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The latest updates from the accessories world

Walmart Sees Turnaround at its U.S. Stores?

Walmart Everyday Low Prices Campaign

Bentonville, AR—Hoping to stave off slumping sales that have plagued its U.S. division for more than two years, Walmart executives … [Read more...]

Coach Moves Closer to Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing

Coach's flagship store in Hong Kong

Hong Kong—Coach Inc. is reportedly seeking approval from the Hong Kong stock exchange for a listing through an issue of Hong Kong … [Read more...]

Only 2 Weeks till “Project Accessory” Debut!

Molly Sims, host of "Project Accessory," with the contestants

With the tagline “Attitude is the Best Accessory,” the new Lifetime series “Project Accessory” is gearing up for its debut Oct … [Read more...]

Check Out These 3 Vogue Eyewear/CFDA Collaborations

The MIAMI by Botkier for Vogue Eyewear CFDA City Collection 2

New York—The second installment of the Vogue Eyewear/CFDA collaboration challenge turned three renowned fashion/accessories … [Read more...]

JCPenney Buys Liz Claiborne Brands for $267.5 Million

From licensee to owner: JCPenney takes ownership of Liz Claiborne brands

Plano,TX—JCPenney today said it plans to purchase the Liz Claiborne brands from Liz Claiborne Inc. for $267.5 million. The deal is … [Read more...]

Burberry First Half Sales Jump 30%


London-- Burberry Group Plc reported today that its first half sales increased 30% as demand for its luxurygoods increased in key … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Bows New Off-Price Concept for Small Towns

Stage Stores

Houston--Stage Stores hopes to bring off-price concept stores to “small town America.”The company which operates 805 stores in … [Read more...]

Footwear Fares Well in Bizrate’s 2011 Online Excellence Awards

Fall selections from UGG, one of Bizrate Insights 2011 Circle of Excellence winners

Los Angeles–One classification where consumers seem to be pleased with their online purchases is footwear.In Bizrate’s 12th … [Read more...]

Swarovski Elements, Parsons Announce “Cities” Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: (city: Berlin) Yu Jin Lee necklace and bracelet

New York—Cities have always inspired designers, but Swarovski Elements has teamed up with Parsons grads to see just how they are … [Read more...]

tokidoki Teams Up with Barbie

Fashion icon Barbie decked out in tokidoki x Barbie-wear

Los Angeles–tokidoki, the idiosyncratic, lifestyle brand that has a cult-like following, has partnered with another famous … [Read more...]

United Legwear Pledges 100,000 Socks for K.I.D.S.


New York–Come this winter, thousands of tiny toes will be warmer courtesy of United Legwear Company, which recently pledged to … [Read more...]

Fitch: U.S. Retail Faces Gross Margin Pressure


New York—In its second quarter report on U.S. retail released today, Fitch Ratings predicted that retailers would face increasing … [Read more...]