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Fuller Craft Museum Wins Art Jewelry Forum Award

Yoshiko Yamamoto Umegaka Ring, 2000, 18K and white gold. Courtesy of the artist

Brockton, MA—The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) has awarded the Fuller Craft Museum with its AJF 2010 jewelry exhibition award.The … [Read more...]

Marimekko and Converse Partner in Sneakers

Marimekko's Silk Scarf

Helsinki—Marimekko, known for their iconic Finish print designs, is planning to put a little spring into footsteps with a new … [Read more...]

Obama Signs Truth in Fur Labeling Act

All accessories (except handbags) will now have to be labeled for species, origin, etc

Washington—While news over the weekend tended to dwell on the tax cuts, strategic arms treaty and immigration issues, President … [Read more...]

Big Buddha Licenses Sunglasses, Coldweather to Cejon

Big Buddha logo

New York—Big Buddha just keeps getting bigger.The non-leather handbag brand run by 20something Jeremy Bassan is growing at a … [Read more...]

Online Holiday Spending to Date 12% Increase

Holiday Shopping Online

Reston, VA–While “Free Shipping Day” (Dec. 17) showed at 61% increase over last year as more than 1,500 merchants offered free … [Read more...]

Botkier and Baldessari Create Artist Collaboration

Botkier and Baldessari Collaborate

New York--Handbag designers and artists are continuing their love affair (who can forget the unlikely yet fascinating coupling of … [Read more...]

Gap’s ‘Made in USA” Feed Bags Made in China

Gap's Made in USA FEED bag

San Francisco--The Gap can’t catch a public relations break. After the retailer's recently attempted rebranding debacle, which … [Read more...]

NRF: Proposed Debit Card Swipe Fee Regulations to Help Retailers

Debit Cards

Washington–New proposed limits on debit card swipe fees would result in lower costs for retailers and even discounted prices for … [Read more...]

January Jones Wears nothing but Versace Bag in Ads

Versace Ad Campaign January Jones

Milan--Oh Betty, what would Don say?Known as Betty Draper on the 60s era ad world of “Mad Men,” actress January Jones has … [Read more...]

A Winter Success: Headwear for the Homeless

4th Annual Headwear for the Homeless Event

Chicago--Hats off to the Headwear Association! Why? Because baby it's cold outside!The 102-year-old trade organization … [Read more...]

Everlast Inks Exculsive with Sears Holdings

Everlast fitness

Hoffman Estates, IL--Sports and fitness brand Everlast Worldwide inked an exclusive license deal with Sears Holdings, which will … [Read more...]

Burlington Coat Factory Posts Q3 Loss

Burlington Coat Factory logo

Burlington, NJ—Burlington Coat Factory blamed unusually warm weather in September and October for pushing it to a third quarter … [Read more...]