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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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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 …

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RETAIL AND POLITICS COLLIDE?

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In today’s heated political climate, when consumers on both sides of issues push their favorite stores to take sides, can retail really stay out of politics? And more importantly, should it? Nordstrom recently got caught in a crosshairs trifecta of a #grabyourwallet boycott movement, President Donald Trump’s Twitter finger and consumers’ credit cards. It’s …

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BERGDORF GOODMAN UNVEILS SPRING WINDOWS DESIGNED BY SALES ASSOCIATES

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Bergdorf Goodman’s spring windows definitely recognize the style talent of its sales associates. For the first time ever, and as part of the store’s spring campaign “BG Style Experts,” the retailer invited 25 of its sales associates (from both men’s and women’s stores) to show their skills and decorate the …

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ALIVE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET & EPONYM LAUNCH EYEWEAR

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Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet knows exactly who its girl is. She’s fun, whimsical, stylish and cool. But most of all, playful. This sentiment is carried into the brand’s new sunglass launch. Following the announcement of their long-term licensing agreement with New York-based eyewear company eponym in April 2016, the two …