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Boots that Shape You Up

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

You’ve surely heard about FitFlops, the shoe that “shapes you up while you walk.” Originally conceived as a cellulite fighting solution, FitFlop was created by Marcia Kilgore (founder of Bliss Spa and a former personal trainer). Biomechanically engineered with a doctor-designed, patent-pending Microwobbleboard™ midsole, muscle-activating technology, FitFlops now include shaping …

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Item of the Day

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You don’t have to twist our arm—or hair—for that matter to get us to fall for this quirky new design. Sean and Erika Potter of Medieval Metal originally sold hand-wrapped metal wine glasses, however the glasses shattered in delivery leaving them with only the remaining metal spiral. Might not have worked …

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Messeca Launches Footwear Line

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–Rio de Janeiro native Jacques Messeca has been providing private-label design and sourcing for top U.S. and European footwear retailers since 1992. This fall he launches his own eponymous label–Messeca–with high-level design at approachable pricepoints (retails range from $99 to $309). The 20-style launch features a broad range of …

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Item of the Day

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We’ve found a clutch that stands on its own. Literally. Only Joseph Janus, creative/design director for Bodhi handbags, could think of such a genius idea. The Sanskrit word Bodhi translated means “enlightenment”, “awakening” and “to know.” Well, we’re certainly glad the “enlightened” finally figured out how to manage the beloved …

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Parsons Hosts Benefit

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New York–At its annual benefit this week to raise funds for scholarships and academic programs, Parsons The New School for Design honored Dr. William K. Fung, Group Managing Director of Li & Fung Limited, and fashion designer Vera Wang at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The event raised $1.2 million for …

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Item of the Day

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Calling all Willy Wonka’s–we’ve found our golden ticket! A sweet, savory chunk of dark chocolate that contains ZERO calories. Too good to be true? Not really. Watch brand odm has created a digital tease that has us salivating. With this sweet silicon creation wrapped around your wrist you can take a piece of …

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Facts About Fashion Fakes

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

Arlington, VA–To mark the 10th anniversary of World Intellectual Property Day this week, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released a fact sheet identifying the impact counterfeiting has on the U.S. apparel, accessories and footwear industries. “Each year, footwear, apparel, and fashion accessories rank at the top of the …