopes for a few winter blizzards of the scope of Juno, the super snowstorm, that … [Read more...]

Stumbling Block in West Coast Port Talks Reportedly Solved

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Los Angeles—After six months of haggling and stalled negotiations, a new contact agreement for dockworkers at West Coast ports … [Read more...]

HanesBrands to Invest $1.5M to Expand U.S. Sheer Hosiery Factory

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Winston-Salem, NC—HanesBrands, makers of sheer hosiery and legwear under Hanes, L’eggs, Just My Size and other brands, announced … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Shareholders Approve $8 Billion Merger with Dollar Tree

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Chesapeake, VA—After nearly six months of a bidding war, shareholders at Family Dollar Stores approved an $8 billion merger deal … [Read more...]

Struggling Wet Seal Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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Foothills Ranch, CA—Following new that it would be closing 338 stores and laying off some 3,700 employees, Wet Seal Inc. filed for … [Read more...]

Target CEO Pulls Plug on Canadian Division

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Minneapolis—After taking more than two years and forking over some $1.6 billion, Target today said it would be pulling out of its … [Read more...]

Hong Kong Protests Dampen Burberry’s Asian Sales Gains

Campaign stars Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn wearing Burberry Prorsum for the Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

London—The pro-democracy activists who camped out in Hong Kong’s main business district for two months to bring attention to their … [Read more...]

MarketLive Holiday Wrap Up: Sales Increase 11.7% for Index Merchants

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Chicago—And the holiday results keep coming in: the wrap-up numbers are in for Holiday 2014 for MarketLive merchants.From the … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Astali Jewelry

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Don’t tread on me seems to be the theme of this necklace, a showpiece of designer Shannon Astali DeJong, whose jewelry line, … [Read more...]

Costs Rise for Steve Madden in Q4 as Sales Flatten

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Long Island City, NY—Steve Madden reported Friday that its fourth quarter sales were flat with last year, but just edged past … [Read more...]