Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

Express Quadruples 1st Quarter Profits

Limited Express Sale

Columbus, OH--Express Inc. has more than quadrupled its first quarter earnings, helped by strong sales and higher … [Read more...]

LeSportsac Teams Up with Makeup Artist Pat McGrath

LeSportsac

New YorK--Famous makeup artist Pat McGrath, COVERGIRL and LeSportsac all have the same mission – to make women look glamorous. … [Read more...]

Thomas Sabo Hosts VIP Vegas Store Opening

Olivia Palermo and Nicky Hilton stopped by charm king Thomas Sabo's latest store opening in Las Vegas

Las Vegas—Sterling silver jewelry designer Thomas Sabo recently opened his second store here with a party that included guest VIPs … [Read more...]

TV Hit ‘Glee’ Adds Licensed Merch to its Repertoire

TV Hit ‘Glee’ Adds Licensed Merch to its Repertoire

Los Angeles—Some might call it the “revenge of the ‘Gleeks.’” But the unlikely success of Fox TV’s show “Glee” which went from … [Read more...]

May Sales Slip but Consumer Confidence Still Increases

Retail Sales

Washington--Despite the U.S. Commerce Department’s report today that May retail sales dropped for the first time since September … [Read more...]

Talbots Adds Linda Evangelists in New Market Strategy

Linda Evangelista for Talbots

Hingham, MA--Talbots reported this week it has reversed first quarter losses and plans an aggressive new marketing strategy that … [Read more...]

Target to Debut Mulberry Handbags this Fall

Target to Debut Mulberry Handbags this Fall

Minneapolis—The British are coming to Target. The latest designer brand to partner with the mass merchant is Mulberry, the … [Read more...]

Retailers and Handbag Vendors Agree to New Industry Standards on Lead

New standards for lead content in handbags and other accessories go into effect December 1.

Oakland, CA--More than 40  retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JCPenney, Guess, Victoria's … [Read more...]

CFDA Presents 2010 Winners

Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Kors

New York--The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) celebrated the winners and honorees the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at a … [Read more...]

Retail Ventures Sales Leap Drives Improvement

DSW Shoes Store Front

Columbus, Ohio--Retail Ventures, the parent company of DSW, reported rising sales and a move back into profit from continuing … [Read more...]

Bowties Get Feminized

Embellished bowtie necklace by Euforia.

We’ve always been smitten with all things Drew Barrymore, so when she started wearing fun fabric bowties as her signature neckwear … [Read more...]

Gap and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Introduce Limited-Edition Collection

Gap and CFDA

SAN FRANCISCO--Yesterday Gap debuted its limited-edition collection of designs created exclusively for Gap by this year’s … [Read more...]