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The latest updates from the accessories world

De Young Museum Celebrates Designer Cristobal Balenciaga

Detail of Cristóbal Balenciaga's cocktail dress of fuchsia silk shantung and black lace with black silk satin ribbons, summer 1966. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Eleanor Christenson de Guigné Collection (Mrs. Christian de Guigné III),

San Francisco—You can feel the pulse of Spain beat in every garment in “Balenciaga and Spain.” A dress ruffle inspired by the … [Read more...]

Contemporary Leifsdottir Brand Bows Handbags

Leifsdottir's handbag launch

Philadelphia--Contemporary Scandinavian apparel brand Leifsdottir has been slowly inching into accessories—first with a footwear … [Read more...]

Online Fine Jewelry Auction Benefits Relief Efforts in Japan

Jewelers for Japan auction includes these H. Stern 18K diamond earrings, and below, Monica Rich Kossan's 18k locket and Mikimoto's 18k Akoya pearl and diamonds earrings

New York—There’s still time to put your bids in for “Jewelers for Japan,” an online auction of fine jewelry and watches that seeks … [Read more...]

Coach Mulls Listing in Hong Kong Stock Market?

Coach flagship store in Hong Kong

New York--Coach Inc. may be following in the footsteps of Prada Group, which soon plans to launch its initial public offering on … [Read more...]

NRF: Easter Sales Continue Climb to Pre-Recession Levels

Easter Basket

Washington–Although some retailers reported Thursday that their March sales dropped on account of a later Easter this year, … [Read more...]

Target Tops Harris Poll on Best Value Retail Brand

Target Logo

New York—For the second year in a row, Target came out on top with the strongest brand equity among retail brands. While the … [Read more...]

DVF’s Fave Mantras Featured in H. Stern Jewelry

Diane Von Furstenberg by H. Stern

New York—Inspirational messages that served as mantras for designer Diane Von Furstenberg are featured on her latest fine jewelry … [Read more...]

Singer Jason Mraz Collaborates on Gratitude Bracelet

Gratitude Bracelets by singer Jason Mraz

Torrance, CA—Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz wants everyone to show a little gratitude—via a special bracelet that raises money for … [Read more...]

March Sales Increase Modestly

Retail Sales

New York—While bad weather, rising gasoline prices and a later Easter lead retail analysts to forecast March retail sales would … [Read more...]

Hammitt Launches ‘True Blood’ Handbags

Hammitt's True Blood Sookie bag

Watch out, these bags bite! HBO’s vampires-in-the-Deep-South series “True Blood” continues to be a bloody great hit. Now … [Read more...]

Kanye West to Offer ‘Twisted Fantasy’ Scarf Collection

Kanye West 'Twisted Fantasy' Scarf Collection

Paris—Superstar rapper Kayne West is once again is delving into fashion with the launch this spring of a 250 limited edition scarf … [Read more...]

NJ “Real Housewive” Manzo Bows Handbags

Caroline Manzo

New York—“Let me tell you about my family…” has become somewhat of a signature phrase of Caroline Manzo, the feisty spitfire of a … [Read more...]