Accessories Magazine http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com The voice of the women's accessories industry Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:21:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Item of the Day: Chamilia for Autism Awarenesshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117702/item-of-the-day-chamilia-for-autism-awareness http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117702/item-of-the-day-chamilia-for-autism-awareness#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:21:16 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117702 Item of the Day: Chamilia for Autism Awareness

April will bring spring showers and it also marks Autism Awareness Month. Chamilia, a Swarovski Group brand, will donate 5% of proceeds from its “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm to the Autism Research Institute, the primary organization supporting efforts to understand and treat this condition (established in 1967 by Dr. Bernard Rimland). The brand became interested […]

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Rumor: Amazon in Talks to Acquire Richemont’s Net-a-Porter?http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117672/rumor-amazon-in-talks-to-acquire-richemonts-net-a-porter http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117672/rumor-amazon-in-talks-to-acquire-richemonts-net-a-porter#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:11:02 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117672 Rumor: Amazon in Talks to Acquire Richemont’s Net-a-Porter?

Seattle—Could Internet behemoth Amazon be ready to gobble up Net-a-Porter, the luxury website owned by Swiss firm Compagnie Financière Richemont? According to what a source close to the talks told Forbes is that Amazon hopes to assure its share in the luxury online marketplace by purchasing Net-a-Porter. If Amazon were to acquire Net-a-Porter for an […]

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Luxury Market Faces a Drought as Affluents Choose Conscious Consumptionhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117692/luxury-market-faces-a-drought-as-affluents-choose-conscious-consumption http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117692/luxury-market-faces-a-drought-as-affluents-choose-conscious-consumption#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:10:09 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117692 Luxury Market Faces a Drought as Affluents Choose Conscious Consumption

Stevens, PA—The U.S. economy may be in a post-Great Recession period but many of the consumer values developed during the time have become an established way of life for affluent consumers, creating headwinds for luxury brands hoping that the market will return to its pre-recession norm, according to a report from Unity Marketing entitled Marketing […]

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Belk Q4 Profit Rises on Strong Holiday Saleshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117668/belk-q4-profit-rises-on-strong-holiday-sales http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117668/belk-q4-profit-rises-on-strong-holiday-sales#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:31:45 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117668 belk logo

Charlotte, NC—Belk Inc. posted an 8.4% rise in its fourth quarter profit aided by a big increase in its holiday sales. For the three months ended Jan. 31, Belk reported net income of $104.4 million, thanks in part to a 5.2% increase in holiday sales. But for its fiscal 2014 year, net income was down […]

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Lulelemon Q4 Profit Up as Sales Surge, but Outlook Disappointshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117680/lulelemon-q4-profit-up-as-sales-surge-but-outlook-disappoints http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117680/lulelemon-q4-profit-up-as-sales-surge-but-outlook-disappoints#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:28:56 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117680 Lulelemon Q4 Profit Up as Sales Surge, but Outlook Disappoints

Vancouver–Lululemon Athletica Inc. said its fourth quarter income rose as sales surged 16% from a  year ago, reflecting what the yogawear retailer described as momentum in traffic and consumer response. For the three months ended Feb. 1, Lululemon posted a 1% increase in net income to $110.85 million, or 78 cents a share, compared with 75 […]

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Icebug Partners with GORE on Fall Footwear Collectionhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117662/icebug-partners-with-gore-on-fall-footwear-collection http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117662/icebug-partners-with-gore-on-fall-footwear-collection#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:28:01 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117662 Icebug Partners with GORE on Fall Footwear Collection

Bellingham, WA– Icebug USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Icebug AB headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and one of the fastest growing global footwear companies in the traction footwear category, announced Thursday its new relationship with W. L. Gore & Associates on GORE-TEX performance footwear for fall 2015.  Select styles from Icebug’s fall range will feature the […]

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Item of the Day: Wool and the Ganghttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117618/item-of-the-day-wool-and-the-gang http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117618/item-of-the-day-wool-and-the-gang#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:14:05 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117618 Item of the Day: Wool and the Gang

An increasing number of professional women, housewives and students are becoming “gangstas.” By that we fortunately don’t mean they’re going to ruin as an inner-city underclass. Rather they are getting together in groups to chat and knit. It’s all part of Wool and the Gang, a fashion site for inspired knitters, new “Knit Parties” for […]

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SEC Begins Formal Investigation into Ex-CEO Dov Charneyhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117615/sec-begins-formal-investigation-into-ex-ceo-dov-charney http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117615/sec-begins-formal-investigation-into-ex-ceo-dov-charney#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:47:47 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117615 SEC Begins Formal Investigation into Ex-CEO Dov Charney

Los Angeles–The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a formal investigation into the conduct of Dov Charney, founder and ousted CEO of American Apparel. The Made in USA retailer revealed this week that the SEC is investigating  “matters arising from the Suitability Committee’s review relating to Mr. Charney,” adding that they intend to cooperate […]

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The Mall of San Juan Opens in Puerto Ricohttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117607/the-mall-of-san-juan-opens-in-puerto-rico http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117607/the-mall-of-san-juan-opens-in-puerto-rico#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:26:02 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117607 The Mall of San Juan Opens in Puerto Rico

San Juan, PR—Mall developer Taubman opened the Mall of San Juan, the first luxury shopping center in Puerto Rico. The 650,000-square-foot mall is anchored by the only Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the Caribbean. Taubman says that more than half the mall’s retailers are unique to the market. The two-level enclosed mall will […]

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PVH Swings into Q4 Profit, But Gives Lackluster Forecasthttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117593/pvh-swings-into-q4-profit-but-gives-lackluster-forecast http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117593/pvh-swings-into-q4-profit-but-gives-lackluster-forecast#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:59:19 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117593 PVH Swings into Q4 Profit, But Gives Lackluster Forecast

New York—PVH Corp said Wednesday that it swung into a fourth quarter profit helped by increases at its Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands in North America. While earnings beat estimates, PVH’s sales missed expectations. For the three month ended Jan. 31, PVH posted net earnings of $51.5 million, or 62 cents a share, compared […]

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Kipling Launches Make Happy Campaignhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117598/kipling-launches-make-happy-campaign http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117598/kipling-launches-make-happy-campaign#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:55:50 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117598 Kipling Launches Make Happy Campaign

New York—“Come on get happy”..or if Kipling North America has its way, the lyrics to the famous Judy Garland song might be “come on Make Happy.” That’s because the division of VF Sportwear, is launching its playful, feel-good message of Kipling and reminding folks that happy moments can happen anytime, anywhere. “At Kipling we believe […]

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Nasty Gal Opens Flagship Retail Store In Santa Monicahttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117587/nasty-gal-opens-flagship-retail-store-in-santa-monica http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/117587/nasty-gal-opens-flagship-retail-store-in-santa-monica#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:55:03 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=117587 Nasty Gal Opens Flagship Retail Store In Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA—You just can keep those Nasty Gals down. Still riding high on the success of its first brick-and-mortar store on Melrose, Nasty Gal is opening the doors to a second location on Friday, March 27, here at 1254 Third Street Promenade. “We are proud to introduce an entirely new format for Nasty Gal retail. […]

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