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

New York & Co. Narrows Q2 Loss as Sales Rise

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New York—New York & Co. has managed to narrow its loss during the second quarter due to to lower costs and sales … [Read more...]

Foot Locker Reports Stellar Q2 Earnings

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New York—Foot Locker Inc. reported Friday some stellar second quarter earnings: $92 million in net income soaring past analysts’ … [Read more...]

Cato Q2 Profit, Sales Rise

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Charlotte, NC—The Cato Corp. reported today that its second quarter profit rose 6% as total sales and comp sales increased.For … [Read more...]

Ann Inc. Q2 Profit Down 8.1, Lowers Outlook

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New York— Ann Inc. said today that its second quarter income was down 8.1%For the quarter ended Aug. 2, Ann reported a profit … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q2 Profit Up 10%, Plans for India

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San Francisco—Despite narrowed margins like some other specialty retailers, Gap Inc. reported late Thursday a 10% rise in profit, … [Read more...]

Sears Holdings Q2 Loss Widens on “Unacceptable Sales”

Shop Your Way, Sears Holdings' "successful" loyalty program

Hoffman Estates, IL—Sears Holdings today reported another dismal earnings report. This time, its second quarter profit widened to … [Read more...]

Stein Mart Q2 Profit Down Despite Higher Sales

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Jacksonville, FL—Citing “important initiatives” in place, Stein Mart today reported its second quarter profit fell 49% as costs … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Harding-Lane

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It reads like one of those B movies. The list of programs in Shark Week which is occurring this week on Discovery.“A great … [Read more...]

With 62% Drop in Q2 Profit, Target Lowers Full Year Outlook

Shopping carts are stacked inside a Target store in Dallas

Minneapolis—As Target cut prices to attract shoppers who were upset with the huge holiday data breach, the mass merchant today … [Read more...]

Macy’s Settles Racial Profiling Charges, Pays $650K

Holiday Shoppers Seek Out Deals On Black Friday

Albany, NY—For the second time in two weeks a New York retailer had settled allegations that it participating in racial … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Q2 Profit Falls, But Sales Rebound

From Free People, the Urban Outfitters division that performed best

Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters Inc. reported Monday a lower second quarter profit as the lifestyle retailer was hit by weak margins … [Read more...]

TJX Posts Upbeat Q2, Lifts Full Year Estimate

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Framingham, MA— An increase in customer traffic along with higher sales gave TJX Companies an increase in second quarter earnings … [Read more...]