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The latest updates from the accessories world

Nominate a Charitible Retailer for DMC’s Next Big Give Award

The Next Big Give logo

Dallas—As part of its annual Next Big Give awards, Dallas Market Center is searching the U.S. for generous specialty stores who … [Read more...]

Links of London Partners with FEED

Links of London for FEED Projects bracelets

New York—Links of London has teamed up with FEED Projects and its founder Lauren Bush to design and produce a new collection of … [Read more...]

TJX Q3 Profit Rises 15% Despite Chill in Sales

Marmaxx Holiday 2011

Framingham, MA—While TJX Cos. said warmer-than-usual temperatures may have chilled sales in its third quarter, the off price … [Read more...]

Walmart’s U.S. Sales Rebound Despite Q3 Profit Miss

Walmart upped the ante on Black Friday, beginning its sales at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Bentonville, AR—While Walmart’s third quarter profit just missed expectations, the retail giant reported some good news about its … [Read more...]

Saks Inc. Q3 Profit Declines, But Still Beats Forecast

Handbags, along with jewelry and footwear, were strong sellers during third quarter at Saks Fifth Avenue

New York—Saks Inc. posted today a 51% decline in its third quarter profit, but the upscale retailer still beat forecasts as its … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: October Retail Sales Rise, Beating Estimates

October retail sales

Washington—The U.S. Commerce Department reported today that total October sales rose higher than expected, providing some hope … [Read more...]

Lagging Sales at Anthropologie Hurt Urban Outfitters Q3 Profit

Holiday look from Anthropologie

Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters Inc. reported Monday that its third quarter income dropped 31% as sales slowed and markdowns grew … [Read more...]

Safilo Adds Celine to List of Designer Licenses

Celine Spring 2011 ad campaign

Padua, Italy—Safilo has put another notch on its eyewear temple.Safilo Group, which creates luxury eyewear under license for … [Read more...]

Celebrate Hats this Thursday, St. Catherine’s Day

A reveler enjoys last year's St. Catherine's Day in New Orleans

New York—Get that hat ready, it’s St. Catherine’s Day!What began as a festive French event, for decades the Saint's Day of St. … [Read more...]

JCPenney Posts Q3 Loss, Lowers Q4 Forecast

JCPenney's holiday campaign, "Who's Your Santa?" featuring QR codes so gift recipients can get a personalized message from the sender.

Plano, TX--JCPenney swung into a third quarter loss hurt by restructuring expenses and decreased spending by its more moderate … [Read more...]

With Lots of Sparkle, 5 Artists Interpret the “Spirit of Giving” for Swarovski Auction

Artist: Christina Burch

New York—Swarovski has certainly been sparkling brightly recently, what with its recent "Project Accessory" crystal challenge and … [Read more...]

Dillard’s Q3 Profit Surges 85%, Gross Margin Flat

Dillard's Holiday

Little Rock, AR--Dillard's Inc. reported today that its third quarter profit soared 85% as its comparable store sales grew 5% … [Read more...]