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Accessories Council Announces Honorees for 17th Annual ACE Awards

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New York—Every year, the Accessories Council pays tribute to leading designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging brands who have made significant contributions to the accessories industry over the last year. The 17th annual Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. …

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Get It For Less:Sunglasses!!

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The hottest accessory for the Summer will be sunglasses. Not only will they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays but they also are the perfect accessory for all your chic Summer outfits! So I have put together a list of the coolest shades in different styles and all will be under $13! I hope […]

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The College Report: Bags for Tweens

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Im back today with a college report on “bags for tweens.” At first I was contemplating on what a college student would want with a bag for a “tween,” but then it hit me… How many of us college students have younger siblings 16 and under? (By the way, this is what I consider a tween… Ages may vary according to everyones opinion) Well, It is entirely common that us college people have younger siblings and what better gift for a handbag lover to give to a younger sibling but a handbag? Any excuse to shop for a bag. … Continue reading

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Large Retailers, Seasoned Specialty Players Power 2012 Winners

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Chicago—Who made the 15th annual Mystery Shopping Study, the e-tailing group’s Customer Experience Index of the best customer service fourth quarter 2012? According to Lauren Freeman, president of the e-tailing group, “Execution is core to delivering strong shopping experiences for today’s time-starved consumer. That means inspiring and intelligent merchandising must …

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Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

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New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations for December comparable store sales. Of the 17 or so major retailers reporting today (excluding drugstores), total December comparable store sales rose 4.5%, topping analysts’ estimates for a 3.3% increase. Even better, the …

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Nordstrom Partners with New Balance and Shoes That Fit For Holiday Shoe Drive

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Seattle—Three heads are better than one, the old saying goes, so it makes sense that three major players in footwear are better than only one. Especially when you’re talking about bringing 8,100 children in communities around the country a special holiday gift again this year—new shoes. Nordstrom, New Balance and …