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The latest updates from the accessories world

Third Annual Small Business Saturday Provides Marketing Boost to Small Retailers

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

Washington—While major retailers are touting their doorbuster Black Friday deals—and attempting more than ever to lure shoppers in … [Read more...]

Lifted Trade Bans to Burma: A Boon to Fashion Industry?

President Obama on Monday during his historic visit to Myanmar met with opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Before his arrival, the United States lifted most trade bans that had been in place against Myanmar since 2003.

Washington—Myanmar, also known as Burma, once a source of apparel, textile and accessories imports to the United States until the … [Read more...]

Brooke Shields to go Behind Those Foster Grants

Brooke Shields in her Foster Grants

Smithfield, RI—Remember the iconic advertising tagline “Who’s that behind those Foster Grants?” Well, it’s soon to be Brooke … [Read more...]

Fewer Markdowns Boost Urban Outfitters Q3 Despite Profit Miss

While comparable store sales increased at all Urban Outfitters' divisions in the third quarter, its Free People stores posted the biggest gain--24%.

Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters reported Monday sales increases and stronger margins thanks to fewer markdowns, but its third … [Read more...]

ENK International to Be Sold to Magic Show Owner

ENK International

New York—ENK International, the trade show operator behind the Accessories Circuit, Fashion Coterie and Intermezzo trade shows, is … [Read more...]

Gottex Swimwear Expands into Accessories

Gottex

New York—Gottex might be well known for its chic swimwear, but it’s about to be known for a whole lot more. The company has just … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Q3 Loss Narrows on Strong Sales Gain

"Fab for Fall" at Stage Stores

Houston--Stage Stores has lifted its full-year outlook after its third-quarter net loss narrowed on the back of higher … [Read more...]

Ross Stores Q3 Earnings Rise 11%

Ross Stores

Pleasanton, CA—Bargain-hunting shoppers continued to trek to Ross Stores, giving the off-price retailer another strong quarter. On … [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...]

Turnaround on Track: Gap Inc. Reports Q3 Profit Surge

From Gap's new holiday TV commercial

San Francisco—Gap Inc.’s efforts to improve its U.S. sales with more fashionable merchandise apparently are paying off. On … [Read more...]

Survey: Retailers Can Expect Fewer Black Friday Shoppers

Black Friday 2012

Philadelphia—The Black Friday hype seems to be at a hyper pitch this year, heightened by retailers such as Walmart and Target … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Narrows Q3 Loss on Improved Sales

Holiday at Bon-Ton Stores: "Hero" categories include

York, PA—Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. reported Thursday that it narrowed its third quarter loss by 54% with improved sales in … [Read more...]