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The latest updates from the accessories world

Phosphor Debuts Crystal Digitals

Phosphor Crystal Digitals

Long Beach, CA--Digitals continue to innovate, and the new Phosphor Reveal line is the world’s first mechanical digital watch … [Read more...]

LVMH to Acquire Bulgari in $5.2 Billion Deal

LVMH to Acquire Bulgari

Paris—LVMH announced today that it took a 50.4% stake in Bulgari for 1.86 million euros (about $2.6 billion) giving the French … [Read more...]

February Retail Sales Beat Estimates

Retail Sales

New York—Despite rising gasoline prices and bad weather in much of the country, same store retail sales rose 4.3% in February, … [Read more...]

Hermes Reports Surge in Annual Profits

Hermes Birkin

Paris--Hermes International reported today a surge in its full year earnings with profits rising 44% to 668.2 million euros (about … [Read more...]

Chelsea Taylor Goes Semiprecious

Chelsea Taylor Goes Semiprecious

Freehold, NJ--Chelsea Taylor jewelry, which has made a name for itself with sterling silver jewelry featuring colored pave … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Rejects Trian Bid

Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine

Matthews, NC--The board of directors at Family Dollar Stores unanimously rejected last week a takeover bid from Trian Group, the … [Read more...]

Vans Purrs for Hello Kitty

Vans Hello Kitty Sneaker

Cypress, CA—The fog may creep in on little cat feet, as Carl Sandburg once wrote, but come this fall, Hello Kitty will be pouncing … [Read more...]

NRF: Consumers to ‘Save a Little, Spend a Little’ with Tax Refunds

Consumers to save a little, spend a little with tax refunds

Washington–More Americans plan to spend their tax refunds on “a big ticket item” this year than last. At least that’s one of the … [Read more...]

Bamboopink: The Latest Direct Sales Jewelry Model

Bamboopink logo

Irvine, CA—Hoping to capitalize on a growing direct sales market, a trio of Southern California entrepreneurs is premiering … [Read more...]

Report: U.S., E.U. Online Sales to Hit $279 Billion by 2015

Online Sales

Cambridge, MA--Online retail in both the United States and Western Europe will continue on a double-digit growth trajectory over … [Read more...]

Executive Changes at Coach, Timex, White House|Black Market

Executive Moves

Coach CFO to Retire New York--Coach announced that Michael F Devine III will retire as chief financial officer after nearly ten … [Read more...]

2011 Retail Rising Star: Charming Charlie

Charming Charlie

The all-accessories retailer has exploded on the scene, opening almost 100 stores since 2004 with 65 more planned this … [Read more...]