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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including 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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BOTKIER LAUNCHES FOOTWEAR

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

The Botkier brand is well known for its handbags, especially its famous Trigger style that made the label an early sensation. Now, Botkier is expanding into footwear, right on the heels of its fashion jewelry revival. Botkier did dabble in shoes once before in 2008 with a limited collection in honor …

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NORDSTROM CRUSHES EARNINGS; STOCKS SURGE

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Nordstrom released its second quarter earnings, beating analyst expectations. Highlights included unadjusted earnings of $0.67 per share against analyst expectations of $0.57 a share. Total company net sales decreased 0.2%, revenue fell just a bit short at $3.65 billion versus projections of $3.68 billion. Comp sales fell -1.2%, but that was …