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TREND FINDER: ANIMAL PRINTS

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Animal prints prove to have major staying power for Fall/Winter 2016-17.  Accessories such as handbags, footwear and sunglasses are reinvented with this feminine and feline pattern.  A variation of styles ranging from tiny cheetah designs to over-sized leopard and tiger stripes create a bold and modern option for retailers. WHERE …

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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: Lace

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Lace is always feminine and often creates a soften look.  For Fall 2016 look to an abundance of lace used in jewelry, handbags and even tech cases. This delicate material is given a harder edge when layered and mixed with heavy metals and hardware. Where to Find Lace (Sponsored): LK …

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BOTKIER LAUNCHES FOOTWEAR

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

The Botkier brand is well known for its handbags, especially its famous Trigger style that made the label an early sensation. Now, Botkier is expanding into footwear, right on the heels of its fashion jewelry revival. Botkier did dabble in shoes once before in 2008 with a limited collection in honor …

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TOP FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATIONS CALL FOR CHANGE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE REGULATIONS

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

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This morning, common interests in the footwear industry crossed international borders in a joint statement issued to U.S. and European governments by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC), and Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA). Together, the associations called upon …

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Trend Finder: Denim

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Denim is not just about wearing jeans now. For Pre-Fall ’16, denim is a hot accessory trend. Selections available include chic compact cross body bags and clutches, fedoras, and even sneakers and espadrilles. Where to Find Denim (Sponsored):   Colette Malouf Denim Tie Dark Blue Turban Style Number: 16SH-478-811-DBL SRP: …

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Americana Style Guide

In What's New, Industry News, Style Guide by samuel

We’re all #TEAMUSA these days, with Memorial Day in May, Independence Day in July, the Olympics in August and Election Day in November. It’s no wonder we’re all feeling a bit star spangled! Check out these Americana-inspired items, both literal and abstract.       Dynamic Asia Americana sun hat & …

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Trend Finder: Rain Gear

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Who says rainy days are dull? We don’t think so, especially as rain gear takes a fun spin as brands look into sturdy materials such as nylon, plastic, and vinyl in various colors for their merchandise. Watch for quirky umbrellas, handbag raincoats, and water repellent footwear and bags. Where to Find …