Accessories Magazine http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com The voice of the women's accessories industry Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:20:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 President Obama Signs Two Key Industry-Supported Trade Measures into Lawhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121435/president-obama-signs-two-key-industry-supported-trade-measures-into-law http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121435/president-obama-signs-two-key-industry-supported-trade-measures-into-law#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:19:55 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121435 Washington–President Barack Obama today signed two important trade measures into law – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 and Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). Both bills, passed by Congress last week, are key pieces of the trade agenda supported by retailers and trade associations such as American Apparel & […]

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Kangol Teams Up With 10 Underground Record Labels To Launch Radio Kangolhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121428/kangol-teams-up-with-10-underground-record-labels-to-launch-radio-kangol http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121428/kangol-teams-up-with-10-underground-record-labels-to-launch-radio-kangol#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:19:08 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121428 New York–Iconic headwear brand Kangol, born in London and raised in New York, is launching a radio streaming station-featuring music exclusively curated by ten global underground record labels including Golf Channel, Rockers International, Stones Throw, Foundation, Burger, PPU Records, Soundway, Workshop, Plant Records and Minimal Wave. Available at www.radiokangol.com.  Radio Kangol is a love letter […]

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Expert Commentary: Is Software The New Rock ‘N Roll?http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121422/expert-commentary-is-software-the-new-rock-n-roll http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121422/expert-commentary-is-software-the-new-rock-n-roll#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:17:57 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121422 As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm that raises money and handles mergers and acquisitions for companies in accessories, apparel, retail and other consumer products businesses. For a partial list of Triangle Capital LLC transactions by industry, click here. Seeing the show Jersey […]

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Trend Finder: Exotic Skinshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121239/trend-finder-exotic-skins http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121239/trend-finder-exotic-skins#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:58 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121239 Snakeskin, crocodile and ostric! Exotic skins are emerging as key materials for Pre-Fall Accessories.  With the ultimate luxurious appeal; neutrals, cognac as well as metallic exotic skins are perfectly suited for handbags and jewelry.  Look to new silhouettes such as backpacks and statement necklaces using this textural and lavish skin. Where to Find Exotic Skins […]

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Trend Finder: Monogramshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121237/trend-finder-monograms http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121237/trend-finder-monograms#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121237 Monogram detailing is making a strong statement for Pre-Fall accessories! Putting a custom and personal touch on handbags and jewelry is chic and unique.  Look to initials, words or even numbers to represent something important and make a lasting statement. Where to Find Monograms (Sponsored):   Danecraft Layered CZ Initial Pendant Style #5B1-27476 SRP: $19.99 […]

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Item of the Day: Shashi Cool Feet Sockshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121410/item-of-the-day-shashi-cool-feet-socks http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121410/item-of-the-day-shashi-cool-feet-socks#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 22:05:46 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121410 Accessories for the feet have been on our minds a lot lately. What with news that sandal sales are way up and comfort footwear is a major factor. Then there are anklets and so-called barefoot sandals in mind. Also in mind? Shashi Cool Feet Socks. Developed by the owner of a fitness studio, the socks […]

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Nike Scores a Big One: Q4 Profit Up 24%, Sales Up 13%http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121399/nike-scores-a-big-one-q4-profit-up-24-sales-up-13 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121399/nike-scores-a-big-one-q4-profit-up-24-sales-up-13#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:31:02 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121399 Beaverton, OR—Even after 51 years in business, Nike is still just doing it. In its fourth quarter earnings report Thursday, the athletic giant surged past analysts’ estimates for profit, sales and orders last quarter, sending the stock into record territory and lifting the entire stock portfolio. For the three months ended May 31, total sales […]

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BaubleBar to Open First Store at Roosevelt Fieldhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121405/baublebar-to-open-first-store-at-roosevelt-field http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121405/baublebar-to-open-first-store-at-roosevelt-field#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:29:27 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121405 New York—Don’t let the continued rise in online sales dampen the need for bricks-and-mortar. Just ask BaubleBar, a jewelry etailer, who plans to open its first store at the Roosevelt Mall on Long Island. Given that fashion jewelry is such an impulsive sale, BaubleBar founders believe the brand hopes to move into the malls where […]

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Fourth of July Spending: A Harbinger of Sales to come?http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121384/fourth-of-july-spending-a-harbinger-of-sales-to-come http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121384/fourth-of-july-spending-a-harbinger-of-sales-to-come#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:16:48 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121384 Washington—Americans are ready to put on their red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family—and plenty of food. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 156 million consumers—nearly two thirds of those celebrating (64.4%), are planning to take part in […]

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Back-to-School Shopping, the Latest Example of Holiday Creep: eMarketerhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121391/back-to-school-shopping-the-latest-example-of-holiday-creep-emarketer http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121391/back-to-school-shopping-the-latest-example-of-holiday-creep-emarketer#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:14:12 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121391 New York–Propelled by back-to-school buying, US retail sales will grow a relatively strong 4.6% during the core back-to-school shopping months of July and August 2015, according to a report in today’s eMarketer expects. At the same time, retail e-commerce sales will rise 14.4%, passing $56 billion to represent 16.5% of full-year retail ecommerce sales, according […]

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Item of the Day: Pugsterhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121368/item-of-the-day-pugster http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121368/item-of-the-day-pugster#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:49:56 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121368 The most important real estate on the body for jewelry has been the wrists where companies have sold millions of charm and stackable bracelets. But as today’s news from the NPD Group points out, sandals are uptrending for both men and woman, being bought all year long. While the anklet isn’t about to usurp the […]

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Target CMO Kathee Tesija Removed to an “Advisory Role”http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121374/target-cmo-kathee-tesija-removed-to-an-advisory-role http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/121374/target-cmo-kathee-tesija-removed-to-an-advisory-role#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:46:50 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=121374 Minneapolis—In the continuing drama lead by Target CEO Brian Cornell as he leads a transformation of the mass merchant, Chief Merchandinsing Officer/EVP Kathee Tesija was today moved out of her role and put into “an advisory role effective July 6. “During Kathee’s nearly 30-year career at Target, she has earned a reputation as an outstanding […]

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