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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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New Site Creates Marketplace for Indian Accessories

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Chicago—Yes, there’s always eBay. But a new site launched last week that specifically brings together buyers and sellers of new and pre-owned Indian apparel and accessories. Talk about niche marketing. Didi’s Wardrobe (www.didiswardrobe.com), the first site of its kind, offers South Asian (Indian and Pakistani) clothing, jewelry and accessories for …

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This 150-Year-Old French Jeweler Snubs Snobbery

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New York–Despite its 150-year history, French jeweler Mauboussin is not going for snob appeal. In fact, its break-the-rules approach is decidedly democratic. Sharing its little uptown stretch of Madison Avenue with Jimmy Choo, David Yurman and Graff Jewelers, Parisian import Mauboussin recently renovated its Manhattan townhouse store (the only one …

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Nominate a Charitible Retailer for DMC’s Next Big Give Award

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Dallas—As part of its annual Next Big Give awards, Dallas Market Center is searching the U.S. for generous specialty stores who “selflessly help their communities.” In today’s tough economic climate, every bit of philanthropy is extra special, so if you admire a retailer who helps others, make sure they get …

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With Lots of Sparkle, 5 Artists Interpret the “Spirit of Giving” for Swarovski Auction

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New York—Swarovski has certainly been sparkling brightly recently, what with its recent “Project Accessory” crystal challenge and now a special multi-artist holiday commission and auction. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Swarovski Annual Edition Chrismas Ornament. To celebrate, Swarovski commissioned five visionary artists to “interpret the spirit of …

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Eyewear Designer Robert Marc Receives ACE’s Visionary Award

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New York–This time, the Visionary Award went to a literal “visionary.” Eyewear designer Robert Marc has made luxury eyewear a must-have fashion accessory for decades, and his designs have been seen on celebrities the world over. Marc’s influence on the eyewear industry was recognized at the recent 2011 Accessories Council …