New York— It’s here! Effective with this inaugural Daily Accessories News Flash, telling you what’s hot now in the world of accessories, Accessories magazine (aka the “Voice of the Industry”) kicks off an aggressive initiative linking all online properties and services.
Starting with our daily e-newsletter, which you will receive free into your inbox, we’re revamped and linked all our web properties to better serve you. Our home page AccessoriesMagazine.com will now link directly to our industry sourcing site Accessories Circle and our trend forecasting site Accessories Directions Also check out our Directions Trend Finder, which will be updated weekly. For those who want to shop the market at the industry’s largest all-juried accessories show, connect to AccessoriesTheShow.
Now all Accessories magazine affiliate properties include:
Daily e-Newsletter (Accessories News Flash): A must-read for the ever-changing retail marketplace, this daily e-newsletter keeps everyone in the accessories industry up to date on breaking trends and the latest business information. Accessories News Flash is emailed daily to more than 26,000 retailers and manufacturers in the accessories industry, providing up-to-the-minute information on fashion, retail news, licenses and new product launches, industry deals, marketing and merchandising initiatives, new technologies, pop culture happenings, celebrity tie-ins and fashion images, industry parties and more. Leading off the newsletter is the Item of the Day—a must-read writeup on a hot item, chosen specifically by our staff with consideration for its ability to wow, attract buyers, and result in big sales! Connected to the newsletter is the Directions Trend Finder, which runs daily but updates weekly, updating retailers on immediately available trends at various pricepoints
Directions Trend Finder: “What’s hot and where to find it.”
Part of the daily e-newsletter, the weekly Directions Trend Finder answers retailers’ requests for the “right product at the right time.” By announcing two hot trends for the week with direct links to companies who have that look, Directions Trend Finder helps retailers fulfill their needs for faster trends. After all, as fashion trends happen faster and faster, retailers don’t just need to know what those trends are, but they need to know who has them! Even more important, the Directions Trend Finder features each trend at various pricepoints, always offering retailers something that will appeal to their particular customer. Our forecasting team acts as a virtual buying office, putting retailers in direct touch with vendors in a fast-paced marketplace. Visitors to Directions Trend Finder can click directly to each company’s website or AccessoriesCircle.com page to view more images or purchase the item directly.
Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting: “Fashion Now, Fashion Next, Fashion Future”
With three components (Fashion Now, Fashion Next and Fashion Future), Directions Trend Forecasting helps designers, manufacturers and retailers stay on top of existing and upcoming trends—from smaller “mini trends” to the broader, money-making “big ones.” Fashion Now shows what’s currently on the fashion runways, perfect for helping retailers plan immediate deliveries and manufacturers implement last-minute production for must-have trends and items. Fashion Next helps retailers plan buys for next season, offering broader themes via trend boards. Fashion Future (available by paid subscription only) helps designers as well as retailers specializing in private label plan the 5 Big Trends for two seasons out. These 5 Big Trends are depicted with Pantone color chips and color delivery schedules, classification silhouettes and sketches, fabric/finding/leather images, trends by classification and international runway imagery. Subscribers also receive a swatch book twice a year, where they can see, feel and touch fabrics, findings and leathers for an even closer view.
AccessoriesTheShow Trade Show: New York & Las Vegas
The world’s largest and longest running juried all-accessories trade event, AccessoriestheShow takes place 7 times a year in both New York and Las Vegas. These extensive accessories shows attract buyers from all 50 states and up to 60 countries, all looking to see the latest seasonal merchandise and discover new talent. In addition to its primary focus of women’s fashion accessories, the show also offers a diverse mix such as: baby accessories, children’s accessories, collectible/home accessories, display fixtures, footwear, luggage, travelware, men’s accessories and seamless wear. A special section, DesignerLab, hosts upcoming designers making their debut.
Accessories Magazine print edition–“The Voice of the Industry” Print magazine
6x a year (Jan, Mar, May, June, Aug, Nov). It’s no wonder Accessories magazine is considered The Voice of the Industry. Serving the $30 billion accessories industry, Accessories is the leading fashion trade publication and an invaluable tool for absolutely everyone in the industry. Connecting retailers and manufacturers for over 100 years, we offer business strategies, analysis by product category, forward-looking fashion direction aimed to result in profits, interviews with savvy retail CEOs, presidents and upper management, and statistics to help you better run your business and understand today’s ever-changing consumer. Accessories is published 6 times a year (January, March, May, June, August and November) during market months and crucial buying periods.
AccessoriesMagazine.com–Online portal to all Accessories magazine’s affiliate websites and targeted online programs
Get all the information you need 24/7. Here’s where you can download our annual Census and other industry reports, read the latest breaking news on retailers, marketing initiatives, product launches, licensing, technology and more. Check out our Paparazzi section to see your industry peers at parties and events. From this home page you can also link to our affiliate trend site (AccessoriesDirections.com) and our industry sourcing site (AccessoriesCircle.com). Our calendar will also be your invaluable tool for planning trade shows, marts, fashion weeks and more.
Get connected! Keep connected! In today’s fast-moving industry, this dynamic, interactive sourcing and networking site connects retailers, manufacturers, reps, trade shows, trade marts, associations, suppliers, PR firms and more—allowing members to interact with each other at a real-time pace of business. Both international and domestic retailers have free access to visit and shop AccessoriesCircle.com, visiting members’ AccessoriesCircle.com pages, viewing photo look books and keeping up to date on shows and events.