Called The Voice of the Industry and published 5x a year, Accessories Magazine is the leading trade publication in the fashion accessories industry, and has been in business since 1908. Serving the $32 billion accessories industry, we are the conduit between retailers and manufacturers, providing a timely, relevant and analytical editorial perspective to this rapidly changing business. Readers rely on Accessories for up-to-the-minute coverage on all categories of accessories, including handbags, small leathergoods, jewelry, watches, belts, scarves, hosiery, eyewear, hats, hairgoods, rainwear/umbrellas, casual footwear, tech accessories, coldweather merchandise and more. Our editors are experts in the field and come from multi-faceted backgrounds in the fashion industry (see Our Team, below). Their experience enables them to report on topics that both impact the industry and provide marketing direction.
Reach: More than 75% of our readership is comprised of retailers and e-tailers. Our circulation includes presidents, GMMs, DMMs and Buyers from every class of trade: department stores, specialty stores, specialty chains, mass merchants, catalogs, corporate buying offices, shoe stores, leathergoods stores, gift stores, museums, duty free shops, home shopping, e-commerce sites and more.
The Website & E-Newsletter
Updated throughout each day, AccessoriesMagazine.com enables the editors to react faster to this ever-changing, fast-fashion industry. The site is a must-visit for all retailers in the industry, complete with daily updated news, breaking trends, runway coverage, forum discussions, article comments and much more. Within this community, members engage, interact, shop and buy, and as a result, grow the entire industry. Experts also lend their knowledge to help the industry expand. All fashion and trend reports are organized by season, making it easy for designers and retail buyers to see what’s coming next. Each day, the Daily Accessories News Flash is e-blasted out to the industry, with a selection of the most important news and trend items.
Trend Forecasting Service
Accessories Magazine’s Trend Forecasting Service is the only all-accessories trend service in the industry! We produce invaluable forecasting reports and downloadable trend information–released 2x a year–including handbags reports, jewelry reports and trend webinars. All trend forecasting is provided by Courtney Ignelzi, Accessories Magazine’s Trend Director.
The Accessories Circle
AccessoriesCircle.com, an industry networking portal, is the fashion accessories industry’s only sourcing and networking site, featuring designers, manufacturers, reps, distributors, trade shows, trade marts, suppliers, associations, retailers, and more. Users can find new resources and clients, connect to key industry players, shop seasonal look books and even order merchandise. Join today for a free basic listing!
Meet the Accessories Team
Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine
With 25 years in accessories publishing, Lauren has written over 1,000 articles profiling industry experts, retail and marketing executives, designers and manufacturers, and traveled extensively for international shows and trendspotting (most recent trip: Morocco). Lauren has previously written for National Jeweler, Couture Jeweler, Accent, EyeWear and International Watch, plus art, travel and lifestyle consumer publications like Hampton Country. She recently worked on the fine jewelry coffee table book Jewelry’s Shining Stars. Lauren frequently judges industry design competitions and speaks at fashion schools, and has presented accessories segments on TV. She has a B.S. in Communications from Cornell University.
Trend Director, Accessories Magazine
Graduating with a BA in Fashion Merchandising Management from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Courtney Ignelzi started her career over 10 years ago as a Trend Correspondent at Stylesight.com. Her vast knowledge and keen eye for analyzing women’s runway, street trends and retail has taken her around the world for market and tradeshow coverage. After being a part of the Stylesight team for 7 years, Courtney took her love for trend forecasting and product development and began consulting for various retailers and e-commerce sites. With a personal passion for women’s accessories and footwear, her forward and innovative ideas landed her as Trend Director at Accessories Magazine’s Trend Forecasting Service, Accessories Directions. Creating and developing a new product for the clients, her expertise and passion for technology and accessories blended perfectly for a more user friendly and directional trend service.