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ARTIST HAND PAINTS CELINE BAGS AT BARNEYS “EXCLUSIVELY YOURS” EVENT

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In-store personalization is one of the hottest touch points at the moment, from gold-leaf monograms to heat-pressed patches. But the trend is continually going more upscale, with commissioned artists painting right onto designer items purchased by consumers just moments before. Case in point: this weekend’s in-store customization event Exclusively Yours …

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CHATTING FALL TRENDS WITH BARNEYS NEW YORK FASHION DIRECTOR MARINA LARROUDE

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As May Market Week rapidly approaches, we’ve all got Fall weather, Fall trends and Fall trade shows on our minds! Accessories has been checking in with some of the industry’s best retailers to see what piqued their interest most from the runway shows and what’s on their open-to-buy hit list. This …

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AN EXPERT’S TOP 10 TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL POP-UP

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Pop-ups are all the rage, from pureplay e-commerce sites or brands that want to test out a brick-and-mortar, to retailers that want to try out a new concept or location. The rise in retail vacancies also means that space options are more prevalent, and the evolution of technology is beginning to democratize what’s possible …

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RETAIL AND POLITICS COLLIDE?

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In today’s heated political climate, when consumers on both sides of issues push their favorite stores to take sides, can retail really stay out of politics? And more importantly, should it? Nordstrom recently got caught in a crosshairs trifecta of a #grabyourwallet boycott movement, President Donald Trump’s Twitter finger and consumers’ credit cards. It’s …

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2017 Retail Predictions: From Marshal Cohen, NPD Group

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What will 2017 bring to the retail industry? Accessories caught up with Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc., who puts the past data, current thoughts and future projections into his crystal ball for us. Here, some notes from our chat. Are you optimistic for women’s accessories in …

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RENT THE RUNWAY SECURES $60M FOR ITS BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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Things are definitely looking up for Rent the Runway. Just recently, Rent the Runway announced that it got funds worth $60M through the efforts of Fidelity Management and Research Company, in collaboration with investors Technology Crossover Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Advance Publications, Inc., and Highland Capital Partners. Long story short: …