Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

82% of Outlet Mall Shoppers Look for Fashion Accessories

Outlet Mall

Outlet Malls get no respect. They only reach 13% of shoppers, and most people (72%) have to go out of their way to visit one. In … [Read more...]

DSW Q2 Profit Triples, Beats Forecasts

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Columbus—Footwear and accessories retailer DSW Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter profit more than tripled as sales jumped and margins … [Read more...]

Hermes Half Year Profit Rises 55%

Gains in sales of scarves and other accessories helped boost second quarter sales

Paris--Hermès International SCA, the French maker of luxury handbags, silk scarves and other accessories, said today its … [Read more...]

Zara Turns Focus on E-Commerce

Zara online

Madrid--Spanish fast-fashion brand Zara opens Thursday its first e-commerce store for Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, … [Read more...]

Necklaces a Virtual No-Show at Emmys

Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss

Los Angeles--The stylists working last night's 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards show all seemed to have gotten the memo: "No … [Read more...]

Ascher Studio Returns to Scarf Business

Graham Sutherland 'Trellis' scarf in cashmere in new colors by Ascher London.

London—Ascher Studio, famed for scarf collaborations with artists and designers from the 1940s to 1960s, has launched its first … [Read more...]

Charm King Pandora Planning IPO?

Pandora bracelet

Copenhagen—Charm jewelry brand Pandora, which has been a stellar performer at retail even during the depths of the recession, is … [Read more...]

Rebecca Minkoff Launches Footwear

Rebecca Minkoff Footwear

Handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff has added footwear to her growing repertoire of categories.The 25-piece collection will have … [Read more...]

J. Crew 2Q Income Rises but Outlook is Conservative

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New York—While J. Crew Group Inc., whose better-than-average performance has made it a darling of Wall Street, reported that its … [Read more...]

Tiffany 2Q Income Rises, Increases Full Year Forecast

Tiffany handbag

New York--Tiffany & Co. reported today that its second-quarter earnings climbed 19% aided by price increases and a resurgence … [Read more...]

Steven Madden Takes Stake in Bakers

Bakers Shoes

St. Louis—Bakers Footwear Group sold 20% of the company to Steven Madden Ltd. for $5 million in debt and equity financing and has … [Read more...]

Artisan House Adds Danielle Nicole, Elle Nicole

Danielle DiFerdinando and Steve Russo of FAB and Artisan House

New York--Artisan House, the new multi-line handbag company spun off from FAB/Starpoint, recently added a new name to its roster: … [Read more...]