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TREND FINDER: SUEDE

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Suede moves into a youthful direction, this now season-less material offers a wide variety of designs and styles for all markets.  Colorful bright’s as well as earthy neutral tones are used on handbags, footwear and hats.  This summer friendly material keeps it boho chic appeal but is modern with edgy …

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TREND FINDER: ANIMAL PRINTS

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Animal prints prove to have major staying power for Fall/Winter 2016-17.  Accessories such as handbags, footwear and sunglasses are reinvented with this feminine and feline pattern.  A variation of styles ranging from tiny cheetah designs to over-sized leopard and tiger stripes create a bold and modern option for retailers. WHERE …

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Trend Finder: Quilted Accessories

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

With a modern sportswear influence, quilted accessories are getting directional with elaborate pattern play.  For Pre-Fall items, this directional material is seen on handbags, backpacks and even footwear with metallic finishes, vegan friendly materials and fun hardware detailing and straps. Where to Find Quilted Accessories (Sponsored):   Rebecca Minkoff Gunmetal …

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Item of the Day: Howsty

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

One of the chief directions for spring/summer is a tribal influence. It’s a look at dovetails nicely with boho style that has been popular especially with the Millennials. A prime purveyor of the look is Spanish brand Howsty, which is expanding its presence in 18 countries and built an online …

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Item of the Day: WinterTrax

In Item of the Day, What's New by Lauren Parker

Item of the Day: WinterTrax Tomorrow is the official start of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, located in snowy, slushy,  slippery New York City. This can only mean one thing:  Fashionistas attending the shows are now faced with an unprecedented fashion vs. function dilemma. Either they wear sturdy, weather-appropriate boots (that …

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Item of the Day: Technica

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Item of the Day: Technica The weather outside is frightening…or at least headed that way. After icing the Midwest, the winter storm known as “Hercules,” is about to blast the New York to Boston corridor with “dangerously cold wind chills,” strong winds and 8 inches of snow (geez, we can’t …

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Item of the Day

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Go native with your boots—Native American that is. Boho-chic Koolaburra footwear has teamed up with Los Angeles-based designer Lauren Moshi. You may know Moshi for her apparel company that features screen print artwork that has developed a “massive cult” following. The team hopes those followers will be as equally ravenous …

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Item of the Day: Mukluks

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Item of the Day: Mukluks Go bold or go home – that’s the motto behind the tribal trend. With defined geometric patterns, folkloric florals and deep colors, this trend is still going strong! But instead of purchasing another mass produced “aboriginal inspired” product… treat yourself to one that’s authentic AND …

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Australian Commission Finds Sheepskin Boots Really Made in China

In Reports, What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

Queensland, Australia—Just as many legitimate sheepskin footwear brands have been warning, not all so-called “ugg” boots are made in Australia. Some, including those sold on “discount” internet websites, aren’t really authentically Australian, they say. Such is the case with online e-tailer Happiness Road, which sells under the name “Koala Jack.” …