Updates on industry movers and shakers

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


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...]

Ones to Watch: Zenzii

Shawn and Jenny

Shawn & Jenny Li found their state of Zen—hence the name Zenzii—by turning their love of business and fashion into a lifelong … [Read more...]

Accessories Council Inducts Luxottica Luxury Retail’s Ed Jankowski into Hall of Fame

Ed Jankowski

Ed Jankowski, who leads Luxottica’s North American Luxury Retail division, received the Accessories Council's Hall of Fame Award … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Stores Names William Tracy as COO

Bon-Ton store

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

Challenger II in champagne metallic, retail $60

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