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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...]

NPD: “The Olympic Effect” on Footwear Sales?

Shoe envy? Team USA women's soccer player celebrate their win Monday against Canada

Port Washington, NY—As Americans rush home from work to see their latest favorites—like Aly Raisman who won a gold medal in floor … [Read more...]