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Nominate Your Picks for Accessories 2016 Merchants Hall of Fame

Nancy Pastor of Macy's accepts her induction to the Merchants Hall of Fame at FABB in May.

It's up to YOU who will be inducted into our 2016 Merchants Hall of Fame! Submit your nominations to … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Stores Names William Tracy as COO

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. has appointed retail veteran William Tracy to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective July 27, … [Read more...]

Kipling Features Gina Rodriguez in Back-to-College Video

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New York—Kipling recently launched its video for the Back to Campus season featuring “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez.The … [Read more...]

Tune into Ellen DeGeneres’ New Lifestyle Collection, ED

Ellen Degeneres looks at some of the pieces from her new lifestyle collection, ED by Ellen Degeneres, which launches today (PRNewsFoto/ED by Ellen DeGeneres)

New York-- -- Ellen DeGeneres may be known for her daily TV talk show, but today everyone’s talking about her new lifestyle … [Read more...]

Target CMO Kathee Tesija Removed to an “Advisory Role”

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Minneapolis—In the continuing drama lead by Target CEO Brian Cornell as he leads a transformation of the mass merchant, Chief … [Read more...]

Country Singer Jennifer Nettles to Peddle Western Jewelry Collection on QVC

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West Chester, PA--Country superstar Jennifer Nettles is teaming up with American West Jewelry to debut a collection on QVC Sunday, … [Read more...]

“Mad Men” Costumer Janie Bryant Named Brand Ambassador for Hartmann

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Lebanon, TN—Her characters in the now legendary TV series “Mad Men” were known to fly around (and carry on) during the show’s … [Read more...]

Cherie Christmas, Jessica London Collaborate on Plus-Size Apparel, Accessories

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New York—Cherie Christmas, the handbag and accessories designer and founder of MAXX New York, is returning with a new … [Read more...]

TUMI Taps Michael Petry as New Creative Director

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New York--TUMI Holdings, Inc. announced today the appointment of New York designer Michael Petry as its new Creative Director as … [Read more...]

Surf’s Up: Watanabe Collaborates with Reef on Capsule Collection

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Los Angeles—Japanese designer Masafumi Watanabe is going for a swim. In collaboration with surf-inspired brand Reef, the designer … [Read more...]

Streamlining: Gap to Close 175 of its Namesake Stores

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San Francisco—Another retailer to make drastic changes to prevent a further slide in business: this time Gap Inc. said today to … [Read more...]

Legendary Jewelry Industry Executive Frank Fialkoff, 70, Dies

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:  Designer Frank Fialkoff attends Accessories Council 15th Annual ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 7, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for Accessories Council) *** Local Caption *** Frank Fialkoff

New York—Frank Fialkoff, chief executive at Haskell Jewels LLC, one of the fashion jewelry industry’s leading players, died June … [Read more...]