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The latest updates from the accessories world

Talbots Reconsiders Sycamore’s Buyout Offer?


Hingham, MA—After rejecting a $212 million buyout offer from Sycamore Partners, it largest shareholder, in December, Talbots Inc. … [Read more...]

Kate Middleton Wins Hat Person of the Year

Kate Middleton wore a maple leaf hat for a Canadian visit

New York--Hats off to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who just won The Headwear Association’s 3rd Annual Hat Person of … [Read more...]

Shop Bop Launches Workwear Boutique

A Workwear look from Shopbop's new boutique

New York—With unemployment still sky-high, working women and women looking for work are upping their PPQ (Polished, Professional … [Read more...]

Sperry Top-Sider to Expands into Accessories with New Licenses


Lexington, MA—Sperry Top-Sider, the inventor of the iconic boat shoe, is sailing into categories beyond footwear. The company, a … [Read more...]

JCPenney’s New Strategy Includes $900M in Expense Cuts


New York—A day after Ron Johnson, JCPenney’s ceo, announced a transformative price strategy for the department store, the company … [Read more...]

NRF offering $25,000 for Best Retail Stories


Washington—Do you have one of the best retail stories in America? No, that’s not a typo, we do mean stories, not stores, although … [Read more...]

Despite Difficulties at Retail, Sears Stock Soars


Hoffman Estates, IL—Sears Holdings announced Wednesday that its 2012 annual stockholders meeting would be held on May 2, a date … [Read more...]

By Absorbing Costs, H&M Q4 Profit, Margins Take a Hit

A cruisewear look from H&M's capsule Versace collection

Stockholm—While its decision to absorb rising cotton costs rather than rising prices may have helped H&M increase its market … [Read more...]

Enter the Mad Hatter Hatmaker Competition

Hey Princess Beatrice, want to see if you can top what you wore to the Royal Wedding?

Joppatowne, MD--In honor of the recent National Hat Day (Jan. 15), amateurs as well as experienced milliners are invited to submit … [Read more...]

JCPenney’s Johnson Unveils New Pricing Strategy

Ron Johnson

New York—A department store without Columbus Day sales, no more coupons, no more percent discounts if you buy a certain amount, no … [Read more...]

Upcoming Movie “The Hunger Games” Spawns Interactive Fashion Site

Capital citizen Effie Trinket, as styled on Capital Couture

Santa Monica, CA--“The Hunger Games,” the first of the red-hot young adult book trilogy, is soon to be a red-hot movie (just ask … [Read more...]

Marchon Rolls Out Eco-Friendly Eyewear Cases


Melville, NY—Like the best poker players, Marchon Eyewear "knows when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em and when to walk away"…from … [Read more...]