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

Item of the Day: The Paris Bracelet

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The dress code for tonight’s Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball (FABB) at Pier 60 is festive party attire. And if you are looking … [Read more...]

Despite Currency Exchange Headwinds, Fossil Q1 Better Than Expected

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Richardson, TX—Although facing headwinds from a strong U.S. dollar, Fossil Group Tuesday reported a better-than-expected first … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Bertha Watches

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It’s time to give a hoot! An owl is prominently featured on the face of Bertha Watches’ Ashley timepiece, featuring intricately … [Read more...]

Tracy Margolies Named CMO at Saks Fifth Avenue

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New York—After tapping an outsider, Marigay McKee of Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue announced today that it is bringing back a former … [Read more...]

Burberry Takes Advantage of Currency Changes as Sales Rise 9%

Sunglasses from The Gabardine Collection, inspired by Burberry's trench coat fabric

London—Thanks to pricing adjustments to counteract the effects of currency fluctuations and strong sales of its raincoats and … [Read more...]

Prada 2014 Profit Drops by Nearly 30% on Weaker Sales

The third chapter of Prada The Iconoclasts was inaugurated during Paris Fashion Week at Prada Faubourg Saint-Honoré store. "Worldwide known costume designer Milena Canonero, four times Oscar winner - reinterpreted the visual identity of the store through the Feng Shui philosophy"

Milan—Stung by weaker sales in Asia, Prada today reported its net profit dropped 28% last year. As has been reported by other … [Read more...]

Belk Q4 Profit Rises on Strong Holiday Sales

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Charlotte, NC—Belk Inc. posted an 8.4% rise in its fourth quarter profit aided by a big increase in its holiday sales. For the … [Read more...]

Lulelemon Q4 Profit Up as Sales Surge, but Outlook Disappoints

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Vancouver--Lululemon Athletica Inc. said its fourth quarter income rose as sales surged 16% from a  year ago, reflecting what the … [Read more...]

SEC Begins Formal Investigation into Ex-CEO Dov Charney

Dov Charney, found and controversial leader at American Apparel

Los Angeles--The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a formal investigation into the conduct of Dov Charney, … [Read more...]

PVH Swings into Q4 Profit, But Gives Lackluster Forecast

A look at Spring 2015 eyewear, as featured in the Calvin Klein Collection advertising campaign with models Vanessa Axente and Clark Bockelman.

New York—PVH Corp said Wednesday that it swung into a fourth quarter profit helped by increases at its Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin … [Read more...]

Hermès 2014 Net Profit Surges, “Easily Tops the Mark of Luxury Peers”

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Paris—Hermès International’s strategy of pursuing the uppermost reaches of the affluent market has paid off again for the luxury … [Read more...]

Christopher & Banks Q4 Shows Improvement Despite Earnings Miss

Spring Look at Christopher & Banks

Plymouth, MN—Despite a decline in its sales, Christopher & Banks Corp. reported Tuesday that it swung into a fourth quarter … [Read more...]