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 Scores a Big One: Q4 Profit Up 24%, Sales Up 13%

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Beaverton, OR—Even after 51 years in business, Nike is still just doing it.In its fourth quarter earnings report Thursday, the … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Pugster

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The most important real estate on the body for jewelry has been the wrists where companies have sold millions of charm and … [Read more...]

Target CMO Kathee Tesija Removed to an “Advisory Role”

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Minneapolis—In the continuing drama lead by Target CEO Brian Cornell as he leads a transformation of the mass merchant, Chief … [Read more...]

Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

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Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

After a Year, Alibaba Sells Off its 11 Main Online Marketplace

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San Mateo, CA—Alibaba may boast itself as the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross … [Read more...]

Retailers, Trade Associations Applaud TPA Vote in the House

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Washington—Retailers and industry trade associations today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a new Trade … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Six15 Technologies

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OK, so maybe these frames might seem a little geeky (which is actually a trend in eyewear), but upon a closer look, you just may … [Read more...]

HBC to Expand into Europe with $2.73B Purchase of German Dept. Store

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Toronto—After making inroads into dominating the North American department store market with the addition of Lord & Taylor and … [Read more...]

Streamlining: Gap to Close 175 of its Namesake Stores

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San Francisco—Another retailer to make drastic changes to prevent a further slide in business: this time Gap Inc. said today to … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Q3 Swings into Profit as Sales Rise

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Dallas—Neiman Marcus Group today reported that its luxury retail business swung into a third quarter profit aided by increased … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Blumlux

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So you lose in the NFL finals to New England earlier this year, leading to one of pro-footballs worse scandals (remember … [Read more...]

Shake Up at J. Crew: Designer Ousted, 175 Jobs Cut

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New York—Faced with less-than-superlative sales results and merchandise misfires, J. Crew today announced it would be eliminating … [Read more...]