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KERING EYEWEAR AND MAISON CARTIER ENTER EYEWEAR AGREEMENT

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In a move that could turn out to shake up the luxury eyewear industry, Kering Eyewear has entered an agreement to develop, manufacture and distribute Maison Cartier eyewear. The deal includes Compagnie Financière Richemont, Cartier’s owner, acquiring a minority stake of 30% of Kering Eyewear and integrating Cartier’s manufacturing facilities in …

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ACCESSORIES COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 21ST ANNUAL ACE AWARDS HONOREES

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Every year, the Accessories Council pays tribute to leading designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging brands who have made significant contributions to the accessories industry over the last year at its Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards. This year marks the 21st year and the ceremony is scheduled for Monday, August 7, …

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IVANKA TRUMP FINE JEWELRY FOLDS IN FAVOR OF MASS MARKET LINE

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Ivanka Trump is eliminating its fine jewelry collection, which has been floundering in recent months, and is turning its jewelry efforts into promoting its mass market line instead. Abigail Klem, president of the company since its founder’s departure post-election, issued a statement saying, “As part of our company’s commitment to offering …

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NRF AND OBJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP PARTNER ON RETAIL TECHNOLOGY

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) and Object Management Group (OMG) have announced their new partnership that allows for OMG to manage a portion of the functions previously performed by NRF’s Association for Retail Technology Standards division. Under the partnership, OMG will assume responsibility for the following standards: • Retail Data …

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UNDER ARMOUR TAPS CLAY DEAN AS CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

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Under Armour has announced that Clay Dean has joined its executive ranks as Chief Innovation Officer. Dean comes to the company after more than 20 years at General Motors (GM) and will be responsible for driving Under Armour’s global vision and strategy for Innovation, and cross-functional collaboration with its internal Design, Marketing, Product, …

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NAUTICA INKS LICENSING DEAL WITH MUNDI WESTPORT GROUP FOR HANDBAGS AND MORE

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Nautica Apparel, Inc., a subsidiary of VF Sportswear Inc., a division of VF Corporation, has signed a licensing agreement with Mundi Westport Group for the licensed manufacture and distribution of Nautica Women’s handbags, small leather goods, tech and travel accessories. In keeping with Nautica’s water-loving look, the first collection will incorporate a bright …

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STEVEN ALAN SIGNS LEATHER GOODS LICENSE WITH BAG STUDIO

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Fashion’s favorite American casual wear brand Steven Alan has teamed up with BAG STUDIO in a licensing agreement to launch a collection of men’s and women’s bags and travel pieces, in keeping with Steven Alan’s unique, casual yet intentional, timeless aesthetic. The partnership was brokered by Steven Alan’s agency, Los Angeles-based ACI Licensing, …

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NY WOMEN’S TRADE SHOW WRAP-UP: COTERIE, ACCESSORIES THE SHOW, SOLE COMMERCE, ETC.

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There was lots of excitement at the Jacob Javits convention center last week, and not just because New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was there with his golden shovel breaking ground on the space’s $1.5 billion expansion project. The multi-show NY Women’s marketplace (including Coterie, EDIT, Stitch, AccessoriesTheShow, Sole Commerce, fame …