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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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Meatpacking District to Host Inaugural ‘Very Merry Holiday’ Event

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It’s no surprise that neighborhoods are collectively throwing modern “block parties,” especially around the holidays, with stores teaming up with extra hours and extra TLC for their customers. Case in point: New York’s trendy Meatpacking District’s inaugural ‘Very Merry Holiday Hours’ event.

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Accessories Retailer Charming Charlie to Close “Unspecified” Number of Stores

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Charming Charlie recently announced its “back to basics” strategy in efforts to get business under control in an uncertain accessories market. A key initiative is plans to close a number of underperforming stores in the United States, close its Los Angeles office and reduce headcount in its Houston Corporate Support Center and Distribution …

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Launch: Elizabeth and James Retro/Futuristic Watches

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Elizabeth and James has entered the watch world with its 200 SERIES collection. The brand’s first watch is a retro-futuristic-modern design that evokes the early space age and the nostalgia of digital timepieces. The 10-piece collection features simple yet precise LED (Light Emitting Diode) digital technology first founded in the …

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Cyber Monday: Largest Shopping Day in History at $6.6 Billion; Mobile Breaks Records with First $2B Day

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Cyber Monday hit the races running and it was Mobile for the win! A $2 billion win, in fact. Based on Adobe Analytics data, a record $6.59 billion was spent online by the end of Cyber Monday, an increase of 16.8% over last year, making it the largest online shopping day in history. The bump …