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QVC Goes Live in Italy

In eCommerce, What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Ciao, QVC! American home shopping channel QVC continues to enter new international markets. QVC has just gone live in the Italian market, selling fashion brands such as Kathy Van Zeeland, Tignanello, Kipling, Nina Leonard, Bric’s, Bills and Sesto Marino. The retailer will target an audience of more than 18 million …

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New Pawn Market: Designer Handbags?

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San Diego—Using a retail model similar to those in estate fine jewelry and watches, The Handbag Buyer is a new venture where women can sell their Louis Vuitton, Chanel or Prada handbags for quick cash. The store, a subsidiary of San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), will also be selling “pre-owned” …

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New California Cadmium Limits Increase Demands for Federal Regulations

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North Kingston, RI—Responding to a new state law limiting cadmium in children’s jewelry that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed this week, the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) once again urged consumer organizations, retailers and jewelry manufacturers to work toward a voluntary federal standard on cadmium and other heavy …