Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

Item of the Day: Devon Dowd Designs

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Mother's Day is rapidly approaching (as you might have heard), and it's always nice to think in terms of the whole family.This … [Read more...]

HanesBrands to Acquire Pacific Brands for $800M Cash

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HanesBrands, marketer of hosiery, underwear, intimate apparel and activewear, has agreed to acquire Pacific Brands Limited, the … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Jovanna Designs Scented Pet Lockets

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Dog (and cat) lovers, take note… here’s a clever way to give your pet that “just home from the pet spa” clean scent all the time. … [Read more...]

Checking In: Apple Watch Sales One Year Later

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Happy Birthday Apple Watch! We're going to put 12 million candles on your cake...one for each watch sold.And while many in the … [Read more...]

Art Exhibit Features Unique Jewelry Made from Books

Jeremy May “Poetry is hidden jewels #1” Necklace

Calling all bookworms and jewelry lovers! The art exhibit "Read and Worn" at The Gallery at Reinstein | Ross Gallery has been … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Fred + Far Pinky Rings

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Ok ladies, let's make a promise. Pinky swear? You won't wait for a guy to buy you a ring when you can buy one yourself. And, while … [Read more...]

Six Merchandising Problems Solved with Packaging and Display

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Jewelry can be complicated to merchandise at retail, from properly explaining trend styles to avoiding theft. Below, six solutions … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Capwell + Co.

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Spring is (finally!) here, so that means flowers, flowers everywhere. And for those of you sneezing as you stroll through the … [Read more...]

WJA Expert Panel: How to Up Your Instagram Game

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WJA—The Women’s Jewelry Association New York Metro Chapter—recently held an Instagram University Panel, educating jewelry brands … [Read more...]

F.I.T. Museum Explores Uniform Dressing

Men's U. S. Army Lt. Col. dress uniform; 4-button jacket in navy blue wool with square snap-on epaulets; coordinating straight leg pants in blue wool with yellow tuxedo stripe; military hat in navy blue wool with goldtone eagle insignia at peak and clear plastic rain cover; pair of white cotton duplex gloves
Navy blue wool suit, Uniform for W.A.V.E.S., Women's U.S. Navy, with jacket, skirt, blouse, tie, necktie and scarf

From sports to military to transportation and more, uniforms have always been a part of our apparel lexicon. Fashion designers … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Jean-Michele Cazabat

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I think it's safe to say: We (heart) these shoes!Comprised of suede hearts pieced together in a lovable patchwork, these … [Read more...]

Coachella Trend Watch: All About the Choker (and the Bandana)

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"I think chokers are the new flower crowns," said Taylor Swift on Instagram to the sound of 1.3 million fingers tapping … [Read more...]