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The latest updates from the accessories world

Ann Inc. Heads South of the Border

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New York—Ann Inc. today announced the opening of its first LOFT store in Mexico. The store is located in the Antea Lifestyle … [Read more...]

Global Luxury Business to Hit $405 Billion in 5 Years

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London--Euromonitor International, a market research firm, predicts that the worldwide luxury business will grow 19 percent to … [Read more...]

Levi Strauss Profits Down on Restructuring Costs

Made from Italian natural leather, Levi's Made & Crafted's 'Nude' leather collection is made to age gracefully through wear. The collection consist of jackets for Men and Women, a Weekender and a Tote Bag.

Levi Strauss & Co. reported a small boost in sales but profits fell 11% in the third quarter. The jeans giant says that higher … [Read more...]

UPS Discourages Last-Minute Shipping Promises

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New York--UPS is reportedly telling online retailers to stop making unrealistic promises about the speed of shipping in the days … [Read more...]

Boot Barn Files for a $86 Million IPO

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Irvine, CA--Boot Barn Holdings, a western apparel and footwear retailer with 155 stores, filed today with the SEC to raise up to … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Museum to Salute Chinese Art, Fashion at Costume Institute

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New York–Greater China and Asia are hot! It’s not just a matter of economics either. The Spring runways featured an array of … [Read more...]

Belk, Ralph Lauren Join Forces in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Belk Mobile Mammography Center (BMMC) features the new Ralph Lauren sneaker, which was created as part of the recently announced partnership. The BMMC provides screening mammograms to women across the Southeast with clinical services provided by Charlotte Radiology

Charlotte, NC—Belk and Ralph Lauren Corp. have unveiled a partnership focused on increasing breast cancer awareness. As a key … [Read more...]

Swarovski Crystals Showcased at Hollywood Costume Exhibit

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Los Angeles—In one of the early scenes in the Land of Oz, heroine Dorothy Gale finds the Wicked Witch of the East’s glittering … [Read more...]

Swedish Watch Brand Daniel Wellington Expands into Bloomingdale’s

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New York—Switzerland is the country most associated with watches these days, but another European country is the home of a leading … [Read more...]

Week in Review: What You Missed

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New York—Finally something spooky for retailers that won’t frighten even most cynical of Wall Street analysts: potential Halloween … [Read more...]

NRF: Record Number of Americans to Buy Halloween Costumes

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Washington–More costumes than ever will be flying off the shelves as Americans gear up to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the … [Read more...]

Sears to Sell Off All But 12% of Sears Canada Stake

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Toronto and Hoffman Estates, IL—Hopefully in time to shore up its business prior to the holiday selling season, Sears Holdings … [Read more...]