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NRF: Easter Sales Continue Climb to Pre-Recession Levels

Easter Basket

Washington–Although some retailers reported Thursday that their March sales dropped on account of a later Easter this year, … [Read more...]

DVF’s Fave Mantras Featured in H. Stern Jewelry

Diane Von Furstenberg by H. Stern

New York—Inspirational messages that served as mantras for designer Diane Von Furstenberg are featured on her latest fine jewelry … [Read more...]

Singer Jason Mraz Collaborates on Gratitude Bracelet

Gratitude Bracelets by singer Jason Mraz

Torrance, CA—Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz wants everyone to show a little gratitude—via a special bracelet that raises money for … [Read more...]

March Sales Increase Modestly

Retail Sales

New York—While bad weather, rising gasoline prices and a later Easter lead retail analysts to forecast March retail sales would … [Read more...]

NJ “Real Housewive” Manzo Bows Handbags

Caroline Manzo

New York—“Let me tell you about my family…” has become somewhat of a signature phrase of Caroline Manzo, the feisty spitfire of a … [Read more...]

Hammitt Launches ‘True Blood’ Handbags

Hammitt's True Blood Sookie bag

Watch out, these bags bite!HBO’s vampires-in-the-Deep-South series “True Blood” continues to be a bloody great hit. Now … [Read more...]

Kanye West to Offer ‘Twisted Fantasy’ Scarf Collection

Kanye West 'Twisted Fantasy' Scarf Collection

Paris—Superstar rapper Kayne West is once again is delving into fashion with the launch this spring of a 250 limited edition scarf … [Read more...]

Sophia Forero Raffles Necklaces for Japan Aid

Sophia Forero necklace for Japan Aid

Naperville, IL--In an effort to provide some relief for those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, jewelry designer … [Read more...]

Toms Shoes Challenge: 1 Million to go Barefoot

Tom Shoes

Santa Monica, CA–Dare to go bare today—barefoot that is as TOMS Shoes once again asks the world to go without shoes so that kids … [Read more...]

Early 2011 Report: Women’s Apparel Sales Rise on Denim

Tommy Hilfiger denim at Macy's

Port Washington, NY–A surge in spending on denim is helping to keep apparel sales growing so far this year, The NPD Group, Inc., a … [Read more...]

Uniqlo March Sales Rocked by Earthquake Disaster


Tokyo--Fast Retailing saw total sales at its domestic Uniqlo stores fall 10.5% in March due to the effect of the devastating … [Read more...]

FABB 2011 to Honor Michael Gould, Evan Mittman

Michael Gould, Bloomingdale's

New York—FABB, the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball, will hold its 22nd annual accessories industry fundraiser on Tuesday, May 3, … [Read more...]