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The latest updates from the accessories world

Shipping Report: U.S. Apparel, Footwear Imports Shifting Away from China

Shipping Report

Newark, NY--China's share of U.S. imports is declining in labor-intensive merchandise such as footwear and apparel, and sourcing … [Read more...]

The Kentucky Derby: A Race for Fashion Fame Too

Betsey Johnson in her Barbie hat, a creation for the Oaks race which raises funds for breast cancer

 Louisville, KY—The Kentucky Derby and its festivities, culminating in the Saturday afternoon race is getting more … [Read more...]

Footwear Q1: Steve Madden Profits Up, Timberland Tumbles

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 Steve Madden Books 16% Q1 Profit Hike Long Island City, NY--Steve Madden has got off to a strong start to the year after a surge … [Read more...]

Optimism Reigns at AccessoriesTheShow

ATS

New York—Despite a rainy opening day, retailers’ buying plans weren’t dampened at the opening of AccessoriesTheShow Fall/Winter … [Read more...]

Kenneth Cole Q1 Posts Net Loss on High Costs

Kenneth Cole

New York—Citing one-time costs related to store closings and downsizing, Kenneth Cole Productions reported Wednesday that it had a … [Read more...]

The NPD Group Offers Insights into Handbag Market

NPD Group

New York—“Basics maintain volume but innovation drives growth.”Such was the main message underscoring a lively presentation of … [Read more...]

April Retail Sales Increase Better than Expected

Mall shopping photo

New York—While gas and food prices may be on the rise, a late Easter boosted retail sales results for April.Of the 25 … [Read more...]

Belt Innovation Works for Shifting Silhouettes

The Belt Loopy

Austin, TX--Sometimes the style is to wear a belt on your hips (like a few seasons ago); sometimes the style is to wear it up at … [Read more...]

Amazon Launches its Own Flash Sale Site, MyHabit.com

My Habit.com

Seattle—Online giant Amazon just jumped into an increasingly crowded field of members-only “flash sale” websites. Called … [Read more...]

CORIEE.COM: Website Dedicated to Scarves

Coriee

Irvine, CA—To knot or not? That’s the question that Coriee.com hopes to help shoppers decide with helpful tips on how to wear … [Read more...]

FIT Unveils Top Student Designs on Runway –and Live Streaming

The Future of Fashion Show

New York—The designers of tomorrow will be on display Wednesday both on the runway as well as live streamed on the Internet. As … [Read more...]

Express Adds Facebook Shopping

Express

New York—Social commerce—using social media as a means to not only reach consumers but also sell them merchandise—got a boost … [Read more...]