Updates on industry movers and shakers

Nominate Your Best Merchants for Accessories Magazine’s 2016 Merchants Hall of Fame


New York--We're still looking for a few good names. It's up to you who will be inducted into our 2016 Merchants Hall of Fame. … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO; Names Stefan Larsson to Post


New York--Ralph Lauren Corp. today announced that Stefan Larsson, one of the most successful executives in the fashion industry, … [Read more...]

Actress Kerry Washington Unveils New Bag Design, Kicks Off Anti-Violence Campaign


New York---Allstate Foundation Purple Purse ambassador Kerry Washington unveiled her latest purse design to bring attention to … [Read more...]

$1 Million David Webb Jewelry Collection Goes up for Auction on Sept. 27

Suite of exquisite diamond and black enamel jewelry by renowned designer David Webb. (Photo: Business Wire)

Los Angeles—One of the most iconic American jewelry houses—so popular with celebrities that it often epitomizes Hollywood … [Read more...]

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour May Also Be a Fashion Trendsetter


New York—Say what you will haters, but we’re mad about Madge. And not wonder, besides being the reigning queen of pop music, … [Read more...]

A to Z: Chan Luu

Chan Luu

Chan Luu is a designer of jewelry, accessories and ready to wear. Originally from Vietnam, Luu moved to the United States in 1972 … [Read more...]

Timo Weiland for HUE Debuts Layered Legwear Looks

Mia Moretti, Timo Weiland

New York—It’s been a busy New York Fashion Week for designer Timo Weiland. The young designer was selected to create the new … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Announces Executive Promotions, New President


Long Island City, NY--Steve Madden, a leading designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories, today announced two key … [Read more...]

Carrie Underwood to Headline This Year’s Belk Bowl, Dec. 30

Carrie Underwood to perform at 2015 Belk Bowl FanFest on Dec. 31. (PRNewsFoto/Belk, Inc.)

Charlotte, NC—Belk has been the subject of many news articles lately (it sold to Sycamore Partners for $3 billion.) Now the … [Read more...]

Accessories Industry Mourns the Loss of a Great: Elaine Gold

Elaine Gold (AC Board member and past Hall of Fame winner), Robin Marino

New York—Elaine Gold, the veteran fashion accessories entrepreneur, innovator and supporter to new young talent, died Sunday after … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion: NPD’s Marshal Cohen on the Consumer

Marshal Cohen, NPD Group: "Open-sell or caseline retail environments have to give way to means for consumers to touch, feel and try on merchandise."

People vs. Consumers There’s an interesting dichotomy that exists between us as consumers and us as people in general. As … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion: Richard Kestenbaum on What Makes a Brand?

Richard Kestenbaum-Headshot

As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm … [Read more...]