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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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Item of the Day: Crash Baggage

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

“Handle without care”? Did you read that correctly? Those of you who have had your Birkin crushed in jet’s overhead compartment, or your Vuitton leather Epi Pégase 45 scratched the wrong way after checking in on your last flight? Crash Baggage came up with practical (joking?) solution: a pre-banged up …

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Item of the Day: Bourbon & Boots

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Is your Valentine your real life partner in crime? You’re the Bonnie to his Clyde say? Although more couples may profess to be gansta rather than gangsters, there was still something romantic about that outlaw couple whose love life was turned into a hit movie back in the day Unfortunately, …

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Item of the Day: Furla

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Are you smart, clever and intelligent, especially in your career and wealth? Lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile? Gentle and honest to a fault? If so, you’re probably nothing more than a big ape. That is, you were born under the sign of the monkey in Chinese astrology. Monday, Feb. 8 …

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Item of the Day: The Gussy

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

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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Item of the Day: Samba Shades by Lafont

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

What new under the sun? I mean, sunwear? In this time of fashion collaborations, made-in-France sunglasses line Samba Shades from Lafont combined together two accessories classifications into a single one. This patent-pending style  can be worns two ways: with matching hair barrettes that snap onto each temple, transforming the sunglasses …

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Item of the Day: Sneapers

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

There are those—and you probably know dozens—who only wear sneakers in rain, snow, sun, with suits, with dresses, with shorts. Omnipresent though they are, sneakers aren’t usually considered loungewear. You kick off your kicks to watch TV, surf the net or lay back. But what does a sneakerhead wear indoors? …

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Item of the Day : Motochicgear

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Ever dreamed of being hell on wheels? Despite the cliché that motorcycle owners are greasy, pot-bellied, middle age men who think they are Hells Angels, women are increasingly aficionadas of motorcycles. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, one in four riders of motorcycles in the US are women. Indeed women …

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Under Armour Plans to Add 200 Stores

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

Baltimore, MD—Despite fears over shuttered stores among majors, there are others planning to expand their retail foothold. Most notably, Under Armour, the athletic wear maker who has seen its earnings soar as it capitalizes on the athleisure trend. Recently, at the NRF’s Retail Big Show, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank …