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JEWELRY, OUTINGS TO DRIVE MOTHER’S DAY SPENDING TO RECORD-HIGH $23.6 BILLION

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Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year as they shower moms with everything from jewelry to special outings at favorite restaurants, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an average …

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AAFA HONORS INDUSTRY LEADERS AT 2017 AMERICAN IMAGE AWARDS

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It was a star-studded industry evening as The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed executives and personalities from fashion and retail for its 39th AAFA American Image Awards held at the historic 583 Park Avenue. Emceed by award winning actor Alan Cumming, the event celebrated the industry’s finest while benefiting the …

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NPD’S MARSHAL COHEN TO PRESENT DURING UBM FASHION’S MAY ACCESSORIES SHOWS

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Whether you’re exhibiting at or attending UBM Fashion’s NY Women’s May Marketplace at the Jacob Javits Center (Accessorie Circuit, Intermezzo Collection, AccessoriesTheShow, POOLTRADESHOW, fame or MODA), definitely make time for “Retail Forward: Chasing the Accessories Consumer,” Sunday May 7th at 3 p.m., by Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc. This …

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ARTIST HAND PAINTS CELINE BAGS AT BARNEYS “EXCLUSIVELY YOURS” EVENT

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In-store personalization is one of the hottest touch points at the moment, from gold-leaf monograms to heat-pressed patches. But the trend is continually going more upscale, with commissioned artists painting right onto designer items purchased by consumers just moments before. Case in point: this weekend’s in-store customization event Exclusively Yours …

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BOOK LAUNCH PARTY TONIGHT: “IT’S ALL ABOUT SHOES”

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Looking for some fashion reading? Or just a gorgeous coffee table book? Check out “It’s All About Shoes” (teNeues), by Suzanne Middlemass. With 300 color photos, “It’s All About Shoes” focuses SOLE-ly (get it?) on footwear and international street style, underscoring how much footwear influence is now coming up from the …

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GLOBAL BRANDS GROUP SIGNS TIMBERLAND LICENSE

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Global Brands Group Holding Limited, one of the world’s leading branded apparel, footwear, fashion accessories companies, has inked a licensing agreement with outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland. The multi-year license will cover men’s and women’s socks, soft accessories, and cold weather accessories. As part of the agreement, Global Brands will design, …

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CHATTING FALL TRENDS WITH BARNEYS NEW YORK FASHION DIRECTOR MARINA LARROUDE

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As May Market Week rapidly approaches, we’ve all got Fall weather, Fall trends and Fall trade shows on our minds! Accessories has been checking in with some of the industry’s best retailers to see what piqued their interest most from the runway shows and what’s on their open-to-buy hit list. This …

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NETFLIX’S “GIRLBOSS” IS A LOOSE RETELLING OF NASTY GAL’S SOPHIA AMORUSO STORY

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You’ve probably followed Sophia Amoruso’s rags to riches story from dumpster diver to eBay star seller to Nasty Gal retail queen worth $280 million, so this 13-episode Netflix series “Girlboss” premiering tomorrow will bring it all back into view, even if it ends before its gets to the riches part …

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NPD: FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES SHIFTS SENDING WARNING SIGNALS TO RETAILERS

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The three key components of the $334 billion retail fashion segment–apparel, footwear and fashion accessories–are each in different positions when it comes to the business, according to leading global information company The NPD Group. The apparel industry, which represents 65% of total U.S. retail fashion dollar sales and spans everything …

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IN THE MARKET: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR FW17 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, year-old program whereby hundreds of designer exclusives are presented each season. At today’s Fall 2017 preview press event, Bloomingdale’s underscored how closely it works with …