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The latest updates from the accessories world

Swatch Group Hits Half Year Record Sales, Profits

Swatch Group

Bienne, Switzerland--Swatch Group, the world’s biggest watchmaker, reported today that its first half income rose 24% percent and … [Read more...]

Jones Group Q2 Plunges on Acquistions, Costs

Jones Group Logo

New York—While Jones Group Inc. reported Wednesday that its sales increased, the owner of Nine West, Anne Klein and Stuart … [Read more...]

Piero Guidi Opens NY Store

Piero Guidi Grand Shopper

New York--Renowned Italian handbag manufacturer Piero Guidi is making its retail debut in America with a store down in … [Read more...]

LVMH Half Year Results Beat Forcasts

LVMH

Paris—LVMH reported Tuesday that its first half sales jumped 13% as demand for its luxurygoods surged especially in Asia.For … [Read more...]

American Apparel Teams Up with eBay for Online Shop

American Apparel

Los Angeles—American Apparel which has been besieged with sagging sales and other financial troubles, hopes to catch a break in a … [Read more...]

Michael Kors Launches Jewelry

Michael Kors Tortoise and Chain Link Necklace

New York--As the opinionated judge on “Project Runway,” Michael Kors has continues to build his presence and fan base, but his … [Read more...]

Bracelets Feature Scannable ‘Socialprint’

Scanz bracelets capture your "socialprint"

New York--Fingerprints are so last generation; now it’s all about your “socialprint.”Just when you think gadgets can’t get any … [Read more...]

Holly Caldwell Launches Handbags

Holly Caldwell handbag

Boston—Designer Holly Caldwell is one structured woman. Her newly launched eponymous handbag line is all about structure—be it … [Read more...]

Swarovski to Bow First Mobile App for Hello Kitty Launch

Swarovski's Hello Kitty Collection

New York—As part of its first ever collaboration with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty, Swarovski is launching an interactive social media … [Read more...]

Luxury Survey: Steep Downturn Ahead as Consumer Confidence Declines?

Luxe Shopping: Rodeo Drive

Stevens, PA—If you think the debt ceiling debate may be hurting market confidence, consumer confidence among the nation’s most … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Call for Reform of Lead Safety Laws

NAM Ad for The Hill

Washington—An alliance of 18 trade organizations, including jewelry and accessories, are asking the U.S. House of Representatives … [Read more...]

YMI Takes a Step Forward with Accessories Launch

YMI Suede Bootie

Los Angeles—We know shoes are the foundation of any great outfit, so when we heard junior lifestyle brand YMI, known for its … [Read more...]