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2009 Women’s Accessories Census Report

2009 Census Report

The 2009 Annual Census Report is even more comprehensive this year thanks to a partnership between Accessories magazine and The … [Read more...]

NPD Group Names Director for Footwear Accessories

NPD Group's Rhona Wulf

Port Washington, NY—In a nod to its expanding scope and research into accessories, The NPD Group Inc., a leading market research … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales End with Fantastic Friday

Holiday Sales

Port Washington, NY--U.S. retailers have been able to improve holiday sales without premature discounting, according to Marshal … [Read more...]

NPD: Top Sellers on Holiday Wish Lists

Wrislets, like these from Coach, have garnered quite a following with sales increasing 25% in the last two years, NPD Group reports.

Port Washington, NY–What's topping fashionistas’ wish lists this holiday? Plenty of accessories and footwear items apparently. NPD … [Read more...]

NPD: Black Friday Weekend Recipe for Success

Black Friday

Port Washington, NY–As the holiday weekend approached retailers put together their merchandising, marketing, and operational … [Read more...]

Ashley Stewart, Urban Brands File for Bankruptcy

Designer Jill Scott at a personal appearance at Ashley Stewart, a popular plus-size retailer that has filed for Chapter 11.

New York--Urban Brands Inc., the owner of 210 Ashley Stewart stores, known as the “retailer for the plus-size urban woman,” filed … [Read more...]

Dept Stores Gain Share in Teen Footwear

Teen Footwear

Port Washington, NY—As department store ramp up teen-oriented brands for back to school this year, The NPD Group, Inc., a leading … [Read more...]

Nina Shoes Launches Handbags

Nina Shoes

New York—Nina Shoes, one of the leading makers of special occasion footwear, is launching its own handbag collection slated to … [Read more...]

Teen, Back to School Season Sales Lagging This Year?

teens back to school shopping

Traditionally an early barometer of the key back-to-school selling season, teen retailers are being watched closely for first … [Read more...]

Hermes, Colette Launch Web Campaign Promoting Scarves

The "J'aime mon carre" website touts scarves to young women worldwide

Paris—If you think an Hermès scarf is just something that Queen Elizabeth ties around her head on a blustery afternoon at … [Read more...]

The New Mobile Economy

Gucci updates fans with its iPhone app

As American consumers adopt hand-held shopping, are retailers all thumbs when it comes to “m-commerce?” Jeff Prine … [Read more...]

Discounters, Dollar Stores Rise in Top 100 Retailers List

Dollar Store

Washington—Consumers looking for lower prices and bargains helped move up discounters and especially dollar stores in the latest … [Read more...]