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The latest updates from the accessories world

BaselWorld 2011 Marks End to Luxury Slump

Baselworld 2011

Basel, Switzerland—Despite a theft of several millions worth of gems in its final days, BaselWorld 2011 finished Thursday on a … [Read more...]

Fashion Industry Holds Sample Sale to Aid Japan

I Sun NY logo

New York--We don’t usually plug sample sales but this one’s a must.Fashion Girls For Japan is a two-day sample sale featuring … [Read more...]

Payless Scores Another Designer Name: Silvia Tcherassi

Designer Silvia Tcherassi

Topeka, KA and Miami—Colombian fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi is the latest designer to collaborate with Payless ShoeSource on … [Read more...]

H&M Q1 Profit Misses Forecast as Costs Rise


Stockholm--H&M  posted a slimmer first quarter profit, hit by external factors including currency movements and cost … [Read more...]

Koh’s Adds New Distribution Center as Online Sales Grow


Menomonee Falls, WI--Kohl’s is setting up a new e-commerce distribution center, creating 1,200 jobs, as the department store ramps … [Read more...]

Platinum Guild Honors Basel Jewelry Designers

Robert Coin's sea turtle brooch with baroque South Sea pearl and diamonds. Right and below: Picchiotti's more than 3-carat heart shaped diamond ring and Tournaire's platinum and diamond men's ring

Basel, Switzerland--Platinum Guild International (PGI) announced the latest winners of its 2011 Platinum Design Awards at a … [Read more...]

60s Fashions Will Still Reign on TV

Catch Me if You Can

Los Angeles--The 60s-era show “Mad Men” has influenced us in so many ways, from how we dress and accessorize, to how we take our … [Read more...]

New Face for Jacob the Jeweler: Milla Jovovich

Jacob the Jeweler

Basel, Switzerland—At a trade exhibition where the usual superstars consist of top soccer players or Formula 1 drivers, actress … [Read more...]

Phillips-Van Heusen Doubles Q4 Earnings

Phillips-Van Heusen

New York--Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation boosted its fourth quarter earnings on strong sales from the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin … [Read more...]

‘Leather Naturally’ Campaign Gains Momentum

Leather Naturally

Hong Kong--A campaign to educate designers and consumers about the benefits of leather is gaining momentum after a steering group … [Read more...]

Prada’s 2010 Profits Leap 85%


Milan--On the eve of its expected stock market listing, Prada reported Monday that its 2010 operating profit leaped 85% in … [Read more...]

London Protests Hit Retailers

A protestor trying to kick in a jewelry store window

London—While most of the massive London protests over the weekend against UK budget cuts were peaceful, angry mobs did wreak havoc … [Read more...]