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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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ITEM OF THE DAY: KATE CHAN

In Item of the Day, What's New by Lauren Parker

Sometimes returning to your roots can be life changing. It was for Kate Chan, who took a sabbatical from a successful career in real estate finance and visited the Philippines where she was born. This “coming home” journey inspired Chan  to create a platform by which she could pursue her …

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RETAILER RAP: KATHRYN FAY, TOOTSIES

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

The August shows are right around the corner, so leading up to AccessoriesTheShow and AccessorieCircuit, Accessories Magazine will be chatting with retailers about business and fashion/accessories opportunities. Tootsies is an upscale fashion/accessories store that’s been in business for four decades and currently has three locations in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. …

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WJA AWARDS 2016 GRANT TO FEMALE VETERAN

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

The Women’s Jewelry Association has awarded its 2016 Female Veteran Grant to Tara Hutchinson of Tara Hutch Fine Jewelry, San Antonio, TX. This annual merit-based grant, offered with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, goes to a U.S. military veteran to use towards her professional growth within the jewelry and/or watch industries. …

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NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AIMS TO CAPTURE EVERY OUTFIT FROM SEX AND THE CITY

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

It wasn’t just Carrie’s giant flower pin or Samantha’s designer head scarves on “Sex and the City” that turned heads, it was everything—the good, the bad, the outrageous, the questionable, even the boring (we’re talking to YOU Charlotte!). Manhattan’s Cosmo-sipping quad were a cultural phenomenon…and the fashions were definitely a major …