Updates on industry movers and shakers

AGTA Spectrum Awards Celebrity Spokespersons Announced

Sanaa Lathan serves as spokesperson for 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards Collection.

Dallas—The annual AGTA Spectrum Awards, the highest honor in gemstone jewelry, will be revealed next week. But two sparkling … [Read more...]

Paris Shocker: Raf Simons to Leave Post at Dior


Paris—The sudden announcement that Raf Simons, creative director at Dior, one of LVMH’s biggest brands, is leaving took many by … [Read more...]

Betsey Johnson Sample Sale: A Look into a Designer’s Archives


New York--If you missed Betsey Johnson’s Hampton Yard Sale this summer you’re in luck, she’s bringing her blowout sale to the … [Read more...]

Rebel Wilson To Host Fashion Collection Launch Party for Torrid

Rebel Wilson For TORRID Logo (PRNewsFoto/TORRID)

Los Angeles--Actress, writer and comedian, Rebel Wilson, will host a launch party for her fashion collaboration with Torrid, the … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion: How to Entice Holiday Shoppers This Year


Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent … [Read more...]

Former Macy’s DMM Joins Haskell Jewels as EVP

Garth Leas accepts his plaque honoring his induction into Accessories Magazine's Hall of Fame

Garth Leas has joined Haskell Jewels as Executive Vice President of Merchandising Licensed Brands, Jewelry and Timepieces. Prior … [Read more...]

Walmart U.S. Appoints Steve Bratspies to Chief Merchandising Officer

Steve Bratspies

Bentonville, AR—In the latest move by a major retailer to shift its merchandise mix, Walmart U.S. announced the appointment of … [Read more...]

Krill of Ann Inc, Meyrowitz of TJX Move on to New Roles, New CEOs Appointed

Executive Moves

Mahway, NJ and Framingham, MA—Two of retail’s most powerful women executives will be transitioning from their current CEO posts … [Read more...]

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...]