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EXPRESS YOURSELF: DIY FASHION STATIONS GO UPSCALE

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We’re in a strong climate of self-expression—from loud-and-proud protest messages to highly personalized street style that challenges top-down fashion dictates. Designers have made it easy to accessorize this moment with an endless array of DIY accessories that can be mixed-and-matched for any mood…or built from scratch.  This is being done …

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CHATTING FALL TRENDS WITH BLOOMINGDALE’S FASHION DIRECTOR OF ACCESSORIES & BEAUTY ERICA RUSSO

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As we wrap up May Market Week, 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 …

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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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BERGDORF GOODMAN UNVEILS SPRING WINDOWS DESIGNED BY SALES ASSOCIATES

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Bergdorf Goodman’s spring windows definitely recognize the style talent of its sales associates. For the first time ever, and as part of the store’s spring campaign “BG Style Experts,” the retailer invited 25 of its sales associates (from both men’s and women’s stores) to show their skills and decorate the …

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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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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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HOLIDAY WINDOWS: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE TAKES US TO THE LAND OF 1,000 DELIGHTS

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Last night Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled its holiday windows, without sparing any expense or fanfare. The spectacular was presented by Mastercard and the build up to the unveiling included a performance of The Nutcracker Suite performed by 85 dancers from the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School’s pre-professional division. …

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EXECUTIVE SHAKE-UPS AT FERRAGAMO AND DVF

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FERRAGAMO BRINGS ON TWO NEW DESIGN DIRECTORS Guillaume Meilland and Fulvio Rigoni have been appointed as design directors of mens and womenswear, respectively, at Italian fashion label Salvatore Ferragamo. The announcement completes a new, three-person creative team, where Paul Andrew has served as the women’s footwear designer since September. “I am convinced that …