Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

Harvey’s Homage to Barbie: A Handbag Collection

Harveys' Barbiebag Collection

Santa Ana, CA—In case you weren’t the mystery bidder you plunked down $302,000 for a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll with her own fancy … [Read more...]

Kotur Adds Day Line

Kotur

New York—Kotur wants you to look glamorous in the daytime too. Kotur evening bags have always been a go-to choice for the red … [Read more...]

Luxottica Targets Higher Full-Year Earnings

Luxottica Group logo

Milan--Luxottica, the world's biggest eyewear group, is targeting net profit of 400 million euros (about $561.5 million) in 2010, … [Read more...]

‘Made in’ Labeling Law Divides EU Members

European Union

Brussels--Despite split opinions within the European Union (EU), long-debated legislative proposals to introduce compulsory origin … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Unveils Last Call Studio Concept

Neiman Marcus Unveils Last Call Studio Concept

Dallas—Off-price retailing and timed “flash sales” for upscale brands is all the rage and Neiman Marcus wants a bigger … [Read more...]

Todd Reed Wins AGTA Spectrum Awards “Best in Show”

Todd Reed's cuff wins Best in Show

New York--Gems sparkled and glistened in the sunshine as the winners of the annual AGTA Spectrum Awards (plus hundreds of … [Read more...]

Christian Siriano to Expand Label for Payless

Christian Siriano

New York—For fans of Lifetime TV’s “Project Runway” this news is simply fierce! Christian Siriano, the 24-year-old designer who … [Read more...]

Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Launches Jewelry Collection

Iris Apfel necklace from her latest collection

Dedham, MA—The self-described “geriatric starlet” fashion icon Iris Arpfel is ready to make her debut—in a namesake jewelry … [Read more...]

Limited Brands Projects Biggest Growth Rate Overseas

Limited Brand's Victoria's Secret

Columbus, OH--Limited Brands sees its future and much of it is overseas. Limited Brands (LTD), which owns Victoria's Secret, … [Read more...]

Mykita Unveils New High-Tech Eyewear Material

Mykita sunwear collaboration with Bernhard Willhelm

Berlin--Funky eyewear just got a bit more cutting edge. Already known for its cutting-edge eyewear frame materials and … [Read more...]

HSN to Add Mobile Commerce Team

HSN logo

New York—HSN reported last week that it plans to beef up its mobile commerce (or m-commerce) abilities to differentiate itself … [Read more...]

Stocks Rise as LVMH Takes Stake in Hermes

Hermes

Paris—Stock prices for both LVMH and Hermès rose today after the surprise announcement this weekend that LVMH spent $2.2 billion … [Read more...]