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Richline, Telemundo Bow ‘Telenovela’ Inspired Jewelry

Telemundo Jewelry

New York—“The plot is always the same. In the first three minutes of the first episode the viewer already knows the novela will … [Read more...]

Ann Taylor to Expand Outlet Unit

Heidi Klum for Ann Taylor

New York--Ann Taylor has announced plans to expand its network of factory outlet stores. Next year the company plans to open … [Read more...]

Crocs Steps into Toning Footwear

Crocs Toning Shoe

Niwot, CO--Crocs Inc. is stepping into the burgeoning market for footwear that shapes and tones while the wearer walks. The … [Read more...]

Hells Angels Sue McQueen, Saks, in Trademark Dispute

HAMC

Fontana, CA—They may be known as “hell on wheels” but the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corp. (HAMC) is pretty damn tough in the … [Read more...]

Judith Leiber Launches Bridal Bags and Fashion Jewelry

Judith Leiber Bridal

New York--Judith Leiber has said "I Do!" to a dedicated line of elegant bridal bags. The luxury handbag line, known for its Red … [Read more...]

‘Project Runway’ Finale Upsets Viewers

Project Runway

New York—Project Runway, you’ve got some explaining to do! Viewers of last night’s Project Runway finale have … [Read more...]

Gucci Brand Helps PPR’s 3Q Sales Rise 13%

Gucci 2011

Paris—PPR, the luxurygoods conglomerate that owns Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta, reported Thursday that its third … [Read more...]

NY Buyers Lounge: A Retailers’ Refuge During Market Week

NY buyers lounge

New York—During next week’s hectic market week in New York, there’s a place visiting retailers can call home—a lounge dedicated to … [Read more...]

Nordstrom to Open NY Philanthropic Retail Concept

Nordstrom to Open NY Philanthropic Retail Concept

New York—Nordstrom is indeed planning to open a store in New York, but it won’t be anything like the Seattle-based retailer’s … [Read more...]

LVMH to Increase Stake in Hermes?

LVMH

Paris--“It looks like they’ve decided, ‘if you can’t be them, buy them.’” That’s what Paola Brandi, a visiting professor at the … [Read more...]

Hello Kitty Smart Cars Hit Market

Hello Kitty Smart Cars

Detroit--A Hello Kitty car? Now that's smart! Sanrio Inc., known for its ubiquitous Hello Kitty character, and smart USA … [Read more...]

Accessory Artists Brings Unique Pieces to Consumers

Accessory Artists screen shot

New York—Every piece of artisan-made jewelry has a story—often a poignant, personal one—and AccessoryArtists.com helps bring that … [Read more...]