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Religious Symbols on Jewelry High on Holiday Wish Lists

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Tel Aviv—Religious gifts–especially symbols on jewelry are leading holiday sales–this year. Having tracked pre-holiday sales, U-Boutique Shops, a Holy Land Internet site, is promoting the artistic creations of small Israeli businesses and design studios to its overseas markets. The ‘Hanukkah Effect’ This year, Hanukkah begins the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. …

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Tiffany Wins over $2 Million Judgment Against Counterfeiters

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Companies selling counterfeit Tiffany jewelry just got a rude awakening. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida just awarded Tiffany & Co. $2.2 million in damages against 78 website operators (i.e. TiffanyandCoMall.com and TiffanycoOutlet.co.uk) selling counterfeit Tiffany jewels online. The judgment ordered the domain names transferred …

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Holiday Survey: Shipping, Retail Experience Are Key to Success

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Petaluma, CA—Free Shipping offers are more than a gimmick to entice online shoppers. According to its 2013 Holiday Retail Survey, MarketLive, a leading e-commerce platform for retailers, found an overwhelming majority of holiday shoppers will respond to retailers’ promotions offering free shipping, and they will ultimately shop with the retailer …

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AAFA Promotes Fashion Industry’s Positive Economic Impact

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Arlington, VA—The political stalemate that’s existed in Washington for several years—one that’s growing worse weekly—is likely to overshadow other institutions and industries. That’s why The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released Tuesday the first in a series of videos and collateral to ramp up the key role apparel, accessories …