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The latest updates from the accessories world

‘Project Runway’ Finale Upsets Viewers

Project Runway

New York—Project Runway, you’ve got some explaining to do! Viewers of last night’s Project Runway finale have … [Read more...]

Hello Kitty Smart Cars Hit Market

Hello Kitty Smart Cars

Detroit--A Hello Kitty car? Now that's smart! Sanrio Inc., known for its ubiquitous Hello Kitty character, and smart USA … [Read more...]

Accessory Artists Brings Unique Pieces to Consumers

Accessory Artists screen shot

New York—Every piece of artisan-made jewelry has a story—often a poignant, personal one—and AccessoryArtists.com helps bring that … [Read more...]

Luxury Forecast: A Drought Ahead?

Pam Danziger's new book on the changing luxury marketplace

New York—While some luxury brands have been trumpeting a rebound in the luxury market, one leading expert says it may still be too … [Read more...]

Nordstrom to Open NY Philanthropic Retail Concept

Nordstrom to Open NY Philanthropic Retail Concept

New York—Nordstrom is indeed planning to open a store in New York, but it won’t be anything like the Seattle-based retailer’s … [Read more...]

LVMH to Increase Stake in Hermes?

LVMH

Paris--“It looks like they’ve decided, ‘if you can’t be them, buy them.’” That’s what Paola Brandi, a visiting professor at the … [Read more...]

Luxottica Targets Higher Full-Year Earnings

Luxottica Group logo

Milan--Luxottica, the world's biggest eyewear group, is targeting net profit of 400 million euros (about $561.5 million) in 2010, … [Read more...]

Harvey’s Homage to Barbie: A Handbag Collection

Harveys' Barbiebag Collection

Santa Ana, CA—In case you weren’t the mystery bidder you plunked down $302,000 for a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll with her own fancy … [Read more...]

Kotur Adds Day Line

Kotur

New York—Kotur wants you to look glamorous in the daytime too. Kotur evening bags have always been a go-to choice for the red … [Read more...]

‘Made in’ Labeling Law Divides EU Members

European Union

Brussels--Despite split opinions within the European Union (EU), long-debated legislative proposals to introduce compulsory origin … [Read more...]

Christian Siriano to Expand Label for Payless

Christian Siriano

New York—For fans of Lifetime TV’s “Project Runway” this news is simply fierce! Christian Siriano, the 24-year-old designer who … [Read more...]

Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Launches Jewelry Collection

Iris Apfel necklace from her latest collection

Dedham, MA—The self-described “geriatric starlet” fashion icon Iris Arpfel is ready to make her debut—in a namesake jewelry … [Read more...]