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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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DON’T MISS “PARIS REFASHIONED: 1957-1968” AT THE MUSEUM AT FIT

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London wasn’t the only European city swinging in the ’60s. Paris was also coming into its own, breaking fashion rules and upending traditional couture with a more inclusive, accessible vision. Yesterday’s press event of “Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968” at the Museum at F.I.T. was a nice (and timely) closing to New York …

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BON-TON EXPANDS “CLOSE TO HOME” SHOPS OF LOCAL DESIGNERS; ROLLS OUT ONLINE SOURCING FAIR

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Bon-Ton Stores is keepin’ it local. The company, which operates Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, is expanding its “Close to Home” initiative by adding in-store shops to at least 100 stores this year after a successful launch in 45 stores in fall 2016. Bon-Ton aims …

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AN EXPERT’S TOP 10 TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL POP-UP

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Pop-ups are all the rage, from pureplay e-commerce sites or brands that want to test out a brick-and-mortar, to retailers that want to try out a new concept or location. The rise in retail vacancies also means that space options are more prevalent, and the evolution of technology is beginning to democratize what’s possible …

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BEYONCE’S GRAMMY OUTFIT TAKES “THE CROWN” TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

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When it comes to golden headpieces, we’ve been fixated on Netflix’s series “The Crown.” Turns out, we’ve been watching the wrong queen! Beyoncé, aka Queen Bey, aka The Supreme Royal, rocked the Grammys stage last night with a quasi-religious performance that celebrated pregnancy, motherhood, femininity, power and spirituality all at …