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Accessories Magazine’s Merchants Hall of Fame Spotlight: Nancy Pastor, Macy’s Merchandising

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People

To celebrate all the Inductees into Accessories Magazine’s 2015 Merchants Hall of Fame, we will spotlight one merchant a day leading up the FABB ball this evening, where Accessories Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Lauren Parker will present the awards. To see the entire list of inductees over the years, click here. NANCY …

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Store Savvy: Nasty’s Gal’s 1st Store Takes the Brand from Clicks to Bricks

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Los Angeles–A bold neon sign hangs in the window stating, “No, it’s not a porn site.” Eye-catching? Yes. Necessary? Probably not anymore. Nasty Gal–a buzzy, super-successful online fashion site for trendy, free-thinking women–just opened its first retail location, and the name is finally overriding its Name. Nasty Gal’s garage-to-cult-status success …

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10 Minutes With…BaubleBar

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A new $10 million investment is set to make BaubleBar’s already-hot fashion jewelry site even hotter. Founded in 2011 by two friends from Harvard Business School, New York-based jewelry e-tailer BaubleBar has since been setting the fashion jewelry world on fire because it understands what women want: trend-driven fashion jewelry …

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Fred Segal to ‘Reinvent Retail Experience’; Paul Blum Named CEO of Parent Co.

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New York—Sandow, owner of LA-based retailer Fred Segal, has plenty to talk about this week. For one, the company has partnered with equity investor Evolution Media Partners. Secondly, Paul Blum, best known for helming brands such as David Yurman, Kenneth Cole and Juicy Couture, has been named Sandow’s chief executive …

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10 Minutes With…Heidi Hoelzer, VP/GMM of Women’s, Scoop

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Hailed as the “ultimate closet” shopping experience, Scoop currently has 16 stores (including an e-commerce business). Heidi Hoelzer, VP/GMM of Women’s, has been with the company for eight years, guiding the retailer to target a 25 to 45-year-old customer who’s “fashionable without being too trendy, and is always effortlessly chic …

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Accessories Magazine Honors 2014 Merchants Hall of Fame Inductees

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New York—Accessories magazine is proud to announce the 4th round of inductees into its annual Merchants Hall of Fame. The recipients were selected by the vendor and retailing community for their exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen. Each received a full-page profile in Merchants Hall of Fame section in the …

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JCPenney “Pleased” with December Sales, Wall Street? Not So Much

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Plano, TX—JCPenney reported today that it was “pleased” with its holiday sales performance. However, Wall Street responded to the scant report with a drop in the beleaguered department store’s shares. Following its recent trend toward revealing monthly comparable store sales, JCPenney only released a two-paragraph statement sans figures for its …

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Retail Rap: Talking with Shopbop’s DMM Stephanie Nelson

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As part of a continuing series, Accessories talks with key accessories merchants. Here, Stephanie Nelson, DMM Accessories at Shopbop,  New York, talks Holiday 2013 and Resort 2014 business and projections. Shopbop was launched in 2000 as a small boutique for hard-to-find denim lines but soon turned into a full-fledged fashion …