Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

The NPD Group Signs POS Agreement with Walmart

Walmart checkout

Bentonville, AR and Port Washington, NY—The NPD Group, Inc., a global leader in consumer and retail market research for a wide … [Read more...]

Randa to Acquire Swank for $57.5 Million


New York—Swank, Inc. a leading designer and marketer of men's and women's belts and men's leather accessories, jewelry and … [Read more...]

Banana Republic to Answer “Maddicts”’ Fashion Demands Again


New York—There are some 51 days until the two-hour premiere of season five of AMC’s “Mad Men” on Sunday, March 25.(Why there’s … [Read more...]

Scarf Knitters Put the Super in Super Bowl Sunday

Super Scarves

Indianapolis—Come Super Bowl XLVI kickoff time 6:30 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, temperatures should be hovering at about freezing … [Read more...]

Crocs to Launch Mix-n-Match Eyewear

Crocs interchangeable sunwear

Plainview, NY–Eyeking, LLC has signed a license agreement with Crocs, Inc to design, manufacture, market and distribute Crocs … [Read more...]

January Comp Sales Reflect Holiday Hangover

Retail Sales

New York—Normally a weaker month for sales anyway, January turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers.Following of the heels … [Read more...]

Viva Launches Catherine Deneuve Sunglasses

Screen icon Catherine Deneuve

Somerville, NJ–Catherine Deneuve Lunettes from Viva International Group has launched a six-style sunglass collection for … [Read more...]

Flip-Flops Go Mommy and Me with Havaianas for Baby Buggy


New York–Havaianas has teamed up with the charity Baby Buggy and some celebrity moms for four Mommy and Me collections, all for a … [Read more...]

Venezuelan Line Blues by KyKy Makes North American Debut

Blues by KyKy

New York—After building its brand for more than 20 years in Venezuela and South America, Blues by KyKy is ready for its North … [Read more...]

NRF: Jewelry Sales to Climb This Valentine’s Day?


Washington—Gift givers are hoping their significant others will be wearing their hearts on their sleeves—or lapels, necklines, … [Read more...]

FGI Names its 2012 Rising Star Winners

Blythe Harris of Stella and Dot wins Rising Star for Accessories

New York—The Fashion Group International has named its newest Rising Stars, and we’ve got our eye on the two accessories … [Read more...]

Balenciaga Eyewear License Heads to Marcolin

Spring 2012 runway look from Balenciaga

Longarone, Italy—The shuffle of licenses among Italy’s top eyewear companies continues. On Wednesday, Marcolin S.p.A., reported … [Read more...]