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The latest updates from the accessories world

2011 Independent Handbag Designer Award Winners

Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design: Losna bags by Fabroila Pedrazzini

New York—Creativity is alive and well in handbag design as this year’s crop of recipients in the Fifth Annual Independent Handbag … [Read more...]

Equity Firm Bids on BJ’s Wholesale Takeover

BJ's Wholesale Club

Natik, MA—Consumers shop BJ’s Wholesale Club for off price bargains, now a couple of equity firms hope to buy the wholesale club … [Read more...]

Heidi Klum Debuts QVC Jewelry Line

A dramatic statement necklace by WILDLIFE by Heidi Klum

 West Chester, PA--Supermodel turned supermogul Heidi Klum is unleashing her inhibitions this fall as she unveils … [Read more...]

Ferragamo to Launch IPO in Italy

Ferragamo Summer 2011

Milan--Salvatore Ferragam has filed for a stock market listing where it hopes to raise nearly 500 million euros (about $709 … [Read more...]

“Project Accessory” Casting Starts Saturday

Project Accessory

New York--Want to be on "Project Runway"’s spin-off "Project Accessory"?Now’s your chance.The show begins its open casting … [Read more...]

Executive Changes: Delia’s, Neiman Marcus Direct, Collective Brands, Kenneth Cole

Delia's logo

Wet Seal's Dyan Jozwick Appointed President of Delia's New York--Dyan Jozwick, formerly of Wet Seal, has been named president of … [Read more...]

The Headwear Association Holds ‘Safe Sun’ Event

A previous free hat display table from Broner Hats

New York--With 90% of all skin cancers caused by sun overexposure, you might just want to practice "safe sun." And The Headwear … [Read more...]

Macy’s, Union Reach Agreement, Averting Strike

It was back to business at Macy's Herald Square store today after a strike was averted.

New York—Working well into the night—past the midnight deadline for a strike--Macy’s and a union representing some 4,000 of its … [Read more...]

Mulberry Full Year Profit Quadruples

Mulberry fall ad campaign

London—Mulberry reported today that its full year profits more than quadrupled as the British leathergoods brand reported sales … [Read more...]

Recycled Metals from Nuclear Warheads Make Peace Jewelry

From War to Peace jewelry

San Luis Obispo, CA—Make love, not war. Make jewelry, not bombs.That pretty much sums up the mission of From War to Peace, a … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Opens First U.S. Flagship

Tag Heuer U.S. Flagship Store

Las Vegas—TAG Heuer recently opened its first North American flagship store here, a location that not only will house the watch … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: May Retail Sales Decline

Department of Commerce Insignia Logo

Washington—May retail sales declined—although less than analysts expected—the U.S. Commerce Department reported Tuesday, marking … [Read more...]