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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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A TO Z: SOXLAND

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Soxland International, founded in 1986, is a full-service hosiery company. Known for its house brands–Davco, Dr. Motion, Real Ugly Socks, Greenology and Larry Levine (licensed)–the offerings satisfy a diverse range of hosiery products from novelty to compression to DIY sock decorating kits. A large portion of the business is dedicated to …

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AUGUST ACCESSORIES SHOWS FEATURE KEY TRENDS FOR HOLIDAY/RESORT

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AccessoriesTheShow and Accessorie Circuit, both now under the UBM umbrella, presented an impressive array of merchandise for buyers, both for the Holiday, Resort and Spring seasons. AccessoriesTheShow kicked off with Accessories Magazine’s trend vignettes, pointing buyers in the right direction for Holiday and Resort. Above, select items for the Havana …

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A TO Z: MEMOI

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Infinity Classics is a global manufacturer and distributer of legwear for Women’s, Men’s and Kids. Joe Steinberg is the proprietor and president of this third generation hosiery business. The company has built many brands and is globally recognized as a leader in the legwear industry, supplying all channels of distribution, understanding quality and service, always staying a step ahead and bringing newness, innovation and up-to-date …

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COLLABORATION: STYLEWATCH X CHARMING CHARLIE

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Accessories retailer Charming Charlie, known for merchandising its stores by color, teamed up with celebrity/style magazine People StyleWatch for a vibrant capsule collaboration. The partnership kicked off at the store’s NYC Fifth Avenue flagship last night, featuring personalities such as former bachelorette/author Andi Dorfman and actresses Haylie Duff and Miriam Morales. …

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A TO Z: LA ROCKS

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Bridge jewelry company LA Rocks incorporated in 2002, and now has an impressive assortment of silver and gold merchandise under various brands and licenses. Accessories caught up with Joe Behney, president of LA Rocks, to discuss the company’s past, present and future. How did you get started? It was the …

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A TO Z: CHAN LUU

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Chan Luu is a designer of jewelry, accessories and ready to wear. Originally from Vietnam, Luu moved to the United States in 1972 to study business at Boston University. In 1975, she moved to Los Angeles to study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to pursue her …