Industry News

The latest updates from the accessories world

H&M Q2 Profit Misses Expectations


Stockholm—Faced with higher cotton prices, rising labor costs in Asia  and a strong Swedish crown, H&M, the “world’s No. 2 … [Read more...]

Shopkick App Expands to Small, Medium-Sized Retailers


Palo Alto, CA—Shopkick, a mobile shopping app that gives consumer rewards for shopping member retailers, is looking to expand … [Read more...]

Lane Bryant Named “Plus Retailer of the Year”

Lane Bryant Fall 2011

New York—For the second year in a row, Lane Bryant, a leading plus-size women's specialty apparel retailer, was named “Plus … [Read more...]

Swarovski Announces Joint Collection With Chamilia


Minneapolis--Swarovski is adding-a-business as fast as you can say add-a-bead.The fifth generation, Austrian-based Swarovksi … [Read more...]

Marchon Signs Valentino License

Valentino Logo

Melville, NY--Valentino, a fashion house known for being timeless, elegant and iconic, has a new eyewear license. Valentino … [Read more...]

Magid Launches Jessic McClintock Hats, Hair Accessories

Jessica McClintock

New York—“Romance is everything and it’s a classic—it never goes out of style.”So says designer Jessica McClintock and she … [Read more...]

2011 Independent Handbag Designer Award Winners

Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design: Losna bags by Fabroila Pedrazzini

New York—Creativity is alive and well in handbag design as this year’s crop of recipients in the Fifth Annual Independent Handbag … [Read more...]

Equity Firm Bids on BJ’s Wholesale Takeover

BJ's Wholesale Club

Natik, MA—Consumers shop BJ’s Wholesale Club for off price bargains, now a couple of equity firms hope to buy the wholesale club … [Read more...]

Macy’s Inc. Inks $1.5 Billion Bank Credit

Macy's Inc.

Cincinnati--Macy’s Inc. said today it has entered into a $1.5 billion bank credit agreement with J.P. Morgan, Bank of America … [Read more...]

Heidi Klum Debuts QVC Jewelry Line

A dramatic statement necklace by WILDLIFE by Heidi Klum

 West Chester, PA--Supermodel turned supermogul Heidi Klum is unleashing her inhibitions this fall as she unveils … [Read more...]

Ferragamo to Launch IPO in Italy

Ferragamo Summer 2011

Milan--Salvatore Ferragam has filed for a stock market listing where it hopes to raise nearly 500 million euros (about $709 … [Read more...]

“Project Accessory” Casting Starts Saturday

Project Accessory

New York--Want to be on "Project Runway"’s spin-off "Project Accessory"?Now’s your chance.The show begins its open casting … [Read more...]