Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

Tiffany Previews New Handbags Online

The new Tiffany & Co. leathergoods collection had its debut online prior to its September launch in store

New York—For the first time in about 20 years, Tiffany & Co. is back into handbags and small leathergoods. Well soon, that … [Read more...]

Study Affirms Celebrity Factor in Women’s Footwear Preferences

Footwear

Rotterdam, Netherlands—Here's some good news for brand marketers who spend big bucks--and lots of freebies--to get celebrities to … [Read more...]

NRF Predicts Back to School Sales Increases

Back to School Sales

Washington—Parents will be doing more shopping for their children for back-to-school as they replenish outgrown shoes, shirts and … [Read more...]

Frederick’s of Hollywood Inks Accessories Licenses

The lingerie company hopes to spread its sexy image into accessories and other classifications

Hollywood--Famed lingerie house Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. has signed three separate multi-year licenses as part of its … [Read more...]

H&M Books 9% Rise in June Comp Store Sales

H&M Logo

Stockholm--H&M  booked a 9% rise in same-store sales in June, reversing a decline in sales in both April and May at stores … [Read more...]

June Sales Slip but Dept Store, Apparel Sales Increase

Retail Sales

Washington—While the U. S. Commerce Department reported today that total retail sales fell for the second month straight in June, … [Read more...]

Cadmium Update as CPSC Issues Latest Recall

"Best Friends Forever" jewelry, subject to recall

Washington--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued Tuesday its sixth voluntary recall of imported children jewelry … [Read more...]

Sears, Kmart Get Exclusive with Junior Brand Bongo

Audrina Patridge of "The Hills" fame will appear as the latest Bongo girl in national advertising for Sears and Kmart launch.

New York—Sears and Kmart are hoping juniors will go bonkers for Bongo. Iconix Brand Group announced Tuesday a long-term agreement … [Read more...]

Prayer Beads Star in “Eat Pray Love”

Eat Pray Love

The much anticipated movie "Eat Pray Love," debuts August 13th, starring Julia Roberts as a divorced woman on a soul-searching … [Read more...]

Macy’s to Offer Back to School Demos of New Xbox Interface

Macy's to Offer Back to School Demos of New Xbox Interface

New York—Gamers are fair game for retailers who are looking to increase traffic for back-to-school shopping. And Macy’s is giving … [Read more...]

Burberry 1st Quarter Sales Up 24%

Burberry storefront

LONDON--Burberry Group Plc got off to a strong start to its financial year. The 154-year-old luxury goods company--famous for its … [Read more...]

Italy Steamrolls Fakes in First Nat’l ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Day’

Vittorio Tabacchi, president of ANFAO (the Italian Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers) steamrolls counterfeit goods

Venice–-Italy is saying “No to knockoffs.”In a public demonstration to kick off the country’s First National … [Read more...]