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The latest updates from the accessories world

Kangol Launches Headphones Hat

Kangol hat with headphones

Cleator, UK--Not that wearing your overized DJ headphone isn’t still cool, because last time we checked it still was, but here’s … [Read more...]

Q1 Reports: Ross, Stage, Hot Topic, Dollar Tree, Cato, Bon Ton, Buckle

Ross Stores storefront

Ross Stores Q1 Profit Rises 22% on Better Margins, Lower Costs Pleasanton, CA—Ross Stores, Inc. reported today a 22% in its first … [Read more...]

Limited Brands Q1 Profit Jumps on Sales Increase

Limited Brands logos

Columbus--Limited Brands Inc. reported Wednesday a record first quarter profit, 47% over last year, driven by a double digit … [Read more...]

Bad Weather Impacts Sears Holdings Q1 Loss

Sears Kmart

Hoffman Estates, IL—Sears Holdings Corp. today blamed its larger-than-expected first quarter loss on cold, damp weather that … [Read more...]

Target Q1 Profit Lifts on Credit Card Improvements

Target Logo

Minneapolis--Target Corp. reported today that its first quarter profit rose 2.7% as improvements in its credit card unit and share … [Read more...]

Q1 Profits Up: Abercrombie & Fitch, Chico’s, BJ’S Wholesale Club

Abercrombie & Fitch store

Abercrombie & Fitch Q1 Profits Exceed Forecast On Improved Margins, International Business New Albany, OH--Abercrombie & … [Read more...]

Fashion Icon Iris Apfel to Bow Accessories on HSN

Iris Apfel

New York and St. Petersburg, FL—“People with a lot of money don’t dress as well as people who made do, who have to be inventive. … [Read more...]

Walmart Q1 Profits Up but U.S. Division Remains Sluggish

Walmart on a smaller scale?

Bentonville, AR—Walmart reported today that its international operations helped the world’s largest retailer post a 3% increase in … [Read more...]

Saks Q1 Jumps on Sales, Margin Gains

Saks Fifth Avenue flagship

New York—Saks Inc. reported today that first-quarter income jumped 51%, buoyed by strong same-store sales gains and improved … [Read more...]

Online Portal to Facilitate Handbag Sales

BagIdiot.com

Staffordshire, UK—Handbag lovers who are real dummies when it comes to shopping online may want to check out BagIdiot.com, a new … [Read more...]

Earnings Reports: Profits Decline at TJX, Urban Outfitters, Syms Posts Loss

TJX Companies

TJX 1Q Profit Falls Amid Restructuring, Currency Costs Framingham, MA—Although TJX Companies met analysts' estimates for sales in … [Read more...]

Accessories Council and FIT Announce Next Generation Winners

Next Generation Winner 1st Place Small Leathergoods, James Garlind

New York—The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) announced the winners of its annual Next Generation Awards, giving tomorrow’s … [Read more...]