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We’re feeling patriotic today, what with Memorial Day and July 4th just around the corner. Check out Tarina Tarantino‘s playful organza star-and-stripe ribbon bow headband—with this on, you are sure to be the belle of the BBQ. Now, lift your head up high (and your bow even higher) with pride—we …

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Handbag 101 Finalists Announced

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New York–Handbag Designer 101 and InStyle announced finalists for its Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA) honoring excellence in design. Thirty-five finalists were selected from more than 900 submissions, up 35% from 2009. Winners will be announced June 16 at Parsons The New School for Design. “The impressive 35 finalists share …

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Chinese Fashion Accessories Report Projects Export Growth

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Hong Kong–Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) has just published its China Sourcing Report: Fashion Accessories covering belts, buckles, sunglasses, optical frames, reading glasses, gloves, hats, caps, hair accessories, hosiery and neckwear. The report found most suppliers optimistic about an overall recovery from the worldwide slump, and are anticipating overseas sales to …

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Tiffany’s Q1 Earnings Up 22%

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New York–Tiffany & Co.’s first-quarter earnings more than doubled further fueling indications that mainstream as well as high-end consumers are feeling better about spending. Sales climbed 22% to $633.6 million, reversing last year’s 22% drop. Comparable store sales rose 10%. In response, Tiffany raised its earnings projection for the year …

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Rocker chicks and biker babes…we all envy their effortless (and authentic) cool. They may walk the walk and talk the talk, but it’s their signature leather jackets–crisp yet distressed to perfection–that speak for themselves. Now, meet designer Mary Myers of L.A. based handbag line Novella Royale, who hand-picks each of …

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‘Modo for Jason Wu’ Fete at Ilori

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New York—Designer Jason Wu and Filipa Fino recently hosted a cocktail party at ILORI Soho to celebrate the “Modo for Jason Wu” 2010 optical and sunglass collections. Guests in attendance included designer Jason Wu, VOGUE editors Filipa Fino, Meredith Melling-Burke, Hammish Bowles, and Kathryn Neal, socialites Becka Diamond, Alana Zimmer …

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Shake, rattle and roll (in your minds at least) with your very own ‘grown up’ version of the rattle, by Vita Fede. This hollow sterling silver-plated spherical cage ring may not make much noise, but it is sure to make a statement. A statement of the strong, silent type. Vitafede.com

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You can be the life of the party AND the after-party with this Oryany sequin creation. These matte sequins may not shine but they sure come to life (without giving off too much bling). The two-tone embelishments act as if they’re a suede surface–changing colors as you brush them into …

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Museum at FIT Explores Eco-Fashion

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New York—Want to think more about how the clothes and accessories you wear are produced and their environmental impact? The Museum at FIT celebrates green fashion with “Eco-Fashion: Going Green,” running from May 25 through Nov 13. The show explores fashion’s relationship with the environment and celebrates designers who use, …