Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

New “Modern Assembly” to Feature ATS Las Vegas, Five Other Shows In One Location

ATS Las Vegas

Las Vegas—While AccessoriesTheShow Las Vegas and STITCH are bustling with traffic through Wednesday, come their August editions … [Read more...]

Report: Fast Retailing Considering Bid for Gap Inc.?

Gap Inc.

San Francisco—Shares of Gap Inc. rose to their biggest one-day gain since August 2, 2012 after rumors that Fast Retailing, the … [Read more...]

Prada’s Full Year Sales Jump 29 Percent

Prada

Milan—There’s one luxurygoods company that hasn’t had to worry about a slowdown in sales. Today, Prada SpA reported that its full … [Read more...]

NY Fashion Week’s Fun & Interesting Moments

Jeremy Scott Fall 2013 show

New York--New York Fashion Week has drawn to a close, and while we've been posting Breaking Trends in accessories and will … [Read more...]

Large Retailers, Seasoned Specialty Players Power 2012 Winners

Nordstrom

Chicago—Who made the 15th annual Mystery Shopping Study, the e-tailing group’s Customer Experience Index of the best customer … [Read more...]

Anna Sui, Hush Puppies Pair Up for a Third Season

Anna Sui + Hush Puppies

New York and Rockford, MI– For a third time, designer Anna Sui and Hush Puppies collaborated on exclusive collection of footwear … [Read more...]

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...]