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Item of the Day: K. Bell

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

Sharks have been in the news and not just because it’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel this week. Eight people have been attacked by sharks so far this summer along the North Carolina coast—that’s the most attacks in one year in the 80 years for which the Florida Museum …

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Disney Enlists 9 Shoe Designers to Reimagine Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Glendale, CA—If there’s one rags-to-riches heroine who deserves the latest in transparent social occasion heels, it’s Cinderella. In celebration of the release of Disney’s live action film inspired by the classic fairy tale, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has collaborated with nine luxury designer shoe brands across the globe to assemble an …

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Week in Review: What You Missed

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—Finally something spooky for retailers that won’t frighten even most cynical of Wall Street analysts: potential Halloween sales. What once was a holiday for children who collected candy from neighbors now has turned into big business. The National Retail Federation’s latest consumer survey found American adults plan to spend …

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New Film Pays Tribute to Fashion Elders

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

New York—While the world focuses on the latest runways from Paris, dominated by 90-pound ingénues, Lina Plioplyte is devoting her first documentary to the ancient regime of NY fashion. Her debut film, “Advance Style” examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have …

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“Hunger Games” Sequel Inspires Fashion Collection at Net-a-Porter

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

New York/Santa Monica, CA—One of this fall’s most highly anticipated movie sequels, “The Hunger Fames: Catching Fire” will have its own luxury apparel and accessories collection on sale exclusively at Net-a-Porter. The film, the second installment of Lionsgate’s blockbuster “The Hunger Games” franchise, is scheduled to open Nov. 22, but …

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Material Girls (and Guy): “The Bling Ring” Opens Tonight

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Los Angeles–What will you be doing tonight? If you’re fashion-and-celebrity obsessed—or obsessed with the fashion-and-celebrity obsessed—“The Bling Ring” is just the movie for you. Sophia Coppola’s fifth feature film focuses on the ripped-from-the-headlines tale of a group of materialistic, star-struck teens who broke into celebrity homes and stole clothing, jewelry, …