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The latest updates from the accessories world

Iconix Raises Full Year Forecast on Higher Sales, Ed Hardy Purchase

Ed Hardy

New York—Iconix Brand Group raised its full year forecast on Wednesday after a buoyant first quarter and its purchase of the … [Read more...]

New Execs at Viva, Deckers Outdoor, Express

Executive Moves

Viva International Apppoints Jan Cory as Senior Vice President, U.S. and Canada Sales Somerville, NJ–Jan Cory has been appointed … [Read more...]

NRF: Americans to Splurge on Mom This Year

Mother's Day

Washington–Moms may get a little more spoiled this year on Mother’s Day as jewelry and accessories top American's gifts lists, the … [Read more...]

Scarves.com Launches Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Scarves dot com

Los Angeles—Scarves.com,  which bills itself as “America’s largest scarf store,” launches this week---just in time for Mother’s … [Read more...]

PPR Q1 Earnings Beat Forecasts as U.S. Sales Rise

PPR

Paris—PPR, which owns Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent, posted today a 9.1%  rise in its first-quarter sales, helped … [Read more...]

Mulberry Touts: Be Kate for a Day

rings

London—For those that didn’t make the cut for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding this Friday, Mulberry is offering a … [Read more...]

American Apparel Secures $14.9 Million in New Funding

American Apparel's CEO Dov Charney

Los Angeles--Struggling retailer American Apparel Inc. has managed to stave off a potential bankruptcy filing after securing $14.9 … [Read more...]

Black Ties Introduces ‘The Elastic All Dressed Up’

Black Ties The Elastic All Dressed Up

Denver–Designer Lindsay Bloom came up with her latest accessory concept, Black Ties, from what otherwise could have been a major … [Read more...]

Bidding Heats up Over Jimmy Choo Ownership

From Jimmy Choo's Pre-Fall collection

London—Just as women line up to snag the latest Jimmy Choo high heels, a growing list of bidders are lining up making bids to … [Read more...]

Coach Q3 Profits Rise as U.S., China Sales Increase

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, here on a recent New York appearence for her book "My Father's Daughter," is the new face of Coach

New York--Coach Inc. posted today a better-than-expected, 18% jump in fiscal third-quarter earnings as demand for its handbags and … [Read more...]

Proposed NY Law Would Fine Consumers Who Buy Fake Bags

Counterfeit handbags

New York—Step away from that fake Fendi! A Manhattan councilwoman, whose district is home to the city’s largest knock-off … [Read more...]

‘Iron Lady’s’ Handbag Expected to Fetch Thousands at Auction

Minister Margaret Thatcher with her iconic handbag during her tenure as British prime minister

London—Although Princess-to-be Kate Middleton may bag all the headlines this week, the handbag that once belonged to another … [Read more...]