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The latest updates from the accessories world

What Happens in Vegas: ATS Feb. 18 to 20

ATS LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas—When in Vegas, there’s only one stop for the better fashion market: AccessoriesTheShow (ATS) Las Vegas! Uniqueness, … [Read more...]

PPR Reports Significant 2012 Sales, Profit Increase

Spring/summer at Bottega Veneta, one of PPR's strongest performing brands in 2012.

Paris--PPR SA, the owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma and other luxurygoods brands, reported Thursday strong growth in its … [Read more...]

Rafe and His Muses Pay Homage to NYC

Mimi Lombardo and Rafe Muse bag

New York—Rafe (hearts) New York!Handbag designer Rafe kicked off New York Fashion Week last Tuesday with a charming event … [Read more...]

NRF Backs Legislation for “Sales Tax Fairness” for Online Retail

Internet Sales Taxes?

Washington—The National Retail Federation (NRF) today welcomed the introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act, saying that the … [Read more...]

Skechers Swings into Q4 Profit on Sales Gain

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Manhattan Beach, CA—Skechers reported Wednesday that it swung into a fourth quarter profit as it wholesale sales climbed and … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: January Retail Sales Up Despite Tax Hike Worries

January 2013 retail

Washington—Worries that the hike in payroll taxes that went into effect in January might hinder retail sales appear to be … [Read more...]

Hermès Reports Record 2012 Sales

"Absolute luxury" Hermes style

Paris—The view isn’t only better from the top, business is too. At least that’s the take home from Hermès International SCA which … [Read more...]

Costs Hits Jones Group Q4 Profit, But Sales Rise

Kurt Geiger

New York—Jones Group Inc. reported today that its fourth quarter loss widened due to lower asset valuations, costs and … [Read more...]

Michael Kors Q3 Sales, Profit Soars Ahead of Forecasts

Michael Kors handbag

New York—Once again Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. has impressed Wall Street, reporting third quarter earnings today that blew past … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Merges Operations to Houston, Eliminates 180 Jobs

Stage Stores

Houston--Stage Stores Inc. said Monday it will consolidate its regional operations now located in South Hill, Va., into its … [Read more...]

How Would Freud Interpret a Dream About These?

Sigmund Freud Sunshades andCase_lowres

New York--Sigmund Freud, the Viennese doctor who shook up the world of psychiatry in the 20s and 30s, is known for this theories … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Q4 Sales Up 17%, Beating Estimates

Preview from Urban Outfitters' Swim Lookbook 2013

Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters has booked a 17% increase in its fourth quarter sales on the back of new store growth and improved … [Read more...]