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Report: U.S. Retail Swings to Positive Momentum

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Purchase, NY—Retail sales in October continued a momentum that puts many fashion categories into strong positions heading into the holiday season, according to a MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse report released today. “Demand is picking up a bit,” said Mike Berry, SpendingPulse’s director of industry research. “It seemed that over the summer …

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Accessory Artists Brings Unique Pieces to Consumers

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New York—Every piece of artisan-made jewelry has a story—often a poignant, personal one—and AccessoryArtists.com helps bring that to the consumer. AccessoryArtists.com, a new e-commerce site featuring one-of-a-kind, limited-edition or exclusive items shuns mass production and celebrates the artistry of jewelry. Considering that most people who buy artisan jewelry want to …

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Item of the Day

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When you wear one of BirdQueen Designs designs you feel as if you are wearing a piece of art–and you are–literally. The Philadelphia based design company uses reproduced Gretchen Diehl drawings and paintings on each unique earring or necklace. The art is preserved-don’t worry! Each piece is coated with clear acrylic, …

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Item of the Day

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With the price of gold over $1,300 an ounce, many consumers are certainly looking for alternatives. Pyrite, which earned the nickname “Fool’s Gold” because of its resemblance to the real deal, is one such option. This faceted pyrite pendant by designer Melissa Joy Manning hangs from an oxidized sterling chain …

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CPSC Urges Voluntary Cadmium Limits

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Washington—The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Tuesday that jewelry manufacturers, consumer groups and other affiliated groups should develop standards to govern safe levels of cadmium used in toys and children’s jewelry. While the long-awaited guidance statement from the CPSC clearly rejected calls from some environmental and consumer advocacy groups …