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Report: Does the Apple Watch Have What Consumers Want?

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New York—How smart are you?Apple’s introduction last week of its Apple watch has had the media buzzing more than ever about … [Read more...]

Experiential Marketplace Launches New Fashion, Style Categories

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San Francisco— IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that donates a portion of its proceeds to charities, recently announced the … [Read more...]

NPD: Tights Trending as Sales Jump

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Port Washington, NY—Tights have increasingly become a must-include in women’s wardrobes with dollar sales increasing 33% in … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Q4 Profit Up on Wholesale Gains

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Long Island City, NY—Steve Madden Ltd. reported today nearly an 8% increase in its fourth quarter profit thanks to increases in … [Read more...]

Report: Fewer Americans Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Washington—Probably due to the status of the bank accounts rather than their romances, fewer U.S. shoppers say they will … [Read more...]

LVMH Names 40 Fashion Experts to Judge New Prize

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Paris--Forty internationally-renowned experts from the world of fashion—including editors from prestigious publications, … [Read more...]

As Online Holiday Sales Rise, Does Self-Gifting Rise Too?

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Port Washington, NY—All indications are that online sales outperformed in-store sales during the Holiday 2013 season.In a … [Read more...]

Target’s Brand Perception Drops After Security Breach

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Minneapolis--While just what impact Target's recent security breach involving 40 million credit/debt cards have had on its sales … [Read more...]

Nina Garcia Offers New Year’s Eve Jewelry Tips

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New York-- Nina Garcia's work as the creative director of Marie Claire magazine, and judge on  "Project Runway" has cemented her … [Read more...]

NPD: Hottest Accessories Category? Small Leathergoods

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Port Washington, NY—In a preliminary look at how sales of accessories are faring so far, The NPD Group, Inc. reported Monday that … [Read more...]

Multiple Uses Drive Sales Surge in Athletic Apparel, Footwear

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Port Washington, NY–Whether it’s on a board or on a court, or in the classroom or office, sports-oriented apparel and footwear is … [Read more...]

10 Minutes With… Emily Blumenthal of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

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New York--Accessories caught up with the ever-energetic Emily Blumenthal, founder of Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag … [Read more...]