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The latest updates from the accessories world

Italy Steamrolls Fakes in First Nat’l ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Day’

Vittorio Tabacchi, president of ANFAO (the Italian Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers) steamrolls counterfeit goods

Venice–-Italy is saying “No to knockoffs.”In a public demonstration to kick off the country’s First National … [Read more...]

Avon to Buy Silpada Designs for $650 Million

Avon to Buy Silpada Designs for $650 Million

New York--Avon Products Inc. agreed today to buy Silpada Designs, a direct seller of sterling silver jewelry, for $650 million, to … [Read more...]

Bulgari Premieres its Rossellini Bag

Bulgari Premieres its Rossellini Bag

London—Bulgari unveiled today its latest “it” handbag, named for actress/model Isabella Rossellini, who collaborated with the … [Read more...]

Billabong Plans to Buy and Expand RVCA Brand

Billabong Plans to Buy and Expand RVCA Brand

Burleigh Heads, Queensland--Australian surf and skate apparel firm Billabong International Limited plans to buy and expand RVCA, … [Read more...]

Mastercard Index Reports Modest June Sales

The SpendingPulse June report found luxurygoods sales fell 3.9% as stock market fluctuations caused affluent consumers to hold back on their spending

Purchase, NY—In its monthly report on consumer spending at retail, MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse reports that sales increased … [Read more...]

LF USA Buys Cipriani; Forms An Entertainment Branding Co.

Michael Kors merchandise by Cipriani Accessories

New York– LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based multinational Li & Fung Limited, a global consumer goods exporter with 80 … [Read more...]

Tandy Leather Factory Reports 11% June Increase

Do-it-yourself leathercraft kits are staple bestsellers at Tandy Leather Factory's both for hobbyists and manufacturers

Fort Worth—The success of belts and other leathergoods in general is evident at Tandy Leather Factory Inc. which this week … [Read more...]

Heat Wave Warmed Retail Sales?

Apparel sales may have wilted during this week's heat wave, but casual footwear and hats sales were on the rise.

New York—The record breaking heat wave that hit most of the Northeast United States this week had another effect besides pushing … [Read more...]

NRF Releases ‘Blueprint’ for Mobile Retailing

Mobile Commerce

Washington--Thanks to features like texting, GPS and web browsing, mobile phones have quickly become a necessity many consumers … [Read more...]

June Sales Mixed as Promotions Increase

June Sales

New York--While retailers are still reporting in on their June sales figures--most of which turned out to be a mixed bag--market … [Read more...]

GIA Commemorates Anniversary with New Scholarships

GIA Logo

Carlsbad, CA--The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, announced this week that it … [Read more...]

Cubavera Adds Sunglass License

Cubavera's Latin style

Miami—Cubavera, the brand that has transformed the idea, joy and “sabor” of Latin culture into apparel, is adding a sunglasses and … [Read more...]