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ARE FOOD & WATER FASHION’S NEXT FRONTIER?

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Checked Instagram lately? You’re just as apt to see the hottest foodie trend (hint: #unicornfood) or Millennial Pink water bottle than the latest jewelry style. The US Commerce Department’s March retail sales report showed that food services and drinking places sales in the first three months of this year rose 3%, while department store sales slid 6.6% and clothing and fashion accessories stores sales fell 2.6%.

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NEW BERGDORF GOODMAN CONCEPT SHOP TO CHANNEL LINDA FARGO’S TASTE AND STYLE

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Consumers will soon be able own some of the “tastes, latest obsessions and fascinations” of Linda Fargo, Bergdorf Goodman’s Senior Vice President, Women’s Fashion Director and Store Presentation. Bergdorf Goodman is launching a new concept shop called Linda’s at Bergdorf Goodman. With a soft launch this Saturday in-store and online on BG.com, the …

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GUCCI MAKEOVER BOOSTS SALES A RECORD 48.3%

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The Gucci Effect–fashion’s newfound willingness to mix pieces of clashing moods, patterns and genres into a completely unique whole–isn’t just driving trends in fashion, it’s exploding the Gucci brand proper. According to reports, Gucci sales rose a record 48.3% on a comp bases in 2017’s fiscal Q1.  Wholesale rose 37% and Gucci stores …

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J.CREW TO CUT 250 JOBS IN REORGANIZATION

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Changes are afoot at J.Crew. The company recently lost its iconic Creative Director when Jenny Lyons stepped down, and the company is reorganizing to better position itself for sustainable and profitable growth. To that end, J.Crew will cut approximately 150 full-time and 100 open positions, primarily from its corporate headquarters. Such changes are …

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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. Location: …

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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 …