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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

Small Leather Goods

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

adidas by Stella McCartney Spring/Summer '14 Presentation during London Fashion Week

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...]

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

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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

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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...]