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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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How to Sell Spiritual Jewelry

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Satya Jewelry, with three boutiques and a thriving wholesale business, has been selling spiritual jewelry for the past 13 years. Founder/Owner Sayta Scainette (who is also a yoga teacher and Reiki healer) gives Accessories a primer on the most popular spiritual symbols, and tips on how to sell them. “We …

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WJA Expert Panel: How to Up Your Instagram Game

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Industry Experts

WJA—The Women’s Jewelry Association New York Metro Chapter—recently held an Instagram University Panel, educating jewelry brands about how to maximize their Instagram presence. Some excerpts from the panel, moderated by Peggy Jo Donahue. Clockwise from top left: Natalie Bos Betteridge (@jewelsdujour), Molly Clarke (@rockthatgem and @ringliaison), Liz Kantner (@liz_kantner)   …

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In the Market: What’s in Store for Fall ’16 at 100% Bloomingdale’s

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As retailers aim to set themselves apart with in-house private brands, Bloomingdale’s has taken that concept to a whole new level with 100% Bloomingdale’s–an ambitious program whereby 1,000 exclusives (created by over 100 designers) are presented each season. At today’s Fall 2016 preview press event, Bloomingdale’s showed the media how …