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The latest updates from the accessories world

Katie Holmes Launches Handbag Collab

Design partners Jeanne Yang and Katie Holmes

New York--Actress Katie Holmes holds many titles: wife to Tom, mom to Suri, and partner to Jeanne Yang, co-designer of upscale … [Read more...]

Hautelook Launches Shoe Membership Site

Sole Society webpage

Los Angeles—HauteLook has expanded from private fashion flash sales to private fashion shoe sales. After feedback that its … [Read more...]

Alain Mikli Designs 3D Glasses for TV

Alain Mikli's 3D eyewear design for LG

Englewood Cliffs, NJ—Eyewear designer Alain Mikli has collaborated with some of the best: from Philippe Stark and Claude Montana … [Read more...]

Earnings Update: Ross Stores, Rue21, Brown Shoe

Ross Stores

Ross Stores Q4 Profit Rises on Strong Sales Pleasanton, CA—Ross Stores posted net earnings of $161.80 million or $1.37 per for … [Read more...]

R.G. Barry Buys Baggallini for $33.8 Million

Handbag and travel accessories brand baggallini is the latest strategic acquisition for R.B. Barry

Pickerington, OH—R.G. Barry Corp. is expanding its accessories offerings beyond its Dearforms and other licensed slippers … [Read more...]

Michael Kors Inks Jewelry Licence with Fossil

Michael Kors on runway

New York--Michael Kors is on a roll. The fashion label recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, the designer is a continuing … [Read more...]

New Fur Label Law Starts Friday

Under the new fur label law any accessories containing fur (except handbags) must be labeled

Washington— Friday, March 18, marks the first day that all garments, including accessories, that contain animal fur—no matter what … [Read more...]

CFDA Fashion Awards Announces 2011 Nominees & Honorees

CFDA logo

New York—Nothing celebrates American fashion like the CFDA Awards and the nominees and honorees have just been announced. Winners … [Read more...]

“LPLP BY Linea Pelle” Bows at Target

Linea Pelle's LPLP for Target

Los Angeles—Target shoppers are getting a dose of the good life, Southern California style. Linea Pelle, the handbag, belt and … [Read more...]

Fashion Industry Aids Japan Quake Victims

Fashion Industry Aids Japan Quake Victims

Tokyo—As the death toll mounts and radiation worries increase in Northern Japan today, fashion industry and retailers are joining … [Read more...]

Claire’s Makes Music with Lyrix Jewelry

Lyrix for Claire's

Los Angeles--“All you need is love”…and some interlocking bangles, rings and guitar pick jewelry with famous lyrics etched into … [Read more...]

Earnings Updates: LL Bean, Frederick’s of Hollywood, DSW, Family Dollar

LL Bean

  LL Bean Sales Rise After Two Year Slump Freeport, ME—After two years of sales declines, LL Bean reported Monday that its … [Read more...]