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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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Lilly Pulitzer x Target Sells Out Instantly; Ebay Wins

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As expected, the hotly anticipated Lilly Pulitzer x Target collaboration was a smash hit. As expected, lines wrapped around parking lots. As expected, it sold out instantaneously, leaving bare in-store racks and an overloaded Target website. As expected, consumers are pissed. As expected, eBay emerges victorious. #lillyfortarget and #lillyforsale hashtags …

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Expert Opinion: Industry Recruiter Discusses What Jewelry Industry Needs

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Industry Experts

Andrew Philip is Founder/President of Execu-Team Resources Inc, the leading search firm specializing in recruitment within the accessories industry. Founded in 1994, the firm specializes in recruitment of executives in Sales, Merchandising, Design, Product Development, and Marketing, at all levels. Prior, Andrew had served as President of Monet/Trifari Jewelry, and …

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Ko-Lab Fashion Camp Teaches Teens & Tweens the Biz

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Teens and tweens who have a passion for fashion should check out Fashion Ko-Lab, a Teen Fashion Camp on both coasts this summer. Offering week-long intensive courses in various fashion professions, Fashion Ko-Lab provides its students with unique hands-on learning experiences and business insight from the best in the industry. Taking place at Tribeca Cinema, this summer’s …

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Nordstrom Kicks off Expanded ‘Shoes of Prey’ Program

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Nordstrom is expanding its partnership with Shoes of Prey, an Australian-based retailer that features online “Design Your Own Shoes” studios. The partnership brings the virtual design experience to a physical shop-in-shop concept, with hundreds of thousands of design permutations, all at the consumer’s fingertips. To celebrate the latest shop at the Paramus, NJ store, on …