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Presenting the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards Winners

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New York—When it began nine years ago, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA) seemed like a good idea, providing some much … [Read more...]

Retailers, Trade Associations Applaud TPA Vote in the House

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Washington—Retailers and industry trade associations today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a new Trade … [Read more...]

Another Round of Job Cuts at Target

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Minneapolis—Target Corp. has been undergoing what its chief executive and others call a transformation. That has included laying … [Read more...]

Affluents Enjoy the Little Things in Life, as a Luxury Drought Takes Hold

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Stevens, PA—Affluent consumer confidence took another turn for the worst in the second quarter 2015, according to the latest … [Read more...]

Annual Users Group Conference Helps Retailers Transform Data Into Action

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Chicago--ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics, kicks off the … [Read more...]

AAFA Releases 16th Edition of Restricted Substances List

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel and Footwear Association released this week its 16th edition of the Restricted Substance List … [Read more...]

Nu Day Jewelry Going to the Dogs—for Rescue Help

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Los Angeles--In its latest partnership, nu day jewelry co. (NDJC) joins with Big Fluffy Dog Rescue (BFDR), donating 10% of sales … [Read more...]

Download Now: Spring/Summer 2016 Jewelry, Handbag Trend Reports

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Click here to download the Jewelry Spring/Summer 2016 ReportEven though the first day of summer is only days away, Accessories … [Read more...]

Frederick’s of Hollywood Lives on: ABG Spends $22.5 Million for Brand

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New York—Sexy is back. Authentic Brands Group LLC, which already owns an array of brands from Elvis Presley to Jones New York, … [Read more...]

Sneakers Lead in Children’s Footwear Online Sales, NPD Reports

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Port Washington, NY – Athletic footwear captured the lion’s share of children’s footwear online sales in the 12 months ending … [Read more...]

Only U.S. Purse Museum Launches Website, Store

One of the website features is the Purse of the Day. For today, it’s this 1950s pearlized midnight blue lucite boxbag with silver toned filigree clasp, by Wilardy.

Little Rock, AR—Many folks joke about all the items—seemingly endless—that women manage to pack into their handbags. The same can … [Read more...]

HBC to Expand into Europe with $2.73B Purchase of German Dept. Store

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Toronto—After making inroads into dominating the North American department store market with the addition of Lord & Taylor and … [Read more...]