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The latest updates from the accessories world

Richemont Half Year Sales Beat Forecast

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Geneva—Richemont, the luxurygoods giant behind 19 leading luxury brands including Cartier, Montblanc and Chloe, reported this week … [Read more...]

Reed Krakoff Opens NY Store; Launches E-Commerce Site

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New York--After launching his eponymous ready-to-wear and accessories line last year, Coach's president and creative director Reed … [Read more...]

Jewelry Collabs to Walk Runways During Fashion Week

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As accessories editors, we freely admit that we often (ok, usually) look at the accessories before we analyze the clothes on the … [Read more...]

Consumer Union Urges Limits on Cadmium Levels in All Children’s Products

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Yonkers, NY—Following Consumer Reports’(CR) tests that found “worrisome levels of heavy metals” in a rhinestone hair barrette, a … [Read more...]

Carlisle Unveils its 2010 ‘Fabric of Hope’ Scarf

Carlisle 2010 'Fabric of Hope' Scarf

New York—What could be better than this? Donning a chic silk scarf that helps raise money for breast cancer research.The … [Read more...]

Cynthia Rowley Creates Fashion Band-Aids

Cynthia Rowley Creates Fashion Band-Aids

New York--Sometimes kissing a boo-boo just isn't enough.In what is hardly the last frontier for a designer collaboration, … [Read more...]

Brown Shoes Rolls Out Eco-Chic Brand Naya

Brown Shoes Rolls Out Eco-Chic Brand Naya

St. Louis--Brown Shoe Co. is taking a step in the right direction with its footwear collection, Naya, a brand featuring … [Read more...]

‘Real Fake’ Art Exhibition Examines Counterfeit Culture

‘Real Fake’ Art Exhibition Examines Counterfeit Culture

New York--Counterfeit luxury items might be the bane of the fashion industry’s existence, but they provide inspiration for Chinese … [Read more...]

Claire’s Debuts NES Green’s ‘Again’ Jewelry Line

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Hoffman Estates, IL--Want to teach girls that recycling can be stylish? Take them to a Claire's!NES GREEN is the environmental … [Read more...]

French Court Upholds eBay Liability in LVMH Case

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Paris--A French appeals court has ordered online auction site eBay to pay 5.7 million euros in damages for selling counterfeit … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Takes Over Betsey Johnson’s $48 Million Loan

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New York—A week after Steven Madden Inc. took a $5 million stake in financially strapped Bakers footwear chain, the footwear and … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Museum Exhibits North African Jewelry

Hand pendant with salamander motif, Khamsa 19th or 20th Century, Morocco Silver, bronze

Philadelphia—With “ethnic” and “global” jewelry so much in vogue, it’s nice to be able to go to the source for … [Read more...]