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Jeff Prine

Jeff Prine

Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology. jeffp@busjour.com

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Ahead of NYFW, Tom Ford is the Latest Designer to Plan “Seasonless” Runways

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New York—What’s happening behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week may just be the most innovative thing about the key fashion event. Last Friday, designer Tom Ford abruptly cancelled his New York fashion week show. Instead, he plans to show—and sell—his fall/winter collection simultaneously during NYFW in September. “Fashion …

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Kohl’s Stock Takes a Beating on Disappointing Holiday Results

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Menomonee Falls, WI–Kohl’s Corp. today saw its shares take a beating after the department store released preliminary fourth quarter results consisting of a lower earnings forecast after sales failed to meet expectations during the holiday quarter. Kohl’s comparable store sales edged up 0.4%, missing the 0.8% increase that Retail Metrics …

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Item of the Day: The Gussy

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Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog who supposedly predicts how far away we are from spring, today emerged from hibernation and did not see his shadow. Hence, we supposedly are in for an early spring (contrary to what Planalytics recently forecast). With spring come flowers and showers. Lots of showers. Drizzyingly …

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Etsy Shop Opens in Re-Designed Macy’s Herald Square Basement

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New York—It wasn’t so many years ago that traditional bricks and mortar retailers were worrying about the prospect that websites promoting emerging designers would take away business, especially twenty-somethings. A lot has changed. For example, today Etsy, the peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items, opened the first …