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Report: Retail Real Estate Will Stabilize Despite Hitting New Low

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Boston—Colliers International, a leading global real estate services firm, released its annual report on retail real estate trends showing new retail construction will hit a 25 year low in 2010. However, according to Colliers’ 2010 Retail Trends & Opportunities report, retail vacancies will stabilize in many markets. “We aren’t out …

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Item of the Day

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This camouflage tote from Elle Nicole certainly has its marching orders! This budget and eco-conscious (yet equally stylish) sister of the Danielle Nicole line caught our attention for its Lucy tote—incorporating the season’s hot military trend without being too over-the-top. The combination of whip-stitched handles, gold mini studs, quilting and …

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FABB 2010: The accessories industry’s largest charity event has a new party concept

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New York–The Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball (FABB), the accessories industry’s largest fundraising event, is starting off its 21st annual ball on Tuesday, May 4 in New York with a new concept: a more than three-hour cocktail party, dancing and a “dinner-by-the-bite” buffet.“As we start our third decade, FABB is taking …

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Dog Day Afternoon: Christofle Hosts Bring Your Dog to Shop Day

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New York–Sit! Stay! Shop! Such was the thinking behind Christofle’s dog-friendly recent retail event, held during I Love NYC Pets Month. The Madison Avenue silver and crystal boutique, which has long had relationships with animal-friendly charities, decided to lavish its customers (and their beloved dogs) with treats for all. While …

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Accessories Magazine Launches Daily E-Newsletter and Links all Online Properties and Services

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New York— It’s here! Effective with this inaugural Daily Accessories News Flash, telling you what’s hot now in the world of accessories, Accessories magazine (aka the “Voice of the Industry”) kicks off an aggressive initiative linking all online properties and services. Starting with our daily e-newsletter, which you will receive …

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Michael Kors to Open Boutique in Tokyo

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TOKYO–Michael Kors will open its first 1,400-square-feet boutique on Tokyo’s upscale Omotesando Avenue this September partnering with local Toshiaki Tashiro. Carrying Michael Kors’ fragrances and accessories, including handbags, shoes, eyewear and watches in his signature lifestyle concept store, the Omotesando shop will be followed by shop-in-shops in department stores in …