December Comp Sales Rise 3.3% on Mixed Holiday Results

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York—“Sales were decent but not great.”That’s how Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, summed up today’s December … [Read more...]

Super Saturday Confusion: December 17 or 24?

Super Saturday

New York—In a holiday season already rife with retail hyperbole, there is what might be the "Big Kahuna" of all: the Saturday … [Read more...]

Another Fashion Icon’s Closet for Sale: Lyn Revson

Lyn Revson in the 1970s

New York—While Christie’s auction of Elizabeth Taylor's collection is garnering headlines this week, fashionistas in the know are … [Read more...]

November Retail Sales Rise Modestly, Miss Expectations

November retail sales report

Washington—Despite a strong showing at retail on Black Friday weekend, total U.S. retail sales rose a modest 0.2% to $399.3 … [Read more...]

Seiko “Goes Red” in Fight Against Heart Disease in Women

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Seiko's solar-powered, special edition Tressia watch. Suggested retail: $295

Mahwah, NJ—With the introduction of a special edition “Go Red” Solar Tressia watch, Seiko Corp. of America hopes to get to the … [Read more...]

Besides Jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor Loved Bags, Bags, Bags

A stack of Elizabeth Taylor's Louis Vuitton luggage--each bearing a purple tag reading "Mine!"

New York—Elizabeth Taylor collected more than magnificent jewelry and husbands. She was also quite a collector of … [Read more...]

Capri Sandals: Made the Old Fashioned, Italian Way

Capri-Style: Eliana sandals by Canfora

Capri, Italy—This magical island off Sorrento has been a popular resort since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Those who … [Read more...]

Missoni for Target: A Lesson for Retailers?

Sold out Missoni for Target: poncho, $49.99, tote bag $34.99, scarf, $19.99

Minneapolis—When a luxurygoods brand, such as Prada or Hermès, controls how much of a new style in handbags and footwear is … [Read more...]

Tiffany & Co. Posts 33% Jump in Q2 Profits

Tiffany cited its new Locks collection as being a bestseller in its third quarter.

New York—On Friday, it just wasn’t breakfast at Tiffany & Co, it was a feast: the world’s second largest luxury retail jeweler … [Read more...]

Muck Boots Adds New Women’s Snow Boots

Muck Boots' Artic Sport Mid Snow Boot, suggested retail $139.95

Conklin, NY—With a hurricane threatening the East Coast, it hardly seems like the time to talk about blizzards, but the folks at … [Read more...]

Ten Minutes With….XSRE

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At the time when many retailers are downsizing, XSRE, a new all-accessories ‘superstore,’ is betting that bigger is better, with a … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Call for Reform of Lead Safety Laws

NAM Ad for The Hill

Washington—An alliance of 18 trade organizations, including jewelry and accessories, are asking the U.S. House of Representatives … [Read more...]