Accessories Magazine http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com The voice of the women's accessories industry Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:08:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Winter Storms Stymied February Comp Saleshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116772/winter-storms-stymied-february-comp-sales http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116772/winter-storms-stymied-february-comp-sales#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:08:31 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116772 Winter Storms Stymied February Comp Sales

New  York—Blame it on the headwinds—some gale-force polar ones—that gave February comparable store sales a slight chill. Of the dozen or so retailers still reporting monthly sales, the indication is that they were dragged down by winter storms. According to Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, February comp sales rose 1.2% versus a year ago. […]

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Factory Workers Claim Harassment at American Apparelhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116758/factory-workers-claim-harassment-at-american-apparel http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116758/factory-workers-claim-harassment-at-american-apparel#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:08:06 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116758 Factory Workers Claim Harassment at American Apparel

Los Angeles—A skirmish between factory workers and the new executive regime at American Apparel has apparently erupted this week with workers charging harassment and physical intimidation at the retailer’s manufacturing facility here. With the support of Hermandad Mexicana, an immigrant’s rights advocacy non-profit, factory workers of American Apparel have united to establish a coalition of […]

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Consumers Ready to Let Go of Winter With St. Patrick’s Day Celebrationshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116766/consumers-ready-to-let-go-of-winter-with-st-patricks-day-celebrations http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116766/consumers-ready-to-let-go-of-winter-with-st-patricks-day-celebrations#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:07:10 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116766 Consumers Ready to Let Go of Winter With St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Washington—By this time in the winter season, just about everyone is anticipating the first day of Spring. Helping to grow that spirit is St. Patrick’s Day, which has evolved into an honorary holiday and time to celebrate. According to NRF’s St. Patrick’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, nearly 127 million Americans […]

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Nordstrom’s Cautious Canadian Movehttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116746/nordstroms-cautious-canadian-move http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116746/nordstroms-cautious-canadian-move#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:06:21 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116746 Nordstrom’s Cautious Canadian Move

Seattle–As Nordstrom prepares to open its second Canadian store—this one in Ottawa—President Blake Nordstrom tells the Globe and Mail that he’s erred on the side of overstocking the Calgary store at the expense of margins. “We probably, because of our sensitivity, were a little guilty internally of maybe even having too much inventory,” he said. […]

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Despite Greater Q4 Loss, Adidas Plans Push in North Americahttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116752/despite-greater-q4-loss-adidas-plans-push-in-north-america http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116752/despite-greater-q4-loss-adidas-plans-push-in-north-america#respond Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:05:53 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116752 Despite Greater Q4 Loss, Adidas Plans Push in North America

Herzogenaurach, Germany—Adidas AG today reported swung into a wider fourth quarter loss but expects to recoup business as its redoubles efforts to grow share in North America. The athletic footwear and athletic wear brand posted a loss of 127.1 million euros (about $154.5 million). Net fourth quarter revenue was up 6% to 3.61 billion euros […]

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Item of the Day: States of Stylehttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116705/item-of-the-day-states-of-style http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116705/item-of-the-day-states-of-style#respond Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:21:01 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116705 Item of the Day: States of Style

With apologies to Billy Joel—and with another winter storm headed our way—we’re NOT in a New York state of mind. We’d like to get away, take a holiday to someplace warm and sunny, such as Florida. You’d know that if you notice the crystal pendant we’re donning today. It’s part of the State of Styles Jewelry […]

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Coach to Open first Paris Flagship on Saint-Honoréhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116691/coach-to-open-first-paris-flagship-on-saint-honore http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116691/coach-to-open-first-paris-flagship-on-saint-honore#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:54:28 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116691 Coach to Open first Paris Flagship on Saint-Honoré

New York—Intent on expanding its international presences as it tries to recoup its U.S. business, Coach announced today the opening of its first flagship store in Paris, timed to coincide with the brand’s 75th Anniversary. The store will be situated at 372-374 Rue Saint-Honoré, in one of the city’s most prestigious shopping districts, and is […]

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Abercrombie & Fitch Q4 Profit Falls on Dismal Saleshttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116700/abercrombie-fitch-q4-profit-falls-on-dismal-sales http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116700/abercrombie-fitch-q4-profit-falls-on-dismal-sales#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:53:54 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116700 Abercrombie & Fitch Q4 Profit Falls on Dismal Sales

New Albany, OH—Another bleak day for beleaguered Abercrombie & Fitch. The teen specialty retailer reported its fourth quarter revenue missed estimates as sales fell. For its holiday quarter ended Jan. 31, Abercrombie posted a 14.2% drop in net income to $44.4 million, or 63 cents a share, from $66.1 million, or 85 cents a share, […]

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Ascena Q2 Profit Plunges, Maintains Outlookhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116696/ascena-q2-profit-plunges-maintains-outlook http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116696/ascena-q2-profit-plunges-maintains-outlook#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:53:20 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116696 Ascena Q2 Profit Plunges, Maintains Outlook

Mahwah, NJ—Ascena Retail Group’s stock took a hit of more than 6% after the specialty retailer reported Tuesday second quarter earnings that missed estimates. The parent to Lane Bryant, dressbarn, maurices, Justice and Catherines posted net earnings of $8.7 million or 5 cents shares, lower than $31.9 million or 19 cents a share in the […]

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H.Stern Bows First Pop-Up in Sohohttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116684/stern-bows-first-pop-up-in-soho http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116684/stern-bows-first-pop-up-in-soho#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:52:46 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116684 H.Stern Bows First Pop-Up in Soho

New York–Pop Ups usually are temporary storefronts, and one of the latest to open is Brazilian jeweler H. Stern. While the brand’s flagship boutique on Fifth Avenue undergoes a major renovation, the pop up, located at 104 Greene Street (between Spring and Prince Streets) will be its New York showcase. “The design concept of the […]

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Shopbop.com: Wanted a Few Good Designershttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116679/shopbop-com-wanted-a-few-good-designers http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116679/shopbop-com-wanted-a-few-good-designers#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:52:17 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116679 Shopbop.com: Wanted a Few Good Designers

New York—Shopbop, the online shopping site “curated for the chic, modern woman,” is looking for a few good (great?) jewelry and accessories designers. In a spin of the traditional open call, Shopbop is soliciting potential new vendors in an online application through March 15. Applicants can submit their designs to accessories@shopbop.com to get direct access to Shopbop s accessories […]

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Item of the Day: KINhttp://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116657/item-of-the-day-kin http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/116657/item-of-the-day-kin#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:45:26 +0000 http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/?p=116657 Item of the Day: KIN

In this social media-obsessed world we all live in, connections are key. Whether it’s LinkedIn or Facebook, everyone seems to scramble to network with those longtime friends, business acquaintances or potential paramours. This emphasis on being connected has inspired New York-based designer Karan Mehta in his “urban luxury jewelry” collection called KIN. “Our avant-garde designs celebrate […]

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