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Streep as “The Iron Lady” Embodies Power Accessorizing

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

London--Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to lead a political party in Britain, never won any chic fashion awards, but as we … [Read more...]

Accessories Announces its 2012 Merchants Hall of Fame Inductees

2012 Merchants Hall of Fame

New York—Accessories Magazine is proud to announce the 2nd round of inductees into its annual Merchants Hall of Fame.The … [Read more...]

“Real Housewife” Jill Zarin to Bow Her Own Jewelry Line

Jill Zarin

New York—She may have been fired last fall from her hit reality TV series, “The Real Housewives of New York,” but Jill Zarin isn’t … [Read more...]

MJSA Elects New Board Directors, Re-Elects Officers

MJSA logo

Attleboro Falls, MA—MJSA (Manufacturers, Jewelers, Suppliers, Artisans), the trade association dedicated to professional … [Read more...]

Sears Appoints New Merchandise Chief for its Sears, Kmart Stores

Sears Holdings

Hoffman Estates,IL—Sears Holdings announced today that Ron Boire will become executive vice president, chief merchandising officer … [Read more...]

New Chiefs at Pandora, Ralph Lauren, Christopher & Banks

Executive Moves

Pandora Names New President/CEO Copenhagen—Pandora, the Danish jewelry company behind the collectible bead phenomenon, has … [Read more...]

Famous Cousins Team Up for Jewelry Line

Shannon Elizabeth (left) and Tamsen Fadal, co-founders of Spiritual Awakening Jewelery

New York and Los Angeles—Being immersed in the hectic worlds of media and film can cause anyone to do a bit of soul searching. But … [Read more...]

Another Fashion Icon’s Closet for Sale: Lyn Revson

Lyn Revson in the 1970s

New York—While Christie’s auction of Elizabeth Taylor's collection is garnering headlines this week, fashionistas in the know are … [Read more...]

Ascena Appoints Brand Presidents for Dressbarn, Maurices


Suffern, NY—The board of directors at Ascena Retail Group restructured management at its dressbarn and maurices stores this … [Read more...]

Sycamore Partners Makes $212 Million Bid for Talbots

Talbots Outlook

Hingham, MA—Just days after reporting a dismal third quarter where the store swung into a wider loss that spurred $50 million in … [Read more...]

Besides Jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor Loved Bags, Bags, Bags

A stack of Elizabeth Taylor's Louis Vuitton luggage--each bearing a purple tag reading "Mine!"

New York—Elizabeth Taylor collected more than magnificent jewelry and husbands. She was also quite a collector of … [Read more...]

Aeropostale Q3 Profit Plummets as Teen Retail Turns More Promotional


New York—An increased level of markdowns, lower comparable store sales and pressured margins took a toll on Aeropostale, which … [Read more...]