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ITEM OF THE DAY: CATHERINE WEITZMAN FLORAL PENDANTS

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Spring weather has FINALLY arrived and New York City has exploded with red tulips, purple hyacinths, yellow daffodils and other colorful floral combinations–the perfect backdrop for our all-black-all-the-time wardrobe. So while we’re not ready to bust out the floral clothing–let’s not get crazy)–these charming floral pendants by Cathereine Weitzman Jewelry are getting …

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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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ITEM OF THE DAY: RAY-BAN BLAZE

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Ready to up your sunglass game? Check out Ray-Ban’s newest Blaze collection. This collection is as edgy literally as it is stylistically, featuring all metal laser-cut shapes. The flat lens-over-frame construction revamps the iconic Ray-Ban shapes for a clean-cut perspective. Look for it on original Ray-Ban icons such as the Round, Clubmaster, Shooter and …