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Gift Card Spending Reaches All-Time High

Gift card

Washington–Whether it’s convenience or providing a holiday gift recipient with the means to choose their own present, gift cards … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Grew in October Despite Government Shutdown

container ship and loading crane in port

Washington–Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports grew 6.5% in October over the same month last year despite … [Read more...]

Up Close: Costumes of “Downton Abbey” Featured in Exhibition

"Downton Abbey" Season 2

Winterthur, DE—If you are impatiently waiting for Jan. 5, 2014, the debut of Season 4 of “Downton Abbey,” have we got an … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Yastik Izi

Heart in Your Hand Gloves

Item of the Day: Yastik Izi Some folks wear their hearts on their sleeves. Others hold their hearts in the palm of their hands, … [Read more...]

NRF: Apparel, Accessories Top Holiday Shopping Lists

Jewelry image from Charming Charlie's holiday campaign

Washington–There may have been blaring headlines about the government budgets, potential defaults and gridlock, but consumers … [Read more...]

Retail Rap: Talking with Shopbop’s DMM Stephanie Nelson

Shopbop, Stephanie Nelson

As part of a continuing series, Accessories talks with key accessories merchants. Here, Stephanie Nelson, DMM Accessories at … [Read more...]

Caché Q3 Loss Widens, But Sales Increase

Sparkles and Silver: jewelry and apparel for holiday at Caché

New York—Caché Inc. reported today that it swung into a wider third quarter loss as increased operating expenses and an income tax … [Read more...]

Top Executives Named at Vera Bradley, Sorrelli, Dressbarn

Executive Moves

Vera Bradley Hires Former OFF Fifth President as CEO Fort Wayne, IN—Robert Wallstrom, a former executive with Saks Inc., has been … [Read more...]

2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Public School

Public School

New York—It’s an award that any emerging designer might covet, and even more exciting when you receive it in front of an A-list … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Bullets 4 Peace

Bullets 4 Peace

Item of the Day: Bullets 4 Peace Today, Veterans Day, we salute the men and women of our armed forces past and present, many of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving, a Lesson in Black Friday Creep


Minneapolis—Thanksgiving is getting greyer by the day. Now referred to as “Grey Thursday” ahead of Black Friday, Thanksgiving will … [Read more...]

Americans Cautious (or Not) about Holiday Spending This Year?

Holiday Shopping

St. Louis–What consumers think about their holiday spending and what retail analysts predict don’t always jive.Case in point: … [Read more...]