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The latest updates from the accessories world

Christopher & Banks to Shutter 100 Stores, Cuts Workforce

Christopher & Banks, CJ Banks

Plymouth, MN--Christopher & Banks reported today that plans to shut 100 underperforming stores, reducing 7% of its corporate … [Read more...]

Nordstrom Inc. Q3 Profit Up 6.7%, Raises Full Year Forecast

Nordstrom Holiday 2011

Seattle—Despite worries to the contrary, upscale consumers are continuing to shop, helping Nordstrom Inc. into a 6.7% increase in … [Read more...]

Blogging “Project Accessory”: Episode 3

Rich's dramatic 2nd place look with copper flame necklace

New York--Is it me or are there too many things on "Project Accessory" that distract from the actual accessories?First there … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Q3 Profit Up 20%, Expects Holiday Sales Increase


Menomonee Falls, WI—Keeping a close eye on expenses and confident of the success in its exclusive Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony … [Read more...]

Nation’s Favorite Fashion Retailer? Kohl’s Tops List (Again)


Boulder, CO—Kohl’s is on a roll this week. Besides reporting today that its third quarter profit rose 20% and it foresees sales … [Read more...]

New Owners at Treska: The Employees


Fort Worth,TX—As of this week, Treska, the once privately-held, Texas-based jewelry and accessories company, is 100% owned by its … [Read more...]

Liz Claiborne Inc. Q3 Loss Widens as It Exits Brands

Kate Spade New York Holiday Gift Guide

New York—A leaner Liz Claiborne, Inc., which has completed $471 million in transactions since August—including the sale of its … [Read more...]

Macy’s Inc. Q3 Profit Beats Estimates, Raises Full Year Outlook

As part of its expanding online presence, Macy's recently added its own blog, MBlog, to its website

Cincinnati—Buoyed by “strong sales” at its Bloomingdale’s stores and continued increases in online sales, Macy’s Inc. reported … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Q2 Profit Up 18% as U.S., Europe Sales Surge

Holiday at Ralph Lauren

New York—Ralph Lauren Corp. said today its second quarter profit increased nearly 18% driven by double-digit sales increases in … [Read more...]

Ab Fab: The Movie? Absolutely Fabulous!

Absolutely Fabulous characters Eddie Monsoon and Patsy Stone

London--Sweetie, darling... remember the cheeky and totally over-the-top BBC series "Absolutely Fabulous"? Well, it's going to be … [Read more...]

“The X Factor’s” Nicole Scherzinger is London Fog’s New Face

Nicole Scherzinger is the new face of London Fog

New York—Iconix Brand Group, parent company of London Fog, has tapped Nicole Scherzinger for its Winter 2011 and Spring 2012 … [Read more...]

Fossil Reports Record Q3 Profit, Raises Full Year Forecast

Fossil's Fall Magalog

Richardson, TX—Fossil Inc. reported today record third quarter profit and raised it forecast for year. Still, the watch and … [Read more...]