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Reenie Brown, Former Accessories Magazine Publisher & FABB Founder, Dies

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Reenie Brown, accessories industry legend and philanthropic advocate, has passed away. Reenie was publisher of Accessories Magazine through the early 1990s, bringing much acclaim to the trade publication (the magazine was initially a black-and-white magazine called Handbags & Accessories, which Reenie relaunched as Accessories Magazine in 1975). Reenie also founded the …

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Industry Mourns Kenneth Jay Lane, Jewelry Designer, Dead at 85

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His motto was “faking it” but jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane was real through and through. Jeweler to First Ladies, royalty (that’s real royalty and Hollywood royalty), international socialites, and TV characters (remember Carrie Bradshaw’s giant butterfly necklace?), KJL was as beloved as he was admired. He died peacefully in …

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Marvin Traub, Former Bloomingdale’s Chairman, Dies

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New York–Marvin Traub, former Bloomingdale’s chairman/ceo and legendary retail impresario generally credited with creating “retail as theater,” died Wednesday at his home of bladder cancer. He was 87. As a recent master’s degree graduate from Harvard Business School in 1950, Traub started at Bloomingdale’s at the bottom—literally—in charge of the …