Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

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...]

Kohl’s to Build 4th Online Sales Distribution Center


Menomonee Falls, WI—In its quest to hit $1 billion in online sales this year, Kohl’s announced today that it plans to build its … [Read more...]

Strong North American Sales Boost Coach’s Q2 Profit

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow appears again in Coach's spring ad campaign

New York—Strong sales across North America helped bump up Coach’s second quarter profit by 15%, ahead of expectations.For the … [Read more...]

NPD E-Commerce Report: Accessories Online Opportunities

Shopping Online

Port Washington, NY—Online shoppers are showing more interest in shopping—and buying—fashion categories such as apparel and … [Read more...]

Item of the Day

Monica Rich Kosann pocket watch key pendants

“My one question when I design a piece of jewelry is, can a woman give this piece to her daughter in 20 years?” This quote sums up … [Read more...]

Job Cuts Part of JCPenney’s Turnaround Strategy?


Plano, TX—A glimpse into how Ron Johnson, the former Apple store chief, plans to revitalize JCPenney is expected to be unveiled … [Read more...]

Year of the Dragon Sparks Trends

Piaget's Year of the Dragon watch

New York--Dragons are having quite a year! First there's that girl with that tattoo, then we’re seeing dragons all over children’s … [Read more...]

Private Equity Firms Make Bids for Talbots?

Talbots store front

Hingham, MA—Shares of Talbots have risen in price more than 20% following reports that Golden Gate Capital and TPG Capital, two … [Read more...]

Banana Republic, Trina Turk Team Up on Capsule Collection

Palm Springs style from Trina Turk

New York—Banana Republic hopes to have another hit with a capsule designer collection. Last year for the first time, Banana … [Read more...]