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The latest updates from the accessories world

Back to School Bolsters Sept. Sales

Back to School

As parents bought back to school merchandise closer once again, September retail sales showed solid gains besting Wall Street’s … [Read more...]

Fashion App Solicits Friend Feedback

Love It or Lose It app

Austin, Texas--For those who need instant fashion feedback and don't trust sales associates for unbiased opinions, this app's for … [Read more...]

NRF Predicts 2.3% Holiday Sales Increase

Holiday shopping mall

Washington–Following a ho-hum 2009 and a disastrous 2008 holiday seasons, retailers can expect to get more into the holiday spirit … [Read more...]

Pandora Shares Leap to $2.1 Billion at IPO Debut

Pandora bracelet

Copenhagen--Danish jeweler Pandora made a debut worth up to $2.1 billion in one of Europe's largest market listings this year, as … [Read more...]

Plans for new Gottchalks Chain Postponed Until 2011

Gottschalks by Joe Levy

Fresno, CA—Fans of the recently defunct Gottschalks department store had hopes that their favorite retailer would be returning to … [Read more...]

Sondra Roberts Adds Footwear to Growing Brand

Sondra Roberts

New York--Handbag company Sondra Roberts New York has launched footwear, adding another classification to its growing brand.In … [Read more...]

Luxottica to License Coach & Reed Krakoff Eyewear

Coach ad

Lifestyle brand Coach and eyewear bigwig Luxottica are definitely seeing eye to eye.The two companies have teamed up for a … [Read more...]

Women-Only Hat Website Launches

Womens-Hats.com

Stockton, CA--Women who want to buy hats from the best milliners in the world now have a site dedicated solely to them: … [Read more...]

Belk Launches Re-Branding, Marketing Campaign

Belk logo

Charlotte—Belk, Inc. has launched this week an updated corporate identity that projects the company's restated mission "to satisfy … [Read more...]

Talbots Outlines 3-Year Growth Plan

Talbot's

Hingham, MA--Talbots is to target top-line sales growth of 4% to 6% between 2010 and 2013, as part of a strategic review being … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales May Increase 2% to 2.5% Over Last Year

Holiday sales trends from Kantar.

Holiday sales are expecting to increase modestly this year—ranging from 2% to 2.5%--improving from last year but still far from … [Read more...]

Jones Apparel Group Changes Name

A mix of Jones' brands at ShoeWoo.com

With a slew of apparel and accessories brands, keeping up with the Joneses can be complicated. Now Jones Apparel Group is changing … [Read more...]