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It’s cold outside, but at least your hands are staying warm inside your soft kidskin gloves. You’re running late, it took 10 minutes to squeeze your oversized watch into those gloves. Now, imagine running late, wanting to keep those fabulous gloves on, AND needing to check the time on your …

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Zappos CEO Pens Success Story

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Tony Hsieh built a billion dollar company on the premise of customer service and employee satisfaction. In his new hardcover book, “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose,” Hsieh reveals the coveted secrets to his success as CEO of Zappos.com. Harvard-educated and former founder of LinkExchange, Hsieh recounts …

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Retailers and Handbag Vendors Agree to New Industry Standards on Lead

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Oakland, CA–More than 40  retailers and vendors, including Macy’s, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Guess, Victoria’s Secret and Saks, have agreed to set new industry-wide standards limiting lead in handbags, small leathergoods and other accessories including footwear. The pledge comes as part of a recent $1.7 million legal settlement with the …

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We’re literally going wild for all of the animal prints in accessories this season. It doesn’t always have to be so literal though—just check out this feisty fedora by Nine West, who decided to add a bit of a twist to the typical leopard and cheetah print. The bold black …

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CFDA Presents 2010 Winners

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New York–The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) celebrated the winners and honorees the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at a star-studded event held Monday at Lincoln Center. Marc Jacobs won Womenswear Designer of the Year, while Alexis Bittar received Accessory Designer of the Year. For the ninth year in …

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You’ll be “seeing” in the rain with one of the latest innovative rainwear items on the market. It’s hard enough as it is to see more than a foot ahead of you during a downpour, but try topping that by walking in the dark of night—not a pretty sight. We …

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Bowties Get Feminized

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We’ve always been smitten with all things Drew Barrymore, so when she started wearing fun fabric bowties as her signature neckwear last summer, we took notice. Then we spotted her still wearing them in the trailer for her new movie “Going the Distance,” which is out this August. And of …

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There is no better way to receive a slap on the wrist than with the most perfect cuff. Ted Rossi, known for his beautiful cuffs won’t disappoint his fans with this new, glam-rock style. The piece, designed for the girl who is both edgy and feminine, is the go-to piece …

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Gap and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Introduce Limited-Edition Collection

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SAN FRANCISCO–Yesterday Gap debuted its limited-edition collection of designs created exclusively for Gap by this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) winners—emerging designers Monique Péan, Patrik Ervell and Sophie Théallet. Unlike the previous three years, where CVFF designers had a more restricted assignment (i.e. “create a classic white shirt” or “create …

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Liz Lange Debuts Belt Line

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Orangeburg, NY–Pregnancy: beautiful and exciting. Pregnancy weight gain: Not so much. To help women deal with pregnancy weight gain and post-baby weight loss, maternity clothing and accessories guru Liz Lange has joined forces with Invisibelt manufacturer for a new licensed product. Invisibump by Invisibelt for Liz Lange features Invisibelt’s signature …

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We know it can be difficult to think about the chilly days of fall, especially as the temperatures around us rise—but we feel the need to bring to your attention what fantastic fall designs are in store. Ease into the next season in style with this cozy knit creation by …