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Trend Finders: Emojis

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Fashion incorporating symbols from tech and texting culture has hit both the junior and adult market with apparel and accessories featuring fun emojis. This kitschy trend allows consumers to express themselves with these simple and recognizable symbols. 🙂 Where to Find Emojis (Sponsored): Alison Lou 14k yellow gold pendant with …

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Get Tomorrow’s Trends Today with Accessories Directions SS 2016 Report!

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New York–Spring Fever is upon us, but at Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting, brought to you by Accessories Magazine, we’ve been thinking about Spring/Summer 2016—and so should you. Trends happen faster than ever, driving demand for accessories trend projections that are right on the money. Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting offers the …

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Nordstrom Kicks off Expanded ‘Shoes of Prey’ Program

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Nordstrom is expanding its partnership with Shoes of Prey, an Australian-based retailer that features online “Design Your Own Shoes” studios. The partnership brings the virtual design experience to a physical shop-in-shop concept, with hundreds of thousands of design permutations, all at the consumer’s fingertips. To celebrate the latest shop at the Paramus, NJ store, on …

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Hermès 2014 Net Profit Surges, “Easily Tops the Mark of Luxury Peers”

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Paris—Hermès International’s strategy of pursuing the uppermost reaches of the affluent market has paid off again for the luxury Maison. Today, Hermès reported a 7% increase in its operating profit to $1.3 billion euros (about $1.48 billion). Net profit for the year climbed to 859 million euros (about $938.5 million)/ …

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Rocky Brands Enters Lifestyle Footwear with 2 Collections

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Nelsonville, OH—Long known for its outdoor, work, western, duty and commercial military portfolio of footwear brands, Rocky Brands is establishing roots in the lifestyle markets through its recently acquired Creative Recreation and newly launched Rocky 4EurSole collections. “Our long-time brands— Rocky, Georgia Boot and Durango – are in segments that …

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NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, athletic performance footwear and bags. According to The NPD Group, Inc., the global information company, U.S. consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear, and accessories last year. The additional $2 billion …