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The latest updates from the accessories world

Family Dollar Posts Q1 Profit Rise, But Sales Miss

Family Dollar

Matthews, NC—Family Dollar reported Thursday that its first quarter profit increased more than 8% but the dollar store retailer … [Read more...]

Viva Adds Charity Element to Sales Meeting

Viva charity event

Somerville, NJ—Many companies meet for annual summits and sales awards events, but eyewear company Viva International Group added … [Read more...]

December Comp Sales Rise 3.3% on Mixed Holiday Results

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York—“Sales were decent but not great.”That’s how Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, summed up today’s December … [Read more...]

B. Robinson Nabs Adrienne Vittadini Sunglass and Readers License

Adrienne Vittadini sketches for Pantone's Spring 2012 report

New York—Adrienne Vittadini is soon to be seeing very clearly. The company just signed a license for non-prescription sunglasses … [Read more...]

Not Just for Kids: Fashion Coloring Book


New York--When it comes to creativity, who says you have to color in the lines?The Fashion Coloring Book, a modern … [Read more...]

MJSA Elects New Board Directors, Re-Elects Officers

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Attleboro Falls, MA—MJSA (Manufacturers, Jewelers, Suppliers, Artisans), the trade association dedicated to professional … [Read more...]

Following Holiday Boom, Are Retail Sales Headed for a Bust?

Post Christmas Sales

New York—While consumers continued their holiday shopping sprees last week following Christmas Day, several surveys indicate a … [Read more...]

Liz Claiborne to Rename Itself Fifth & Pacific this May

The Liz Claiborne brand will live on, but not as a corporate moniker

New York--Liz Claiborne remains a brand name, but no longer a company moniker.Liz Claiborne has been an iconic name for almost … [Read more...]

Report: Holiday Sales for Specialty Retailers “Disappointing”

Specialty Store Holiday Roundup

San Jose, CA--Holiday shopping ended disappointingly for specialty stores in 2011, during which a slow Black Friday weekend set a … [Read more...]

Kensie to Launch Socks and Hosiery

Kensie to add sock and hosiery lines

New York--Kensie KMJ Holdings, a division of Bluestar Alliance, and PS Brands have inked a sock and hosiery licensing deal for the … [Read more...]

Vietnam Targets $1.5 Billion in Handbag Exports This Year

Handbags surge among Vietnamese exports

Hanoi,Vietnam—Handbags have become the breakout star among exports from Vietnam.According to the Vietnam Leather and Footwear … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre Launches Ode to “Mad Men”

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New York--Want a personalized letter from Roger Sterling, the stylish-yet-controversial legend of “Mad Men’s” Sterling Cooper … [Read more...]