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The latest updates from the accessories world

TV Hit ‘Glee’ Adds Licensed Merch to its Repertoire

TV Hit ‘Glee’ Adds Licensed Merch to its Repertoire

Los Angeles—Some might call it the “revenge of the ‘Gleeks.’” But the unlikely success of Fox TV’s show “Glee” which went from … [Read more...]

Talbots Adds Linda Evangelists in New Market Strategy

Linda Evangelista for Talbots

Hingham, MA--Talbots reported this week it has reversed first quarter losses and plans an aggressive new marketing strategy that … [Read more...]

Target to Debut Mulberry Handbags this Fall

Target to Debut Mulberry Handbags this Fall

Minneapolis—The British are coming to Target. The latest designer brand to partner with the mass merchant is Mulberry, the … [Read more...]

Retailers and Handbag Vendors Agree to New Industry Standards on Lead

New standards for lead content in handbags and other accessories go into effect December 1.

Oakland, CA--More than 40  retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JCPenney, Guess, Victoria's … [Read more...]

CFDA Presents 2010 Winners

Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Kors

New York--The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) celebrated the winners and honorees the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at a … [Read more...]

Retail Ventures Sales Leap Drives Improvement

DSW Shoes Store Front

Columbus, Ohio--Retail Ventures, the parent company of DSW, reported rising sales and a move back into profit from continuing … [Read more...]

Bowties Get Feminized

Embellished bowtie necklace by Euforia.

We’ve always been smitten with all things Drew Barrymore, so when she started wearing fun fabric bowties as her signature neckwear … [Read more...]

Liz Lange Debuts Belt Line

Maternity wear guru Liz Lange has teamed up with Invisibelt for her latest license

Orangeburg, NY--Pregnancy: beautiful and exciting. Pregnancy weight gain: Not so much. To help women deal with pregnancy weight … [Read more...]

NY, Philly Boutiques Gear Up for Independent Retail Week

Independent Retail Week

New York— Nolcha’s Independent Retail Week returns, this time June 7 through June 13 (in New York) and June 14 through 20 (in … [Read more...]

Gap and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Introduce Limited-Edition Collection

Gap and CFDA

SAN FRANCISCO--Yesterday Gap debuted its limited-edition collection of designs created exclusively for Gap by this year’s … [Read more...]

HSN to Introduce Liza Minnelli Collection

Liza Minnelli at last week's premiere of "Sex and the City 2"

St. Petersburg, FL--Liza Minnelli, who has a cameo appearance in “Sex and the City 2”, will bow her own limited edition apparel … [Read more...]

May Retail Comps Bode Caution

Mall shopping photo

New York--We’re not out of the woods yet. Retailers posted their May comps and it’s clear that a major turnaround is not yet here. … [Read more...]

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