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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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KORS ANNOUNCES Q1 2017 RESULTS

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Michael Kors Holdings Limited has released its financial results for the fiscal 2017 first quarter ended July 2, 2016. Highlights: Total revenue increased 0.2% to $987.9 million from $986.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. On a constant currency basis, total revenue was flat versus the prior fiscal …

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LICENSING: BETESH GROUP ADDS KENSIE HANDBAGS

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Handbag manufacturer The Betesh Group kicked off its latest license–Kensie–with a Market Week launch party in their showroom. Buyers got to see a broad array of styles and trends, including patchwork, 3D floral appliques, denim, ruffles, woven straw panels, statement/embellished straps and more. All bags are vegan leather and retail for under $100. …

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A TO Z: SOXLAND

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

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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A TO Z: MEMOI

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

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

In Paparazzi, What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

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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RETAIL RAP: ROWE BOUTIQUE

In What's New, Industry News, People by Lauren Parker

With the August AccessoriesTheShow and AccessorieCircuit shows finally here, Accessories Magazine is chatting with retailers about business and fashion accessories opportunities. Located in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Rowe Boutique began as a pop-up boutique in 2006 and opened as a full store one year later. In 2010, …

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A TO Z: K&M ACCESSORIES

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

K&M has been a leader in the fashion jewelry business since its founding by Arthur Maier in 1959. The modern day organization was formed when in 1995 K&M became a division of American Biltrite, Inc. Then in 2001 K&M established the Vendôme Division when the women’s costume jewelry division of Swank …

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A TO Z: JOVANNA DESIGNS

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Jovanna Designs is a new jewelry company which early on recognized the soaring demand for luxury products within the pet accessory market and designed a chic line of solid sterling silver and gemstone lockets that targets both pet lovers as well as their faithful companions with jewelry that can be …

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A TO Z: CHAN LUU

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

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 …

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A to Z: BANGKOK GEMS AND JEWELRY FAIR

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Now in its 58th year, the Bangkok Gems Jewelry Fair aims to be bigger and better. The show features 1,500 companies, 3,000 booths from selected domestic and overseas exhibitors. Accessories caught up with Malee Choklumlerd (Director-General), The Department of International Trade Promotion Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, to discuss the …