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

Nike Q2 Earnings Exceptional—Except Future Orders Downturn

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Beaverton, OR—Nike reported Thursday night that its second quarter profit rose 23% while its revenue increased 15% to $7.4 … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Lusasul

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At the risk of mixing metaphors during this the holiday season, Lusasul, a Mexican art jewelry house, presents its bloody love … [Read more...]

Rumor: LVMH Interested in Acquiring Coach?

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New York—Shares of Coach Inc rose the most in four months Thursday after after a report surfaced that LVMH apparently is … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise Most in 8 Months

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Washington—The most hires in a decade, lowering gas prices and plenty of promotions at retail helped total November retail sales … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q3 Profit Dives 54%, Outlook Downgraded

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Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Inc. today reported that its third quarter profit dove 54% due to higher costs and weaker sales. Its … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Breil

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They’re on handbags, belts, jewelry, small leathergoods, sunglasses, shoes, hats, gloves, even socks. They are one of the most … [Read more...]

State of Mobile Commerce Report Reveals The Purchasing Power Unleashed by Mobile

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New York—Mobile now accounts for more than 30% of e-commerce transactions globally and more than 27% of e-commerce transactions in … [Read more...]

HBC Q3 Loss Narrows, Sales Double with Saks’ Help

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Toronto—Its acquisition last year of Saks Inc. enabled Hudson Bay Co. to nearly double its retail sales and post a smaller third … [Read more...]

Belk Q3 Profit Falls on Increased Expenses

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Charlotte, NC—Belk Inc. reported today that it swung into a third quarter loss due toexpenses from its new strategic … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Mastoloni

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Give an inch to some people and they’ll take a mile (you know whom we speak of). So what do you get when you take 100 inches? A … [Read more...]

Sears Holdings to Close 235 Stores By Year’s End

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Hoffman Estates, IL—There was plenty of hype around Sears and Kmart stores during Black Weekend, but the news 10 days later isn’t … [Read more...]

Genesco Plunges on Dismal Q3 Earnings, Outlook

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Nashville, TN—Shares of Genesco plunged in trading Friday after the athletic footwear and headwear retailer reported a “dismal” … [Read more...]