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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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Target Raises Q4 Guidance on Stronger-Than-Expected Holiday Sales

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Target posted same-store sales growth of 3.4 percent during the holiday season, bested Wall Street’s projection of 0 to 2 percent. This is more bright retail news against higher consumer confidence, low unemployment and increased wages. Some highlights: Comp sales grew 3.4% in the November/December period, driven by strong traffic and …

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CFDA Teams with UBM Fashion to Boost Emerging Designers

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has teamed up with UBM Fashion, which owns leading women’s and men’s trade shows such as Coterie, AccessoriesTheShow, WWDMAGIC, MRket and Project on an exclusive partnership designed to support American fashion designers and brands, and promote the growth of emerging talent. The …