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The latest updates from the accessories world

Brentwood Associates Buys Boston Proper from Chico’s


Los Angeles--Brentwood Associates, a private equity investment firm, announced today that it has acquired Boston Proper … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak Launches New, “Groundbreaking Analytics Platform”


Chicago and New York--ShopperTrak, provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics,  introduced its new … [Read more...]

Weather, Deflation Cause Holiday Retail Sales to Miss


Washington—While the National Retail Federation today announced that holiday sales had “solid growth” the 3% increase ($626.1 … [Read more...]

Walmart to Close Nearly 300 Stores; 16,000 Jobs Up in the Air

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Bentonville, AR—Walmart today revealed it plans to close 269 stores internationally (154 in the USA) and end its smallest store … [Read more...]

Download Now: Fall/Winter 2016/17 Jewelry, Handbag Trend Reports


Click here to download the Jewelry Fall/Winter 2016/17 Report2016 is barely out of the gate, but wise accessories companies … [Read more...]

100-Member Coalition Takes on Tackling Port Congestion

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Washington–Following up on last fall’s successful campaign to include ports performance statistics program in the federal … [Read more...]

Sears Holdings to Shutter Even More Kmart, Sears Doors

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Hoffman Estates, IL—Lately, store closings have been a signal that business is off at some channels of retail. New closings … [Read more...]

ATS: Through Our Accessories Lens


New York--Were you at the recent AccessoriesTheShow (ATS) at the Javits? If so, you saw aisles and aisles of amazing accessories … [Read more...]

Despite Impact of Hong Kong, Burberry Q3 Sales Edge Up

May Bell and Sol Goss in silk and suede for the new Burberry 2016 campaign, shot by Mario Testino

London—Burberry Group reported today that its third quarter sales edged up 1% with flat comp sales as the British luxurygoods … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Reports 1.5% Decline in Holiday Sales


York, PA—Another retailer warns about the warm weather impact on its holiday sales. Today Bon-Ton Stores Inc. reported its … [Read more...]

Marchon Inks License with Columbia Sportswear


Melville, NY– Marchon Eyewear, Inc., has announced an exclusive global licensing agreement with Columbia Sportswear, a leader in … [Read more...]

Store Closing to Results in More “Dead Malls”


New York—The Old West isn’t the only site of “ghost towns.” According to one analysts, at least a dozen major malls are endanger … [Read more...]