Remembering Thatcher—and Her Handbags

Minister Margaret Thatcher with her iconic handbag during her tenure as British prime minister

London—News today of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving prime minister in 20th century United Kingdom, … [Read more...]

NY Councilwoman Seeks Law Penalizing Buyers of Counterfeit Bags

Sheet showing styles of counterfeit handbags available from a vendor in Chinatown.

New York—One New York City Councilwoman hopes to quash the sales of fake designer handbags by fining—or threatening jail time—to … [Read more...]

ICSC: Despite Cold, March Retail Sales Could Rise 5 Percent

Retail Sales

New York—While retailers are still tallying their March receipts, one thing is for certain: the weather sure didn’t … [Read more...]

Lineapelle Shoppers Warned About Bangladeshi Tanneries

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Bologna, Italy—Human Rights Watch warned attendees the Lineapelle leather fair (April 3 to 5) to avoid shopping some Bangladeshi … [Read more...]

G-III Q4 Profit Jumps on Apparel, Handbag Sales

Spring styles from Calvin Klein

New York—G-III Apparel Group Ltd. reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter profit jumped 62% as more of the company’s branded … [Read more...]

Shoe Carnival Q4 Weak Despite Record 2012 Sales, Profits

April should be a better month for shoe sales, says Shoe Carnival CEO.

Evansville, IN—Despite a dive in its fourth quarter sales, Shoe Carnival reported Monday that its full year set record sales and … [Read more...]

DELiA*S Q4 Loss Widens; Seeks New Top Executives

DELiA*s

New York—DELiA*s is now looking to fine a new chief executive and president as the teen retailer’s net loss widened in its last … [Read more...]

The Next Generation: Pratt Exhibits Senior Design Students Jewelry Creations

Brooch by Jenna Pierson. (Photography: Stephen Wilson)

Brooklyn—What could fashion jewelry design look like in the next decade? Get a glimpse of future talent this week when Pratt … [Read more...]

Swiss Watchmaker Sponsors National Dance Awards April 5, 6

Bruno Tonioli, judge on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," will be honorary judge this Friday and Saturday at the National DanceSport Championships, which is sponsored by Ernest Borel watches.

Noirmont, Switzerland—Time may fly but this week time is going to be doing the waltz, quick step and other ballroom dances thanks … [Read more...]

Restricted Substances: The Latest Updates for the Fashion Industry

Restricted Substances List

Arlington, VA—Concerns about what chemicals and substances being used along the supply line in accessories, apparel and footwear … [Read more...]

Finish Line Has Q4 Sales Miss, But Optimistic on New Year

New colorways of Nike Roshe Runs at Finish Line

Indianapolis—Though hampered by the weakest growth it has reported in more than three years, Finish Line reported Thursday that it … [Read more...]

CFDA Partners with Chinese E-Tailer to Promote U.S. Fashion in China

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New York—West meets East! The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) said today that it had inked its first Chinese … [Read more...]