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Etsy’s Easter Basket of Peeps

In Retail News, Fashion, What's New by Marilise Gavenas

Who doesn’t love the blobby brightness of Peeps? Especially at Easter? That’s why the maker of marshmallow candies launched its own line of Peeps-themed accessories like yellow chick bucket hats and purple bunny shoelace embellishments. And why Etsy.com—where we found the $7.75 charm bracelet from Made4UBySisters2 shown above—is overrun with …

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Easter Spending Up

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For the second year in a row, Easter spending is on the upswing. After a steady rise from 2009 to 2013 then a dip in 2014, spending on the holiday is expected to hit an all-time high of $17.3 billion this year according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Easter …

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Sweetie Darlings! Ab Fab Is a Movie!

In What's New, People by Marilise Gavenas

Absolutely Fabulous, a feature film chronicling the further misadventures of Edina Stone and Patsy Monsoon, is coming to theaters on July 22. But, in the spirit of the champagne-swilling main characters, you can start celebrating now. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles as industry anti-heros with a cast …

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Tod’s Debuts Double T Line

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Fashion

It’s a little glitzier and a lot more rock ‘n’ roll than the regular line. The strap on the Mini Double T Crossbody Bag, for example, is inspired by a guitar strap. The Mini Rock Strass Crossbody riffs on that by substituting a guitar outline for the collection’s signature horizontal …

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Item of the Day: K/LLER Necklace

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It’s a bit biker chick and a bit Brooklyn. It’s kinda homemade and kinda haute-boheme. But definitely dangerous looking. And all that makes this “Spiked Curve” choker totally typical of K/LLER Collection, a jewelry line that’s street enough to be carried by BarbedWire.com, trendy enough to sell out at Barneys, …

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The Return of the Parasol

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Fashion

It was inevitable. With all the warnings about UV damage and worries about chemical sensitivity (not to mention the chic of steampunk pallor), old-fashioned parasols are now the latest thing in sun protection. Also inevitable: that a luxury brand with a celebrity following would emerge to capitalize on the craze. …

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Armani Going Fur-Free

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Fashion

That organdy-trimmed swakara jacket that Giorgio Armani showed for Spring 2016 (above) will be among the last furs—ever—to appear under the Milan designer’s label. Earlier today, the Armani Group announced that, starting with the Fall/Winter 2016 season, all collections will be fur-free. The announcement was made in agreement with the …

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Michael Kors Debuts Smartwatch

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Fashion

“Smartwatch” has been the byword of Baselworld, the Swiss watch and jewelry fair that—in the last week alone—has seen debuts from Fossil, Nixon, and Michael Kors. Powered by Android Wear, the Michael Kors Access will go on sale this fall with a suggested retail of $395, and is already being …

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Item of the Day: Wanna Bracelet

In Item of the Day, What's New by Marilise Gavenas

It’s a great name for a jewelry line. Especially one with the kind of compulsively crave-able bracelets, earrings, and necklaces offered by Vancouver-based Wanna, a collaboration between Turkish-born designers Sinem Akin and Inci Denizel. Like the brown leather and rose gold-tone metal bracelet here, most Wanna designs are dramatically oversized—without …