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Messeca Launches Footwear Line

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–Rio de Janeiro native Jacques Messeca has been providing private-label design and sourcing for top U.S. and European footwear retailers since 1992. This fall he launches his own eponymous label–Messeca–with high-level design at approachable pricepoints (retails range from $99 to $309). The 20-style launch features a broad range of …

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Nine West Partners with Joss Stone

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–Nine West is creating an exclusive footwear collaboration with multi-platinum recording artist Joss Stone for the Nine West Vintage America Collection. The limited-edition collection, debuting this fall, will embody the soulful singer’s personal inspirations and style to fit with the laid-back, Bohemian Vintage America Collection’s craftsmanship and charm. Shoes …

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Tsubo Relaunches Hip Comfort Shoes

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Alameda, CA–Tsubo literally translates to “pressure point” in Japanese, but the relaunch of the Tsubo footwear line translates to “hip comfort” in our book. Tsubo (pronounced “soo-bow”) is a design-driven footwear brand led by British footwear designer Nick O’Rourke, a Reebok alum and “athleisure” pioneer, and Fiona Adams, formerly of …

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Item of the Day

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

Rain, rain go away come again another day…wait, WAIT come back because we have some really cool rain boots to wear! Chooka, the masters of rainy-chic rainwear, have created an over-the-knee, yes, that’s right, over-the-knee rain boot–adorned with edgy studs. Rainwear has never been this fun. Now let’s find us …

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Rockport Signs Legwear License

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Canton, MA– The Rockport Co. announced an agreement with United Legwear Company, LLC as its official licensed legwear manufacturer and global distributor. A full assortment of legwear across all categories for both men and women is slated to hit Rockport retail stores and wholesale accounts in July. Designed with Rockport’s …

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FIT Presents Delman Retrospective

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—Celebrating Delman’s 90th year in business, The Museum at F.I.T. presents “Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes.” Footwear on display—dating from 1926 to 2007—chronicles Delman’s creative past and close relationship with movie stars and society women. Delman’s “scandal sandal,” which laced provocatively up the calf, …

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10 Minutes with… Nine West

In What's New, Features, People by Jeff Prine

Nine West’s creative director, Fred Allard,  sees the ‘new retail economy’ and changing consumer attitudes as a positive—especially for accessories.   Definitely. When I began my first season a little more than three years ago, I found our design team was very happy to approach fashion in a new way. I’ve …