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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...]

Shake Up at J. Crew: Designer Ousted, 175 Jobs Cut

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New York—Faced with less-than-superlative sales results and merchandise misfires, J. Crew today announced it would be eliminating … [Read more...]

Lands’ End Announces Major Additions to New Executive Team

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Dodgeville, WI--Lands' End  announced Monday it will be adding two highly regarded retail veterans to its executive team led by … [Read more...]

Sunni Spencer Enters Into Consulting Agreement With BJI Fashion Group

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Norwalk, CT--Sunni Spencer has entered into a consulting agreement with the BJI Fashion Group effective immediately. The focus of … [Read more...]

Lane Bryant Taps Christian Siriano for Exclusive Collection

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New York-- Lane Bryant announced Wednesday that renowned designer Christian Siriano will be creating a limited-edition line … [Read more...]

Guest Editorial: What Do Millennials Want?

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

10 Minutes With…FJATA Executive Director Brent Cleaveland

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Brent Cleaveland, executive director of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association, took time from his busy day to … [Read more...]

JCPenney Hires Mary Beth West as New CMO

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Mary Beth West, who served on JCPenney’s board of directors since 2005, will resign from that position to become the retailer’s … [Read more...]

Accessories Magazine’s ICE Awards Announces Winners

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You can say these students definitely ICED their tests!!Accessories magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2nd … [Read more...]