About the Author

Accessories Staff

View Post

Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Rain, rain go away come again another day…wait, WAIT come back because we have some really cool rain boots to wear! Chooka, the masters of rainy-chic rainwear, have created an over-the-knee, yes, that’s right, over-the-knee rain boot–adorned with edgy studs. Rainwear has never been this fun. Now let’s find us …

View Post

Idol Contestants Go for the Gold

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Los Angeles–American Idol contestants go for the gold. Thanks to help from the World Gold Council and the show’s stylist, Idol contestants wore karat gold jewelry mixing it with similarly toned fashion jewelry. Katie Stevens wore an 18K yellow gold Nina Basharova cuff during elimination show last Thursday. Contestant Crystal …

View Post

Marchon Launches DVF

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–Marchon Eyewear has added Diane von Furstenberg to its considerable roster of designer sunwear and optical licenses. Keeping true to the designer’s signature brand, the sunwear and optical line features elements from the ready to wear. For example, sculpted eyewear temples emulate her iconic wrap dress, while Swarovski crystals …

View Post

Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Wake up and smell the roses, or in this case…the scent of your choice. In a bad mood? No worries! Sniff of Jasmine will make you smile. Need an energy boost during the 3pm slump? Peppermint is sure to wake you up. Feeling sick? Eucalyptus to the rescue. You get …

View Post

Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Drama Queen. Don’t worry, it’s not a bad thing–we’re sure the name calling was exactly what our beloved Alexander McQueen was going for when he designed these beauties. His modern day cateyes mirror the classic ’50s/’60s silhouette– but with an updated modern twist. We love the use of two-tone colors, especially …

View Post

Dressbarn Salutes Teachers

In Marketing, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Suffern, NY–Dressbarn, the 830-unit specialty retailer with stores in 46 states, will be “polishing apples” April 15 to 18 as part of the its Teacher V.I.P. (Very Indulgent Party), an in-store shopping celebration that will pamper educators with personal attention and service, fashion tips and a 15 percent discount off their …

View Post

Rockport Signs Legwear License

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Canton, MA– The Rockport Co. announced an agreement with United Legwear Company, LLC as its official licensed legwear manufacturer and global distributor. A full assortment of legwear across all categories for both men and women is slated to hit Rockport retail stores and wholesale accounts in July. Designed with Rockport’s …

View Post

Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

‘SUP? For those of you TCB (taking care of business) in this age of text acronyms, Old World Chain’s sterling silver chat charms with diamond accent just might help you SIR (strike it rich). Truly a topical way to appeal to the tween texter in all of us. Our faves: …

View Post

Barneys Expands on Coasts

In What's New, Profiles by Accessories Staff

NEW YORK—Barneys confirmed today that it has signed leases for new Barneys Co-op stores in Brooklyn, NY, and Santa Monica, CA. The 7,000 square foot Brooklyn store will be in the Cobble Hill neighborhood at Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, adjacent to a Trader Joe’s and an Urban Outfitters in …

View Post

Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Ann-Sofie Back–we’re glad you’re back. After skipping a season, we’re delighted to see the talented Swedish designer return. Now, check out her dripping glasses–they made US melt at first sight. You know the saying seeing the world through rose-colored frames? With these guys you not only do just that, but it’s as if you’re …