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

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

These UGG x Swarovski boots were part of a contest to guess the total crystals embellished on the boots. Winners received a part of the boots.

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...]

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

Paris—LVMH, “the world's biggest luxury group,” reported today that sales were up in its third quarter as business picked up in … [Read more...]

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...]