Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

Marcolin Launches Diesel Shades, Renews Montblanc

Sunglasses from Diesel Shades Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Milan—The first week of autumn has been a busy one for Marcolin. The eyewear maker launched its newest license with Diesel in … [Read more...]

Costco Raises Member Fees as Q4 Profit Misses

Costco storefront and logo

Issaquah,WA—Costco Wholesale Corp. said today it plans to increase membership fees about 10% to its 22 million members in … [Read more...]

Luxury Brands Rebound in “Best Global Brands” Report

“Burberry bested them all by focusing on its core competencies in fashion, digital innovation and global expansion.”

New York---Coca-Cola remains atop Interbrand's 2011 Best Global Brands report for the 12th consecutive year, and tech brands, such … [Read more...]

Spanish Jewelry Brand Uno de 50 to Open More U.S. Stores

From Uno de 50's 15th anniversary collection

Madrid—Tous isn’t the only Spanish jewelry brand expanding into the United States.Just in time for its 15th anniversary, Uno … [Read more...]

L’eggs, Dress for Success Team Up to Give Women a Leg Up at Work

L'eggs will donate one pair of legwear to Dress for Success, up to 12,000 pairs, for every person who "likes" L'eggs on Facebook

Winston-Salem, NC—Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, may be sheer hosiery’s most famous advocate at the moment, but L’eggs, … [Read more...]

NPD: Consumers Plan Flat Spending for Holiday

Holiday Spending Forecast

Port Washington, NY—Most consumers say they plan to spend the same amount on holiday spending this year as they did last year, … [Read more...]

Nordstrom, Saks Top List for Luxury Customer Experience Online

Nordstrom

Chicago—Nordstrom topped a new online luxury shopping survey where mystery shoppers rated it along with 19 other luxury websites … [Read more...]

Check out the “LOOT” at MAD Museum Oct. 11

From left to right: jewelry designs by Bona Ha, Yoon Ah Paik, Inhwa Yu, and Jina Lee, all 2011 graduates of the undergraduate studio jewelry program in Pratt's department of fine arts. Photo credits from left to right: Bona Ha, Timothy McMahon (top) and David Butler (bottom), Jun Lee, and Seung hoon Cha.

New York--If you're a fan of admiring, and purchasing, contemporary, one-of-a-kind museum-worthy jewelry, check out LOOT 2011: MAD … [Read more...]

Avenue Adds New Jewelry Styles for Plus Size Consumer

Avenue's new plus size fashion jewelry

Rochelle Park, NJ—Avenue, the specialty apparel chain known for stylish apparel and accessories for women sizes 14 and up, is now … [Read more...]

Wolverine Q3 Profit Boosted by International Sales

Wolverine Worldwide

Rockford, MI— With demand increasing for Hush Puppies, Segabo, Merrell and other footwear brands here and abroad, Wolverine … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Adds Trian Executive to its Board

Family Dollar Stores

Matthew, NC—In a settlement that could forestall any further takeover action, Family Dollar Stores Inc. agreed last week to allow … [Read more...]

NRF: Swipe Fee Cut Will Save Retailers and Consumers Billions

Debit Cards

Washington--Retailers and their shoppers will save billions of dollars when new Federal Reserve regulations cutting debit card … [Read more...]