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Patricia Nash Talks Tooling, Travel and Her Expanding Lifestyle Brand

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In just seven years, Knoxville, Tennessee-based brand Patricia Nash Designs has become a major department store accessories label, most recently taking its signature tooled and vintage-style leather handbags into footwear, scarves and travel accessories. Accessories caught up with CEO and President Patricia Nash to discuss her path into her own …

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Bill Blass Brand Under Chris Benz to Launch Nov. 2

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New York—Bill Blass, the designer brand established in 1970 that became associated with classic American style, is back. Today, the brand is poised to re-enter the market with a modern strategy, catering exclusively to e-commerce customers worldwide.  The launch collection, designed under Creative Director Chris Benz, includes women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, …

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Global 100 Brands: Tech Dominates Traditional Retail, Consumer Brands

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New York—In its 16th annual Best Global Brands report, released Tuesday, Interbrand points out the 100 most valuable global brands. Technology and automotive brands dominate this year’s ranking, holding a combined 28 positions. Technology brands, in particular, dominate—collectively making up more than a third (33.6%) of the total value of …

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Expert: What Makes a Brand? Ask Political Candidates

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Industry Experts

As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm that raises money and handles mergers and acquisitions for companies in accessories, apparel, retail and other consumer products businesses. For a partial list of Triangle Capital LLC transactions by industry, …

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Snooki Launches Jewelry Pendant

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Seaside Heights, NJ (“Da shore”)–Oh no she d’int! Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the pint-sized guidette from reality series “Jersey Shore” has launched an accessory item. And no it’s not a hair poof. The limited-edition, created pink sapphire-encrusted Snooki Party Ball 2011 pendant is a nod to her New Year’s Eve role …