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TREND FINDER: ANIMAL MOTIFS

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Animal motifs have been a key inspiration for accessory designers and brands. Retailers have a variety of options to choose from, look to dogs, cats and horses inspiring statement jewelry and quirky add-ons like colorful key chains and cellphone cases. Where to find Animal Motifs (sponsored): Bill Skinner Rose gold …

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Trend Finder: Metallics

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

For Fall/Winter 2016 bold metallics adds a clean touch of glam and shine to fashion accessories. Retailers can expect this trend to be present in handbags, mini-bags, shoes and keychains.  Look too gold and brasses hues, as well as a significant rise in silver metallic finishes. Where to Find Metallics …

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Trend Finder: Leaves and Vines

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Designers and brands look into nature once again with the resurgence of leaves and vines in accessories. This trend is especially evident on metallic fancy jewelry, though it’s also rendered on coldweather gear such as scarves. Where to Find Leaves and Vines (Sponsored):   Konstantin by Adorn USA TRIBAL/GLAM/LIGHT/ELEMENTS Go …

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Trend Finder: Spiritual Accessories

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Spiritual motifs such as evil eyes, hamsas, crosses and dream catchers make a major statement for Pre-Fall 2016.  Adorning necklaces, earrings and bracelets, look to pendant and charm accents to create a personal statement. Where to Find Spiritual Accessories (Sponsored):   Andrea Barnett Ltd. Gemstones w/bronze, Sterling medals Style Number: …

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Trend Finder: Insects and Bugs

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Motifs of insects make for cutely chic accessories. For Pre-Fall ’16, think of gilded butterflies on headbands, jewelry with bug-shaped details, and bags and cellphone covers with insect prints and embellishments as some of the items to watch for. Where to Find Insects and Bugs (Sponsored): Eugenia Kim Delicate goldtone …

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Trend Finder: Letters and Words

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

If you can’t say it, just wear it. Trending right now in fashion are cheeky statement accessories, with designers like Jeremy Scott showing them on the runways lately. For retailers, brands have been rendering this wordplay trend into fun items like scarves, clutches, and jewelry. Where to Find Letters and …

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Chamilia Releases Puzzle Charm for Autism Awareness Month

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

During April 2016, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Chamilia (www.chamilia.com), a Swarovski Company, announced that it will continue to support its program to donate 5% of proceeds from its “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm to the Autism Research Institute. The brand became interested in supporting these efforts after learning that in 2012 the Centers for Disease …

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Item of the Day: Lagos

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Dolce & Gabbana. Marks & Spencer. Tiffany & Co., R&B, and P&L. When you’re talking about corporate togetherness, the ampersand (a corruption of the phrase “and (&) per se and”) is something of an iconic symbol. And, in one of his latest charm additions, designer Steven Lagos pays tribute to …

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Item of the Day: OHM x Uglydoll

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

Ugly is a word gaining momentum in the fashion industry. Whether it’s Iris Apfel, the accessories queen, quoting her lack of beauty as a driving force behind her style, or young street wear designers eschewing traditional models on the runway, unusual “anti-fashion” looks are undermining traditional representations of beauty in fashion. At …

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Trend Finder: Charms

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Charms are always in style. Throw on oversized metal-encrusted coins, religious and architectural motifs for a bohemian vibe or keep it fun and care-free with bright colorful tassels or the classic evil eye with a modern twist. Where to Find Charms (Sponsored):   Honey Rose & K White horn w/ …

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Item of the Day: Jemma Sands

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Known as a “mala” (Sanskrit for garland), a string of beads often combined with charms and a tassel, are often thought of as a meditation tool, one that help focus the mind. In traditional Buddhist culture, tassels are symbolic of lotus blossoms, which represent and promote enlightenment. Charms are representative …

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Trend Finder: Words

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Word up! For Fall/Winter 15-16, let your accessories do all the talking. Simple words and messages inscribed on fur, silky scarves, plated jewelry and playful purses are unique conversation pieces that are sure to make a bold statement.    Where to Find Words (Sponsored):   Something Special “Love” Military Jewel …

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Trend Finder: Monograms

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Monogram detailing is making a strong statement for Pre-Fall accessories! Putting a custom and personal touch on handbags and jewelry is chic and unique.  Look to initials, words or even numbers to represent something important and make a lasting statement. Where to Find Monograms (Sponsored):   Danecraft Layered CZ Initial …

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Trend Finder: Spiritual Motifs

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

We don’t need a crystal ball to see that spiritual motifs are a hot trend for Fall.  Evil eyes, Hamsas and Buddhas adorn and accent beaded necklaces, crystal bracelets and even appear as placement designs on handbags.  Creating a zen-like feel, these versatile accessories create a sense of encouragement and …