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OUR FAVORITE SPRING 2017 FASHION ADS (SO FAR)

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The Spring fashion runway shows already seem sooooo September 2016, but fashion designers are now highlighting their greatest hits in their Spring 2017 ad campaigns. Below, a look at some of the chosen themes and items that are bound to take off: Gucci’s Gothiclettering, punk/classic mashup (buzz cuts, facial tattoos and …

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NORDSTROM’S NEW EXECS TO FOCUS ON ‘STORE OF THE FUTURE’

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Nordstrom, Inc. has announced two new appointments that are bringing the department store in the direction of the “Store of the Future.” The company created a new executive team role, Chief Innovation Officer, and named long-time company leader Geevy Thomas to the position. It also announced Karen McKibbin as president, …

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Yes, the Shoe Fits! Why You Should Carry Shoes in Your Store

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In recent years, department stores and specialty chains have stepped up their footwear game with revamped, expanded and elevated shoe departments. Macy’s has the largest shoe department in the world at 66,000 square feet, while Saks Fifth Avenue’s 10022-SHOE department has its own zip code. Barneys has a 22,000 square …

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Moves: Coach Names New CFO; Nordstrom CTO Leaving

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Coach, Inc. announced the appointment of Kevin G. Wills as Chief Financial Officer, effective no later than March 2017. Mr. Wills joins Coach from AlixPartners LLP, a global business advisory firm, where he has served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer since March 2014. “Kevin brings nearly 30 years of broad-based and relevant retail and …

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Accessories Magazine Offers Trend Presentations at Trade Shows Next Week

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What will be the key fashion themes for Spring/Summer 2017? What about the hottest accessories items? Accessories magazine is excited to announce that it has teamed up with fashion trade show industry leader, UBM Fashion Group, to execute three exciting initiatives.  This January 8-10 at Javits Center, Accessories magazine will …

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2017 Retail Predictions: From Marshal Cohen, NPD Group

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What will 2017 bring to the retail industry? Accessories caught up with Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc., who puts the past data, current thoughts and future projections into his crystal ball for us. Here, some notes from our chat. Are you optimistic for women’s accessories in …

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Item of the Day: Veggani Faux Fur Clutch

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It’s one thing to design “vegan” leather handbags, it’s another to live the lifestyle…and pass on that enthusiasm and authenticity to retailers and consumers. A PETA Approved company, Veggani was founded in 2015 in Philadelphia and is a trademark of Conscientious Trends, LLC. Founder and Designer Laura de Waal’s goal …