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Week in Review: 10 Must-Reads

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—Just because it was a shorter week for many of us—between Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah—there was no shortage of interesting fashion and retail news. Of course, the start of New York Fashion Week takes top billing this week—and next. The 10th annual Style Awards on Wednesday launched fashion …

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Retail Report Reveals “Best” and “Worst” Retailers of 2012 Season?

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

Charleston, SC—How do you measure what makes a retailer the “best” or “worst” of 2012? Well, According to America’s Research Group (ARG), which today released its Updated Retail Report, you have to taken into account customer retention. “A well-marketed, well-merchandised retailer needs to retain 80% or more of its customer …

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NRF Recognizes Amazon, Crocs, Kohl’s, Lululemon as Innovators, Leaders at Retail

In What's New, People, Profiles by Accessories Staff

Washington—Retailers who think outside the box when it comes to innovative practices are being recognized for their achievements by their peers. The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced Wednesday that Amazon, Crocs, Kohl’s and lululemon are the latest winners of the trade association’s annual awards. Presented to the recipients on Tuesday, …

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Ukala Sydney Launches Footwear in USA

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Sydney, Australia—From Down Under to around the world: that’s the latest from Australian footwear brand Ukala Sydney, which reported this week securing key partnerships with a number of big name retailers in the United States and Europe. Starting this month, Ukala’s fall/winter collection of footwear, many made from Australian Merino …