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NPD’s Cohen Gives Holiday Retail Expectations

Marshal Cohen, NPD Group: "Open-sell or caseline retail environments have to give way to means for consumers to touch, feel and try on merchandise."

By Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst It’s shaping up to be a healthy but heavily promotional holiday, which means that … [Read more...]

Accessories Grows Its Merchants Hall of Fame

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New York--Accessories Magazine continues its tradition of honoring the best of the best merchants in the industry with its 2015 … [Read more...]

Baz Luhrmann Creates Barneys Holiday Windows

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin with Barneys CEO Mark Lee (center)

New York-- Barneys New York enlisted filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his wife, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, to … [Read more...]

2014 Top 100 Accessories Brands & Players: AKA Mystique Accessories LLC

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As part of a series, Accessories will highlight companies featured in our Accessories Top 100 Brands & Players section. Each … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Crystal Pave

CRYSTAL PAVE

Crystal pave is the perfect example of how the whole is greater than the sum of all parts. Jewelry made from crystal pave sparkles … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Chain Handbags

Chain Handbags

Chain handbags are the most versatile handbags this season. They can go on the shoulder, across the body, or, for the newest … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Freida Rothman

Freida Rothman

Some consumers are switching from heavy, chunky costume statement necklaces to delicate look-of-real jewelry. But we say things … [Read more...]

Walmart Q3 Profits Rise, but Cautious on Holiday

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Bentonville, AR—For the first time in seven quarters, Walmart reported today an increase in comparable store sales helped by lower … [Read more...]

Nordstrom Reports 9% Q3 Sales Boost, But Lowers Guidance

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Seattle--Nordstrom Inc.’s third-quarter earnings of $142 million were up slightly from last year’s $137 million. Net sales were up … [Read more...]

Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows: “Enchanted Mansion”

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New York--Happy Holidays and Happy 100th Birthday (!!) to Lord & Taylor's iconic Fifth Avenue building! Last night, Lord & … [Read more...]

Good Reads: Fashion Print Design from Idea to Final Print

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Atglen, PA--With print and pattern such a powerful force in fashion and accessories now, Fashion Print Design from Idea to Final … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top Online Articles to Recall

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New York—There some ominous clouds beginning to cover what had looked like a bright holiday season. In the first busy week of … [Read more...]