Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

M. London Launches Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry fall style

New York—Chinese Laundry handbags are now manufactured under license with M. London, a handbag company celebrating its 20th year … [Read more...] Focuses on Unique, Indie Accessories

Bird's nest ring by K Turn Around Jewelry by Kimberly Edwards

New York--Need to get your Gaga on? Check out Sense of Fashion--a new website selling distinctive apparel and accessories directly … [Read more...]

NRF: Father’s Day Sales Play Catch Up This Year

Father's Day

Washington–While moms continue to get a lion’s share of gifts in honor of Mother’s Day, the National Retail Federation (NRF) … [Read more...]

Dorfman Pacific Signs Deal with Etsis Sun Hats


Stockton, CA--Yes, floppy sun hats are all the rage, but Dorfman Pacific’s new ETSIS line takes sun coverage a few steps further … [Read more...]

Talbots Returns to Q1 Profit


Hingham, MA--Talbots Inc. reported today a return to profit in its first quarter due to improved costs and interest expense more … [Read more...]

Acquisition Rumors Erupt in Luxurygoods Sector

LVMH logo

Paris—European stock and retail analysts have been aflutter this week with speculation about LVMH possibly increasing its stake in … [Read more...]

Platinum Guild Bestows Innovation Awards in Jewelry

Editor's Choice winnining ring from Parade Designs

Las Vegas—Platinum rings have been making headlines a lot lately what with the recent royal wedding, Kim Kardashian’s massive … [Read more...]

Fit-Flops Continue to Expand to New Categories

Fit-Flop ad

London--Ok, they might not give you legs exactly like the models in the ads, but toning footwear continues its popularity with … [Read more...]

Prada IPO Said to Raise $2.6 Billion Ahead of Listing


 Hong Kong—Italian luxurygoods conglomerate Prada SpA may raise some $2.6 billion in its initial public offerings on the … [Read more...]

ABC Home to Host Ugandan Bead Artists

ABC Home Ugandan Artists

New York--We’ve all heard a lot about Fair Trade merchandise, where women from impoverished countries are employed to utilize … [Read more...]

May Same Store Sales Increase Albeit Modestly

May Sales

Washington—May retail sales rose again last month, but less than retail analysts had hoped as rising costs and gasoline prices may … [Read more...]

Forbes Galleries Feature Hudson Valley Jewelry Designers

Forbes Galleries' Queen Anne's lace with bones and needles by Jennifer Trask

With “Jewelers of the Hudson Valley,” The Forbes Galleries will highlight the skill and talent of numerous jewelry designers as … [Read more...]