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Swatch Chairman Nicolas Hayek Dies

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Biel, Switzerland—Nicolas Hayek, aka “Mr. Swatch,” one of the leaders in turning around the Swiss watch industry in 1980s, died today at age 82. Hayek, who was chairman of the Swatch Group, the largest watch manufacturing company in the world, died of a heart attack, according to a Swiss news …

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Just because it’s cold and gray outside (well it will be soon enough!) doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on color or style. Let us introduce you to London-based designer Jane Carr, who has built her fashion label for five years and continues to create magnificent hand-crafted accessories made from …

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Benn Kuhn’s motto is  “we don’t make the scarf you wear, we make it blossom.” That that’s exactly what the dixi-lu does–it takes any scarf ( or piece of material for that matter) and turns it in to a blossoming voluminous budding flower. Just place any scarf underneath the metal …

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Searching for that warm and fuzzy feeling? Look no further; we’ve found you a bag that will bring you that loving feeling all season long. This Aridza Bross creation has incorporated all of the latest fall trends into one handbag. Crafted from soft aged leather, rich spice colors, embellished with studs and surrounded …

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While we love all the fabric flower necklaces that have been so popular lately–whether mounted on bibs or hanging off ribbons–we have to admit they’ve become quite ubiquitous. That’s why this metal flower necklace from sculptor and designer Sarah Cavender caught our eye. Hand-crafted from metal mesh screens, these flowers …

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Swarovski Expands Licensed Boutique Model at Airports, Casinos

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New York—Airports and casinos are about to get a bit more sparkly. Swarovski fashion jewelry company is aggressively expanding its licensed retail boutique model, targeting high-traffic airports, casinos, malls and hospitality locations. The boutiques will offer Swarovski’s full range of fashion jewelry, watches, home accessories and décor objects. While Swarovski …