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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine & accessoriesmagazine.com

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 15 years, Lauren Parker has covered women’s fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women’s fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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Charming Charlie to Close 100 Stores; Files Chapter 11

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After announcing its Back to Basics plan to simplify operations (including a more recently announced plan to close 100 stores), retail chain Charming Charlie LLC announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, entering into a restructuring agreement with lenders and equity sponsors. The accessories retailer has secured $20 …

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Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

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Amethyst, get ready: Ultra Violet is the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year. Global color authority Pantone has selected Ultra Violet, Pantone #18-3838, for next year’s key color, considering this “spiritual, cosmic” hue as an “enigmatic purple shade that evokes the inventive spirit and imaginative thinking that challenges the status …

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NPD: Crowded Stores and More Online Buyers, But Thanksgiving Week Spending Fell Short

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The crowds were there but the dollars weren’t…at least not yet. According to NPD’s Checkout e-commerce information, U.S. consumer spending did not match the reports of in-store crowds on Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend this year, and significant increases in online buyer activity translated into mediocre spending increases on the key …

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92Y Honors Robert Lee Morris, Klaus Bürgel in Jewelry Event

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The 92Y Jewelry Center annual benefit honored longtime faculty member Klaus Bürgel and renowned jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris, known for his 92Y involvement. The evening’s result surpassed expectations, raising over $30,000 in support of 92Y’s Jewelry Center. Proceeds from the event help the nonprofit cultural and community center retain faculty, grant scholarships and provide …