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UBM FASHION GROUP CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH SECOND ANNUAL ‘CONNECT’ EVENT IN LOS ANGELES

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UBM Fashion Group is kicking off the holiday season with its second annual Connect event in Los Angeles this Thursday, December 8th. The evening, held in partnership with Spark of Love and KABC (ABC’s Los Angeles affiliate), will celebrate the holiday spirit and encourage participating fashion brands, spanning the contemporary men’s, women’s …

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BARNEYS NEW YORK TAPS ACCESSORIES INDUSTRY VETERAN AS NEW FASHION DIRECTOR

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In the new year, Marina Larroudé will join luxury retailer Barneys New York as its new Fashion Director. Larroudé has a strong background in accessories, having served as Teen Vogue‘s Fashion and Accessories Director for two years. Larroudé’s primary responsibilities fall under designer discovery, product development, and marketing. She will also be working …

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ACCESSORIES BRANDS DONATE TIME AND MERCHANDISE TO ACCESSORIES COUNCIL’S AC CARES INITIATIVE

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‘Tis the season to give back, and that’s exactly what 144 altruistic accessories brands did this week. On Tuesday night, the Accessories Council hosted its first annual AC Cares/Beads of Love event and by all measures, it was a rousing success. Over 30 volunteers from the accessories industry showed up to teach …

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EXECUTIVE MOVES: DSW GETS A NEW CFO, NEIMAN MARCUS APPOINTS INTERIM CFO/COO

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MICHAEL FUNG STEPS IN AS INTERIM CFO AT NEIMAN MARCUS Michael Fung has joined Neiman Marcus Group (NMG), effective as of November 2th, as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, a position recently vacated by Donald T. Grimes. Fung brings almost 40 years’ experience to NMG, most recently serving as Interim CFO …

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MARSHAL COHEN’S NPD BLOG: STORES SAVED BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we are reprinting a blog posting from Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst for NPD Group. The original post ran here.  That’s right. Despite the surge of online and Thanksgiving Day  in-store sales, combined with the less-than-stellar Friday  in-store sales, retailers got the …

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HOLIDAY WINDOWS: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE TAKES US TO THE LAND OF 1,000 DELIGHTS

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Last night Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled its holiday windows, without sparing any expense or fanfare. The spectacular was presented by Mastercard and the build up to the unveiling included a performance of The Nutcracker Suite performed by 85 dancers from the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School’s pre-professional division. …

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EXECUTIVE SHAKE-UPS AT FERRAGAMO AND DVF

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FERRAGAMO BRINGS ON TWO NEW DESIGN DIRECTORS Guillaume Meilland and Fulvio Rigoni have been appointed as design directors of mens and womenswear, respectively, at Italian fashion label Salvatore Ferragamo. The announcement completes a new, three-person creative team, where Paul Andrew has served as the women’s footwear designer since September. “I am convinced that …

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“MASTERWORKS: UNPACKING FASHION” EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE MET, IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND

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This weekend may be the last relaxing one before the holiday rush, so if you’re in New York, take in The Costume Institute’s new exhibit. Opening today, “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion” serves as a peek inside the museum’s extensive fashion archives that have amassed over its seven decade-history. With about 60 …

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SNEAK PEEK AT COACH HOUSE, OPENING TOMORROW (HINT: IT’S AMAZING!)

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Coach has outdone itself with its new three-story Fifth Avenue flagship, opening tomorrow in honor of its 75th anniversary. Accessories Magazine was lucky enough this morning to get a sneak peek of the store, which is one part art installation, one part leather apron-wearing craftsmen doing on-site monogramming and construction demonstrations, …

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OUR AWARD PICKS FOR THE ACCESSORIES COUNCIL SUMMIT

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The accessories industry turned out Monday for the annual Accessories Council Summit, where the day’s agenda was all about learning and networking. Here, a quick overview of the speakers and panelists, plus a few “awards” that Accessories Magazine would like to bestow: #1. THE MOST RIDICULOUSLY GORGEOUS WORK VENUE EVER: HEARST TOWER …