Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

Ash Opens First U.S. Store in New York City

Ash store interior in NY

New York—Ash, the contemporary footwear and accessories brand, opened its first U.S. store at 44 Mercer Street in SoHo this … [Read more...]

New Charlotte Lu Line Features Modular Earrings

Charlotte Lu modular earrings

Los Angeles--With consumers watching every penny, jewelry lines better provide some value. A brand new line called Charlotte Lu … [Read more...]

DSW Q1 Profit Jumps on Double-Digit Sales Growth

DSW storefront

Columbus--DSW Inc. reported today that its first quarter profit jumped 27% as strong sales helped push earnings higher.For the … [Read more...]

Princess’ Controversial Hat Sells for $130,000

Princess Beatrice in her now infamous hat at the royal wedding

London—You might call it the hat that launched a million insults.Besides topping “worst dressed lists” around the globe, the … [Read more...]

Ann Inc. Q1 Profit Jumps on Improved Sales

Ann Taylor

New York--Ann Inc., which owns Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft, reported Friday that its first quarter earnings rose 21% and beat … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Buys Topline for $55 Million

Report Shoes

Long Island City, NY--Steve Madden, a leading designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories, today announced it bought … [Read more...]

Rent the Runway Gets $15M Capital Investment

Rent the Runway

New York--Can’t afford to buy a new dress or evening bag outright for that black-tie wedding? Rent one! You’ll now have more … [Read more...]

Labelux Acquires Footwear Brand Jimmy Choo

From Jimmy Choo's Pre-Fall collection

London---Labelux, the Vienna-based luxurygoods company that owns Bally, won the bid to acquire high-end footwear and leathergoods … [Read more...]

Havaianas Adds Customization to Site

Make your own Havaianas

New York--Havaianas has gone DIY.Havaianas flip flops, one of the many lovely things to come out of Brazil, has updated its … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q1 Profits Slump on Unanticipated Expense Increases

Gap logo

San Francisco—Citing production costs 20% higher than a year ago, Gap Inc. reported Thursday that its first quarter profit slumped … [Read more...]

Q1 Reports: Stein Mart, Aeropostale, Wet Seal, Zumiez, New York & Co.

Stein Mart storefront

Stein Mart books 11.2% rise in Q1 earnings Jacksonville, FL--Stein Mart Inc. reported Thursday a “solid” first quarter after … [Read more...]

Kangol Launches Headphones Hat

Kangol hat with headphones

Cleator, UK--Not that wearing your overized DJ headphone isn’t still cool, because last time we checked it still was, but here’s … [Read more...]