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The latest updates from the accessories world

Report: Black Friday’s Mixed Messages for Retailers

Earlier-than-ever openings drew crowds on Black Friday but perhaps with mixed results.

San Jose, CA—All told Black Friday weekend this year booked some $52 billion in estimated sales, but a new report finds that while … [Read more...]

Holiday Online Sales to Date: Up 15%

Holiday Shopping Online

Reston, VA—Although traffic may be light in some retail sales floors this holiday season, consumers are spending more than ever … [Read more...]

Accessory Lounge to Debut at New York Fashion Week

Style360 collage

New York—Accessories won’t just adorn the models walking down the catwalks this New York Fashion Week in February 2012. They will … [Read more...]

Survey: Holiday Shoppers All Tapped Out?

Grinch

Charleston, SC–At the risk of sounding like the Grinch who stole Christmas sales, the latest survey of holiday consumers found … [Read more...]

From Silver Screen to Silver Jewelry

George Chakiris in West Side Story

Los Angeles--Having won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his role as Bernardo in West Side Story, actor/dancer George Chakiris is … [Read more...]

Hatty Awards Seek Nominations for 2012

Hat

Los Alamitos, CA—Have you or someone you know, or even a company, made a worthwhile contribution to the headwear industry this … [Read more...]

Pantone Reveals 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Pantone 17-1463 Tangerine Tango

Carlstadt, NJ–Everyone from Tommy Dorsey to Led Zepplin has praised “Tangerine” through song and dance, now the orange shade is … [Read more...]

Blogging “Project Accessory”: Episode 6

Christina working the sheet metal

New York—Now that "Project Accessory" is down to six contestants, viewers are finally able to get a longer look at how accessories … [Read more...]

Twenty10 Hot Foots It into Spring with Hello Kitty Shoes

From the new Hello Kitty footwear, pink Veronica flip flops

Los Angeles—There are those of us who just can’t get enough of Miss Kitty White. Why aficionadas of cookie-baking character could … [Read more...]

International Sales Push Mulberry into Triple Half Year Profit

Mulberry Fall/Winter 11/12 Ad

Somerset, England—Buoyed by sales surges in Europe, Asian and the United States, British handbag and accessories brand Mulberry … [Read more...]

As Mobile Shopping Goes Mainstream, Accessories to Benefit?

Mobile Shopping

Reston, VA—Shopping at your fingertips, via mobile devices, is expanding beyond early adopters and into the mainstream. So says … [Read more...]

Costco Q1 Profit, Sales Up, But Margin Down

Holiday at Costco

Issaquah,WA—Costco Wholesale Corp. said today that its first quarter profit improved but its double digit rise in revenue was … [Read more...]