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The latest updates from the accessories world

Dallas Market Center Seeks Most Charitable Retailer

The Next Big Give Award honors retailers who give back in various ways

Dallas--We know that retailers who “give back” aren’t doing it for the recognition, but it’s still nice to give credit where it’s … [Read more...]

Walmart’s Reign as Low Price Over?

Walmart Logo

New York—Walmart has been scrambling to reassure Wall Street that its turnaround strategy for its U.S. division, which has had … [Read more...]

Tod’s Half Year Profit Rises 27% on Double-Digit Sales Growth

Tod's Fall 2011 ad campaign

Milan—Driven by double digit sales growth across all categories and countries, Tod's SpA said Friday its net profit rose 27% in … [Read more...]

Frye Opens First Flagship–in NYC

Frye store: Photos by John Calabrese/Frye

New York--Basking in its almost 150-year heritage, Frye has opened a gorgeous vintage-contemporary flagship store in Soho, New … [Read more...]

Kensie Launches Fashion Jewelry Line

Kensie pendant necklace

New York--The Kensie girl can now be accessorized with jewelry.Kensie jewelry is the latest addition to Liz Claiborne’s stable … [Read more...]

Timberland Q2 Loss Narrows as Sales Surge

Timberland shoe

Stratham, NH--Timberland saw Thursday its second quarter losses narrowed after revenues registered strong growth across North … [Read more...]

Tablots Adopts Poison Pill in Takeover Try

Actress Julianne Moore appears again in Talbots' Fall ad campaign

Hingham, MA--Talbots this week adopted a poison pill, a move to deter potential hostile takeovers, after Sycamore Partners, a … [Read more...]

Rafe Re-Launches Handbags, Now Under Jones Group

Rafe Totengco in front of his handbag re-launch

New York--Rafe fans can breathe a sigh of relief. After a brief hiatus, the beloved handbag line is back on the scene, now as part … [Read more...]

July Retail Sales Surprise, Stronger Than Expected


New York—Although July retail sales were down from a year ago, many retailers defied doom and gloom expectations to post … [Read more...]

Kenneth Cole Q2 Profit Slows, Expects Better Q3

Kenneth Cole Fall 2011

New York—Kenneth Cole Productions reported today that while its second quarter profit faltered as sales slipped, the company … [Read more...]

Berkshire Signs Fila License Deal


Fila Luxembourg, S.a.r.l has entered into a multi-year licensing deal with Berkshire Fashions Inc. to design, manufacturer and … [Read more...]

NPD: What Apparel Sales Indicate About Back to School Sales

Back to School 2011

Port Washington, NY–With economic uncertainty weighing on the minds of analysts, retailers and consumers alike, what’s does the … [Read more...]