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

In Industry News, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

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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Obituary: Preston Imber, Bay Sales Co.

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New York—Preston Imber, a longtime sales account executive for Bay Sales Company, a leading fashion jewelry supplier, died unexpectedly last week. For his friends and colleagues at Bay Sales, such as Steve Friedland, the sad news came as a great shock: “For the past Preston would commute from Trenton rail …

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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 …

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Swatch Chairman Nicolas Hayek Dies

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Biel, Switzerland—Nicolas Hayek, aka “Mr. Swatch,” one of the leaders in turning around the Swiss watch industry in 1980s, died today at age 82. Hayek, who was chairman of the Swatch Group, the largest watch manufacturing company in the world, died of a heart attack, according to a Swiss news …