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The latest updates from the accessories world

LVMH Gobbles Up Crocodile Leather Resource

Singapore-based Heng Long is one of the world's leading suppliers of crocodilian skins

Paris and Singapore—Don’t be surprised to see an increase in exotic leathers at Louis Vuitton next year.LVMH, the world’s … [Read more...]

Rachel Bilson Partners with Steve Madden in Social Commerce Shoe Site

Actress and budding footwear designer Rachel Bilson

Santa Monica, CA—Actress and self described “fashion junkie” Rachel Bilson and her longtime stylist, Nicole Chavez, are partnering … [Read more...]

American Apparel Sees Improvement in Q3 Sales

American Apparel ad

Los Angeles—Although American Apparel released its third quarter report on Thursday without giving its profit or financial … [Read more...]

Bebe Q1 Comparable Sales, Total Up 7%

Bebe Fall 2011

Brisbane, CA—Bebe Stores Inc. said Thursday that its comparable store sales rose 7 percent in its first quarter and predicted that … [Read more...]

Despite Uncertainty, September Retail Comps Rise

Retail Sales

New York—Despite the daily drumming about economic uncertainty, comparable store sales continued to increase for most U.S. … [Read more...]

NRF: Holiday Sales to Rise 2.8%

NRF: Holiday 2011 Forecast

Washington—What’s a single word to describe this year’s holiday shopping season? In a word: “average.”That’s the way the … [Read more...]

Study: Retail Crime, Shoplifting Continue to Rise

These handbags were part of $100,000 worth of  stolen merchandise up for sale on eBay and recovered recently by Portland, Oregon, police.

Arlington, VA–Retailers are reporting increases in shoplifting by organized rings and individuals and much of the stolen … [Read more...]

Marcolin Launches Diesel Shades, Renews Montblanc

Sunglasses from Diesel Shades Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Milan—The first week of autumn has been a busy one for Marcolin. The eyewear maker launched its newest license with Diesel in … [Read more...]

Costco Raises Member Fees as Q4 Profit Misses

Costco storefront and logo

Issaquah,WA—Costco Wholesale Corp. said today it plans to increase membership fees about 10% to its 22 million members in … [Read more...]

Luxury Brands Rebound in “Best Global Brands” Report

“Burberry bested them all by focusing on its core competencies in fashion, digital innovation and global expansion.”

New York---Coca-Cola remains atop Interbrand's 2011 Best Global Brands report for the 12th consecutive year, and tech brands, such … [Read more...]

Spanish Jewelry Brand Uno de 50 to Open More U.S. Stores

From Uno de 50's 15th anniversary collection

Madrid—Tous isn’t the only Spanish jewelry brand expanding into the United States.Just in time for its 15th anniversary, Uno … [Read more...]

L’eggs, Dress for Success Team Up to Give Women a Leg Up at Work

L'eggs will donate one pair of legwear to Dress for Success, up to 12,000 pairs, for every person who "likes" L'eggs on Facebook

Winston-Salem, NC—Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, may be sheer hosiery’s most famous advocate at the moment, but L’eggs, … [Read more...]