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Barneys Resumes CEO Search?

In Reports, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–The New York Post and other media outlets reported today that Barneys, the New York-based upscale specialty retailer, is again looking for a CEO, a post that’s been vacant for nearly two years. Last November, Barneys purportedly received a cash injection of $50 million in exchange for a controlling stake from billionaire supermarket owner …

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LVMH Report Signals Luxury Rebound?

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Paris–This week’s strong first quarter showing by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is fueling speculation that the “austerity chic” has ended for affluent consumers. When LVMH, the world’s leading luxurygoods conglomerate reported that its first-quarter revenue exceeded expectations, hitting 13% over the same period last year, many analysts project that …

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Cangles Benefit Save the Earth Org

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Palm Desert, CA–Save the Earth Foundation has signed a license agreement with Cangles, LLC, a family owned business making handmade recycled one-of-a-kind jewelry from aluminum cans and utilizing the Save the Earth logo and trademarks. “These bangles and cuffs will be an important and exciting addition to our eco-friendly product …

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Tsubo Relaunches Hip Comfort Shoes

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Alameda, CA–Tsubo literally translates to “pressure point” in Japanese, but the relaunch of the Tsubo footwear line translates to “hip comfort” in our book. Tsubo (pronounced “soo-bow”) is a design-driven footwear brand led by British footwear designer Nick O’Rourke, a Reebok alum and “athleisure” pioneer, and Fiona Adams, formerly of …

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Dorfman Pacific Licenses Stetson

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Stockton, CA—Headwear company Dorfman Pacific has reached a licensing deal with Stetson. The deal includes dress, cloth caps, outdoor and golf headwear for men and women. “For an American company to add an American heritage brand to its portfolio is always a cause for celebration,” said Dorfman Pacific CEO Douglas …

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Coach Sues Dallas Retailer Over Alleged Fakes

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Dallas–Coach Inc. is suing Sam Moon Trading Co., saying the Dallas-based fashion accessories retailer prominently displays and sells counterfeit Coach handbags and wallets in its stores. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Dallas, claims the sale of the handbags dilutes Coach’s trademark. Investigators purchased four handbags at Sam Moon stores …

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Uniqlo Eyes 2nd NY Store

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New York—Uniqlo, a Japanese fast fashion chain that competes with H&M and Gap, may be opening a second store at 666 Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street, a site previously occupied by Brooks Brothers. Uniqlo opened its first global flagship store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood in 2006. If the deal is confirmed, the …