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The latest updates from the accessories world

Week in Review: 10 Must-Reads

Jay Z

New York—Still nursing that post-Halloween sugar buzz? Take a moment to read the week’s headlines to see what the accessories … [Read more...]

Holiday Survey: Shipping, Retail Experience Are Key to Success

Free Shipping

Petaluma, CA—Free Shipping offers are more than a gimmick to entice online shoppers. According to its 2013 Holiday Retail Survey, … [Read more...]

AAFA Promotes Fashion Industry’s Positive Economic Impact

We Wear

Arlington, VA—The political stalemate that’s existed in Washington for several years—one that’s growing worse weekly—is likely to … [Read more...]

Jessica Biel BARES It All With Upcycled Bag Line


Boulder, Colorado--She might be best known as Mrs. Timberlake, but actress/model/singer Jessica Biel is getting into accessories. … [Read more...]

Book of the Week: Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed the 1980s

Fifty Fashion Looks 1980s

From shoulder pads to large button earrings to utilitarian nylon backpacks, the 80s left an indelible mark on fashion.The … [Read more...]

Website Helps Men Buy Jewelry for Women


Chicago—Fact: Most fine jewelry is worn by women. Fact: 80% of fine jewelry is purchased by men. Fact: Most men are terrified of … [Read more...]

Consumer Confidence Takes a Dive Following Budget Crisis

Debt Crisis

New York—The political stalemate that resulted in a U.S. government shutdown and a near default has had an impact far beyond the … [Read more...]

Iconix Brand Group’s Q3 Profit Up as Sales Jump 24%

Backpack promotion at Candies, which is owned by Iconix Brand Group

New York—Helped by an ever-growing international business, Iconix Brand Group reported Tuesday that a 7% increase in its third … [Read more...]

Jones Group Posts 68% Jump in Q3 Profit Despite Sales Fall

The Stuart Weitzman brand has been a stellar performer for Jones Group

New York—The Jones Group Inc. reported today that its third quarter profit rose 68% as expenses fell and despite sluggish … [Read more...]

Coldwater Creek to Layoff 20% of Workforce

Fall style at Coldwater Creek

Sandpoint, ID—Coldwater Creek, which recently announced it was exploring a possible sale or other strategic alternative, said … [Read more...]

Item of the Day

Wood Screw Studs

At the risk of having someone say “you have got a screw loose,” we present some industrial chic earrings by designer Connie … [Read more...]

Get Ready: ShopperTrak Predicts 10 Busiest Days This Holiday


Chicago—For all the early holiday shopping preparations, retailers can expect to see more shoppers making last minute purchases … [Read more...]