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The latest updates from the accessories world

Seiko “Goes Red” in Fight Against Heart Disease in Women

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Seiko's solar-powered, special edition Tressia watch. Suggested retail: $295

Mahwah, NJ—With the introduction of a special edition “Go Red” Solar Tressia watch, Seiko Corp. of America hopes to get to the … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q3 Profit Jumps, Sales Up 32%

Vera Bradley Holiday 2011

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Inc. posted Tuesday a jump in its third quarter profit, boosted by a 32% sales increase and lowered … [Read more...]

Whiting & Davis Takes Its Iconic Mesh Back into Jewelry

Anniversary snake bracelet in sterling silver with blue topaz. Suggested retail: $800

Attleboro Falls, MA—The name Whiting & Davis conjures up images of its iconic mesh handbags and other accessories, which have … [Read more...]

Sustained Retail Recovery Lagging Record-Breaking Consumer Spending

Uniqlo's 89,000 square foot Fifth Avenue flagship

New York—The retail industry continues to edge tentatively toward recovery, buoyed by a stellar start to the holiday shopping … [Read more...]

Style Me ASAP Offers Styling Advice Via Email

Can't decide which piece to wear? Just email your mobile stylist for instant advice.

New York--Ever want to have your own stylist on call? Now you can. Wherever you are.Lindsay Weiner, the owner of Image … [Read more...]

Capri Sandals: Made the Old Fashioned, Italian Way

Capri-Style: Eliana sandals by Canfora

Capri, Italy—This magical island off Sorrento has been a popular resort since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Those who … [Read more...]

Michael Kors to Launch IPO, Could Raise $900 Million

Holiday ad from Michael Kors showing the recently launched fashion jewelry line.

New York—Like his colleague on “Project Runway” Heidi Klum points out: “In fashion, one day you’re in. The next day you’re out.” … [Read more...]

Holiday Bargain Hunters: All Shopped Out, or Waiting for 11th Hour?

Holiday Shopping Deals

Charleston, SC–They turned out en masse on Black Friday, Nov. 25, spending a record $11.4 billion according to ShopperTrak, but … [Read more...]

Dollar General Bullish on Holiday as Q3 Profit, Sales Rise

Holiday at Dollar General

Goodlettsville, TN—Consumers looking to stretch their spending dollars helped Dollar General Corp. post today a 34% increase in … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Donates $65,000 to Breast Cancer Research

Christine Johnston, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of cosmetics of Stage Stores Inc.; Dr. Lajos Pusztai, professor of breast medical oncology at MD Anderson; Diane Ackley of The Estee Lauder Companies; and Andy Hall, president and CEO of Stage Stores Inc.

Houston—Stage Stores Inc. showed that it’s truly the little things that count...and add up to big things.During the month of … [Read more...]

Ascena Q1 Profit Edges Down, But Sales Rise


Suffern, NY—Ascena Retail Group reported Thursday that its first quarter profit declined 1% despite increased sales due to … [Read more...]

As Q3 Slides into Loss, Talbots Announces $50M in Cuts

Holiday look from Talbots

Hingham, MA—With its turnaround efforts apparently stymied by a highly promotional retail atmosphere, Talbots reported Thursday it … [Read more...]