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The latest updates from the accessories world

Hair Accessories to be Donated to Halle Berry’s Charity

Black Ties The Elastic All Dressed Up

Vacaville, CA–While hair accessories no doubt will be among the accessories Hollywood’s elites may don for the Golden Globes on … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: December Sales Set all time High

December 2010 sales hit $308.9 billion, an all-time high.

Washington—While December sales rose less than had been forecast, the 0.6% rise was the sixth consecutive month of growth, and … [Read more...]

Call for Entry: 5th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards

The Independent Handbag Designer Awards

New York--Get those sketches and samples ready!Handbag Designer 101 and InStyle have announced the Fifth Annual Independent … [Read more...]

Retail Mobile Apps the Four “Must Haves”

iPhone Apps

New York—It’s difficult enough to figure out how successful conversion rates are for traditional retail marketing and advertising, … [Read more...]

Ascena Raises Full Year Earning Forecast

Ascena Retail Group's, Justice Store

Suffern, NY--Stronger than expected sales and margins during the holiday season have prompted Ascena Retail Group Inc. (formerly … [Read more...]

New Executives: JCPenney, Wet Seal, Christopher & Banks

Appointments

Among the retailers announced new executive appointments this week include JCPenney, The Wet Seal, Christopher & Banks, Asprey … [Read more...]

2009 Women’s Accessories Census Report

2009 Census Report

The 2009 Annual Census Report is even more comprehensive this year thanks to a partnership between Accessories magazine and The … [Read more...]

Lohan Confirms 6126 Footwear Collection

Lindsay Lohan

Los Angeles—Controversial headline grabber actress Lindsay Lohan, who was released last week from a court-ordered rehab at the … [Read more...]

Learning the 8 C’s of Customer Service

The McMillanDoolittle 8 Cs Model: clarity, convenience, choice, communications, cast, control, consistency, connection

New York—Although there may not be a simple “A,B,C” formula to being a successful retailer, there are some eight consumer touch … [Read more...]

Lululemon’s Latest Position: Q4 Guidance Raised

Lululemon

Vancouver—U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner obviously knows a good retail stock when he sees it. Bloomberg Businessweek … [Read more...]

Joe’s Jeans Launches Handbags

Joe's Jeans Handbags

Los Angeles—Joe’s is certainly more than just jeans these days.What started mainly as a premium denim brand, Joe’s Jeans has … [Read more...]

Fast Retailings Q1 Profits Plunge 35%

Charlize Theron

Yamaguchi, Japan—Fast Retailing, the Japanese company whose Uniqlo stores are known for low cost, high quality apparel and … [Read more...]