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10 Minutes With… Emily Blumenthal of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

emily blumenthal

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

New Research Reveals Luxurygoods Role in Relationships

"Roman Skyline", the Fendi F/W 2013-2014 ad campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Minneapolis—We all know that women love their handbags and shoes as a means to update their wardrobes or express their style … [Read more...]

Affluent Shoppers Are Playing a Larger Role in Fashion, Study Concludes

From Gucci's Cruise 2014 Collection

Stevens, PA—Although the so-called mass market accounts for the most sales in the fashion industry, a new study found that … [Read more...]

Despite Sales Slip, Kohl’s Beats Q1 Profit Expectation

Jennifer Lopez at a preview showing of her collection for Kohl's this week.

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s Corp. reported today that its first quarter profit fell 4.5% but the nation’s third largest department … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Late Season Shoppers Help Holiday ’12 Rally

Shopping

Chicago—Procrastinating shoppers—many of whom waited until the weekend before Christmas to finish their shopping—helped push total … [Read more...]

Retail Report Reveals “Best” and “Worst” Retailers of 2012 Season?

Best and Worst

Charleston, SC—How do you measure what makes a retailer the “best” or “worst” of 2012?Well, According to America’s Research … [Read more...]

Jumping onto Holiday Bestseller Lists: Athletic Footwear

Holiday offerings from New Balance: Limited Edition Rainbow Collection

Port Washington, NY–This time of year, you’d think it would be snow boots on everyone’s holiday wish list. Instead, more consumers … [Read more...]

Last Chance for “One of a Kind” IAC Fashion Conference

Iconic designer Robert Lee Morris is to be a featured speaker

New York—Anyone interested in fashion and design won’t want to miss the 14th Annual Fashion Conference entitled “One of a Kind: … [Read more...]

Forecast Fall/Winter 2013-14: A Must-See Accessories Webinar Feb. 5 & 7

Fall Winter 2013-14 Trend Webinar

New York—Accessories Directions—Accessories Magazine’s trend forecasting service—is offering a behind the scenes peek at what’s … [Read more...]

“Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper” Offers Tips for Independent Retailers

Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper book cover

Fort Lee, N.J.—Here’s some big help for the little guys.Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper: How Your Independent Shop Can Compete … [Read more...]

Armed with New Merchandise Strategy, Stein Mart Meets Q2 Expectations

Stein Mart

Jacksonville, FL—Although Stein Mart reported Thursday that its second quarter income dropped, improved sales helped the discount … [Read more...]

NOMINATE NOW! Accessories Magazine’s 2013 Merchants Hall of Fame Awards

Michelle Vlahoyiannis (holding plaque) of Sears accepts her award

New York--Want to honor outstanding accessories merchants? Send in your nominations for our Merchants Hall of Fame Awards!This … [Read more...]