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The latest updates from the accessories world

Cooper Hewitt Hosts Van Cleef & Arpels Exhibit

A 1937 “Peony” brooch with mystery-set rubies

New York—Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with elegant jewels, and an upcoming exhibition features the glamour and … [Read more...]

ATS Pavilion Opens Sunday at Javits

ATS Pavilion

New York—AccessoriesTheShow (ATS) Pavilion, a tightly-edited group of 250+ accessories resources, opens Sunday for a three day … [Read more...]

Nordstrom to Buy Flash Sale Site Haute Look

Haute Look logo

Seattle—Hey, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Or buy ’em.As online flash-sales continue to eat away at traditional e-tailing … [Read more...]

PPR Shuffles CEOs as Full Year Income Rises 24%

Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive of PPR, will assume control of the Gucci Group luxurygoods division next month.

Paris--PPR SA, the luxurygoods group that owns Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta brands among others, moved … [Read more...]

Miriam Haskell for Marchesa Jewelry Bows at Fashion Week

Miriam Haskell for Marchesa

New York--American couture costume jeweler Miriam Haskell collaborated with eveningwear brand Marchesa to create an exclusive … [Read more...]

Commermorative Watch Aids Women Veterans

Featured: Model and spokesperson Emily Didonato at the "Fatigues To Fabulous" press conference at The Tent at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2011 in New York City

New York—And you thought war was hard? Transitioning back to civilian life has proved to be a difficult experience, particularly … [Read more...]

Billionaire Offers $7 Billion for Family Dollar Stores

Family Dollar

Matthews, NC--Family Dollar stores confirmed Tuesday that it received a $7 billion buyout offer from hedge fund Trian Group … [Read more...]

CJS’ Baubles, Bangels, Beads a Designer’s Kismet

Accessories Directions' F/W 2011 palette of bead/findings from the source: CJS Sales

New York—All those “baubles, bangles, bright, shiny beads, sparkles, spangles,” that make designers’ hearts “sing, sing-a-ling-a” … [Read more...]

Abercrombie & Fitch Q4 Profit Nearly Doubles

Abercrombie & Fitch

New Albany, OH--Abercrombie & Fitch Co., which struggled and lost share during the height of the recession, reported today … [Read more...]

Circa Lounge Features Estate Jewelry CFDA Designer Accessories

The installation at Lincoln Center

New York--CIRCA, a leading purchaser of diamonds, gold and fine jewelry, is supporting CFDA Designers with the launch of its … [Read more...]

U.S. Commerce Dept January Sales Edge Up

January Sales Edge Up

Washington—Retail sales edged up in January, marking the seventh straight month of increases, but falling below what economists … [Read more...]

NPD Group: 2010 Apparel Sales Up 2%

NPD Group

Port Washington, NY—Sales of apparel in the United States improved in 2010, rising almost 2%, but still lagging behind other … [Read more...]