Commerce Dept: March Retail Rises on Fuel, Food Costs

Commerce Dept: March Retail Rises on Fuel and Food Costs

Washington—Retail sales rose again in March, marking the tenth consecutive month of increases; however, most of the increase could … [Read more...]

Recycled Silver Jewelry Competition Announces Winners

2011 Harmony Jewelry Design Competition

New York—A jewelry competition to raise awareness of environmental causes that also funds a “green” cause is a great example of … [Read more...]

Querida Launches Handbags Featuring Global Roster of Guest Designers

QBASICO molded leather shopper designed by Laurence Raines

San Francisco—For those of us who cannot afford to jet set around the globe in search of the latest in leathergoods, Querida Inc., … [Read more...]

NPD: Specialty Stores Gain Market Share in Apparel


Port Washington—The return of women consumers who once again are shopping for newness has helped the specialty store retail … [Read more...]

Contemporary Leifsdottir Brand Bows Handbags

Leifsdottir's handbag launch

Philadelphia--Contemporary Scandinavian apparel brand Leifsdottir has been slowly inching into accessories—first with a footwear … [Read more...]

Online Fine Jewelry Auction Benefits Relief Efforts in Japan

Jewelers for Japan auction includes these H. Stern 18K diamond earrings, and below, Monica Rich Kossan's 18k locket and Mikimoto's 18k Akoya pearl and diamonds earrings

New York—There’s still time to put your bids in for “Jewelers for Japan,” an online auction of fine jewelry and watches that seeks … [Read more...]

De Young Museum Celebrates Designer Cristobal Balenciaga

Detail of Cristóbal Balenciaga's cocktail dress of fuchsia silk shantung and black lace with black silk satin ribbons, summer 1966. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Eleanor Christenson de Guigné Collection (Mrs. Christian de Guigné III),

San Francisco—You can feel the pulse of Spain beat in every garment in “Balenciaga and Spain.” A dress ruffle inspired by the … [Read more...]

Coach Mulls Listing in Hong Kong Stock Market?

Coach flagship store in Hong Kong

New York--Coach Inc. may be following in the footsteps of Prada Group, which soon plans to launch its initial public offering on … [Read more...]

NRF: Easter Sales Continue Climb to Pre-Recession Levels

Easter Basket

Washington–Although some retailers reported Thursday that their March sales dropped on account of a later Easter this year, … [Read more...]

Target Tops Harris Poll on Best Value Retail Brand

Target Logo

New York—For the second year in a row, Target came out on top with the strongest brand equity among retail brands. While the … [Read more...]

DVF’s Fave Mantras Featured in H. Stern Jewelry

Diane Von Furstenberg by H. Stern

New York—Inspirational messages that served as mantras for designer Diane Von Furstenberg are featured on her latest fine jewelry … [Read more...]

Singer Jason Mraz Collaborates on Gratitude Bracelet

Gratitude Bracelets by singer Jason Mraz

Torrance, CA—Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz wants everyone to show a little gratitude—via a special bracelet that raises money for … [Read more...]