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MILLENNIALS DRIVING HALLOWEEN RETAIL SALES

In Retail News, What's New by Accessories Staff

“If it’s not Instagrammed, it didn’t exist,” explains retail consultant Robert Burke of the millennial mentality towards Halloween. His is just one theory offered for the 12 percent year-on-year growth of consumer spending on the holiday over the last decade, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Halloween survey. Other analysts …

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Item of the Day: Dakota Watch

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

Something wicked this way comes…because come Oct. 31, Halloween is here. It will be spooky time. As you are getting your fill of candies (and cocktails no doubt), and putting the finishing touches on your Minions costume, you might as well go all the way: costume your wrist in a …

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Item of the Day: Dian Malouf

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

We’ve got a bone to pick over all the skulls…Not just because it’s Halloween but because one of the originators of the iconic looks just doesn’t get her just desserts. Way before Alexander McQueen, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Hot Topic, or “battered Herman-Melville-meets-Edgar-Allan-Poe T-shirts made by Rogues Gallery, on costly …

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Top 10 Halloween Costumes This Year

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Los Angeles—Super heroes, lead characters from TV show and miniseries, even a pint-sized pop star lead the sales so far this year on the most popular Halloween costumes. Halloween and costume wearing are more important than ever. Recently the National Retail Federation reported 67.4% of celebrants will buy Halloween costumes, …

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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 …