Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

Retail Employment Edges Up in March

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Washington—Although the U.S. Department of Labor reported today that March “nonfarm payroll employment” rose by 192,000 missing … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Cautious Ahead on Q1 Outlook

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Philadelphia—Weakness at Urban Outfitters’ namesake brand is likely to continue into the first quarter for the lifestyle retailer, … [Read more...]

FedEx Small Business Grant Puts Mushmina on the Road to Success?

Getting their act together to take it on the road: Mushmina apparel and accessories

Philadelphia—The “Gypsy Traveler” is one of the key trends we’ve identified for fall, but it also goes a long way in describing … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Not-to-Miss Online Articles

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New York—Speculation (and rumor) like to run rampant especially in the fashion industry. Even though last Tuesday was April 1, … [Read more...]

Hudson’s Bay Co. Q4 Profit Down on Costs, Sales Up 73.6%

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Toronto—Hudson’s Bay Company today reported that its fourth quarter profit plunged 67% as expenses rose, but net sales also rose … [Read more...]

Write-Downs Hit Perry Ellis Intn’l Q4 Profit

New Rafaella brand ambassador Aylin Mujica

Miami—Perry Ellis International Inc. today reported it swung into a fourth quarter loss due to major write-downs related to its … [Read more...]

Iconic Chuspas Examined in New Exhibition

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New York—Colorful tribal woven looks have been popular this spring (and into the fall even). One of the most iconic of these looks … [Read more...]

Swarovski Wins Third Red Dot Design Award at BaselWorld

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Basel, Switzerland–BaselWorld, the world’s largest watch and jewelry show, ended its annual run today (about 150,000 visitors) … [Read more...]

Wanted: Designers for the “Perfect School Backpack” Contest

The GLO Bag was created to provide an easy gym experience, organize the bag contents, be easily portable and fit the locker perfectly.

Kenilworth, IL—While back to school season is still some months ahead, one backpack specialist is challenging students to come up … [Read more...]

Prada’s 2013 Profits Edge Up, Missing Estimates

Lupita Nyong’o carries the MiuMiu SS2014 advertising campaign handbag

Milan—Prada SpA today reported its 2013 full year profit rose only 0.3% hindered by a weak European market and currency … [Read more...]

Clearlake Capital Makes Bid for Ashley Stewart

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Secaucus, NJ—Clearlake Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has emerged as the stalking horse bidder at the … [Read more...]

Assets of Defunct Tandy Brands Up for Auction

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Dallas—You could call it a going-out-of-business sale. The office, telecommunications and IT equipment that were part of Tandy … [Read more...]