Accessories Industry Mourns the Loss of a Great: Elaine Gold

Elaine Gold (AC Board member and past Hall of Fame winner), Robin Marino

New York—Elaine Gold, the veteran fashion accessories entrepreneur, innovator and supporter to new young talent, died Sunday after … [Read more...]

Legendary Jewelry Industry Executive Frank Fialkoff, 70, Dies

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:  Designer Frank Fialkoff attends Accessories Council 15th Annual ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 7, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for Accessories Council) *** Local Caption *** Frank Fialkoff

New York—Frank Fialkoff, chief executive at Haskell Jewels LLC, one of the fashion jewelry industry’s leading players, died June … [Read more...]

Legendary Handbag Designer Carlos Falchi Dies at 70

Carlos Falchi

New York—Carlos Falchi, the Brazilian-born accessories designer, who started out dressing rockers in 1970s eventually rising to … [Read more...]

Memorial Service Scheduled for Vince Camuto on Feb. 5

Vince Camuto

New York--A memorial service for designer Vince Camuto is scheduled for Thursday, February 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola, … [Read more...]

Industry Impresario Vince Camuto Loses Battle with Cancer


New York—The footwear and apparel industry has lost a great. Vince Camuto, the footwear maven, retail innovator and all-around … [Read more...]

Tributes for a Seventh Avenue Gentleman

Oscar de la Renta
22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014

New York—He was first and foremost a gentleman. The so-called Sultan of Suave once offered a ride to several editors from … [Read more...]

Obituary: Preston Imber, Bay Sales Co.

Preston Imber

New York—Preston Imber, a longtime sales account executive for Bay Sales Company, a leading fashion jewelry supplier, died … [Read more...]

Arthur Shapiro, 75, of R&S Sales, Dies

Arthur Shapiro

Arthur Shapiro, founder and partner in R&S Sales, died Saturday, August 25, at CentraState Hospital in Freehold, N.J. He was … [Read more...]

Marvin Traub, Former Bloomingdale’s Chairman, Dies


New York--Marvin Traub, former Bloomingdale’s chairman/ceo and legendary retail impresario generally credited with creating … [Read more...]

Harold B. Sachs, Former FASA Chief, Dies

Harold B. Sachs (1924-2011)

New York--Harold B. Sachs, longtime executive director of Gemini Shippers Association and Fashion Accessories Shippers Association … [Read more...]

Swatch Chairman Nicolas Hayek Dies

Nicolas Hayek, chairman, Swatch Group

Biel, Switzerland—Nicolas Hayek, aka “Mr. Swatch,” one of the leaders in turning around the Swiss watch industry in 1980s, died … [Read more...]