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Patricia Nash Talks Tooling, Travel and Her Expanding Lifestyle Brand

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

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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Bucketfeet Relaunches Shoes With On-Demand, Zero-Waste Model

In What's New, Industry News, Footwear by Ann Loynd

Today, Chicago-based brand Bucketfeet (originally launched in 2011), returns with its mission to support creatives globally. The unisex artist-designed sneaker line is relaunching with an on-demand, direct-to-consumer model that boasts zero waste. When consumers order a style, it will be made-to-order and delivered within 10 days. Continuing with its mission …

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Item of the Day: Bill Blass Penny Sutton Boot

In Uncategorized by Ann Loynd

Luxe materials—velvet, lace, satin—will be huge for fall footwear. Bill Blass takes this trend to the next level with the Penny Sutton Boot, a utilitarian spin on sumptuous velvet. A fun transition into fall, the double-eyelet closure features ribbon lacing for a ladylike touch while a flatform outsole lends an …

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AAFA HONORS INDUSTRY LEADERS AT 2017 AMERICAN IMAGE AWARDS

In Paparazzi, What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

It was a star-studded industry evening as The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed executives and personalities from fashion and retail for its 39th AAFA American Image Awards held at the historic 583 Park Avenue. Emceed by award winning actor Alan Cumming, the event celebrated the industry’s finest while benefiting the …

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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 …