Trend Finder: Patent Leather

Patent Leather

Patent leather is arguably the sexiest material out there. Something about this slick and shiny exterior screams daring and … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q2 Earnings Slip

Fall totes at Vera Bradley

Fort Wayne, IN--Vera Bradley Inc.'s second quarter earnings slipped 1.9% as margins weakened, though revenue improved.The … [Read more...]

Ellen Tracy Adds New Licenses, Extends Others


New York—Ellen Tracy, the women’s fashion brand owned by Brand Matter, has been expanding and extending licensing agreements. Rick … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q1 Profit Up on Sales in Its Own Stores

Vera Bradley Summer

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Inc. reported Thursday that its first quarter earnings grew 12% helped by strong growth in its own … [Read more...]

Sandast to Open Vintage-Inspired Flagship in LA

Vintage-inspired leathergoods in a vintage-inspired retail environment

Los Angeles—On Thursday, Milan Franeta, designer and founder of Sandast, will see a dream come true for his collection of … [Read more...]

Tumi Surges to $338 Million on IPO Debut


New York—The latest darling of Wall Street may indeed be Tumi Holdings, the luggage and travelgoods maker.On its first day of … [Read more...]

Betsey Johnson Rolls into a New Luggage Line

Rolling duffle in Johnson's Glam Cheetah print

New York—The irrepressible Betsey Johnson has been known to tumble summersaults down the runway of her fashion shows. But her … [Read more...]

Warm Winter Chills G-III’s Q4 Profit

Handbags, including its Calvin Klein bags, are slated for major growth at G-III

New York—Blaming a warmer-than-usual winter that hurt its apparel sales, G-III Apparel Group Ltd. reported Thursday that its … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q4 Profit Jumps, Helped by Sales at its Own Stores


Fort Wayne, IN—No wonder the colorful florals associated with Vera Bradley keep getting the attention of the suits on Wall Street: … [Read more...]

Ron Hersh Launches Biaggi, a Luggage Brand

Mode Duffle by Biaggi

New York--Ron Hersh has a new bag. The former president  of Rosetti Handbags and Accessories, which was sold to Li & Fung for … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q3 Profit Jumps, Sales Up 32%

Vera Bradley Holiday 2011

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Inc. posted Tuesday a jump in its third quarter profit, boosted by a 32% sales increase and lowered … [Read more...]

Tumi Travels into Eyewear with REM

Tumi Minami sunglasses by REM Eyewear

Sun Valley, CA—Tumi will be traveling down a new route come 2012. The luggage and travel accessories brand announced this week a … [Read more...]