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Trend Finder: Camouflage

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

  Camo is hitting accessories hard for Spring 16’, this oft-masculine print takes on some flirty renditions, either interspersed with other prints such as florals, or mixed with colors such as pink and blue. Take your pick from soft scarves, sturdy tech sleeves, to bags such as totes and backpacks. …

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Trend Finder: Nautical, Americana

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Accessories are paying homage to the American flag and nautical style prints and patterns for Spring/Summer 2016. Re-worked for the season, look to handbags, jewelry and summer scarves in traditional colors such as red, white and blue but updated with offbeat pattern designs, hardware and mixed media’s such as rope, …

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Trend Finder: Western and Southwest

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Colorful and rich southwestern-inspired designs are making their way onto accessories.  This versatile and now season-less theme is translated on jewelry with metal stamped designs and beaded accents and becomes more literal with the Aztec prints and patterns on pouches and bags. Where to Find Western and Southwest (Sponsored):   …

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Item of the Day: Out of Print

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

In this age of YouTube, books and newpapers than can be downloaded anytime, you’d think that libraries must be feeling the pinch—you know a decrease in foot traffic like many retailers. Actually though there were some 1.5 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the United States, last year similar …

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Trend Finder: Color Block and Patchwork

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Color-blocking and unique patchwork designs are elevated with unexpected color combinations. From tonal to updated rainbow-like hues, vibrant tones appear on handbags, footwear and tech cases. Where to Find Color Block/Patchwork (Sponsored):     Marc by Marc Jacobs Zip around color block tablet case w/ metallic shine Style Name: Color block …

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Item of the Day: Hadry

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

Hadry–which pitches its head scarves as the ultimate beach cover up for the head–was actually born thanks to social media. While enjoying a July day at the pool with her children, creator Erica Diamond recalls seeing a new mom swimming with her baby. “The mom had just had her hair …

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TOP 100 Accessories Brands & Players of 2015

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

To see Spring 2016 trend boards, see the November 2015 issue of Accessories magazine or click here to download the pdf.  1928 Founded: 1968; Owner: Melvyn Bernie VP of Sales: Mary Roberts-Auer Accessories brands, licenses and classifications: Proprietary brands—1928, 2028,1928 Boutique, Antiquities, T.R.U. Private Brands program (all fashion jewelry). Licensed …

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Trend Finder: Seventies Retro

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

The travel through time goes back to the 70’s-retro decade as we can recognize from this Spring/Summer fashion weeks. Huge round sunglasses, colorful scarves, O-ring belts, headbands and hats represent this fashionable hippie and bright colorful generation. Where to Find Seventies Retro (Sponsored):   Illesteva Handmade in Italy Stainless Steel …

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Trend Finder: Florals

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Florals are bigger than ever, this blooming accessory trend is directional when applied to sunglasses, decorate legwear as well as oversized statement necklaces and brooches. Where to Find Florals (Sponsored): Ozone Socks A pretty, pedaled sock with a rough edge Style Name: Rose Of Thorns Sock – Black SRP: $20 …

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Trend Finder: Polka Dots

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

A classic design returns this fall/ winter, the Dot Pattern which mostly comes in traditional black and white, seen on scarves, boots, socks and jewelry. Colorful polka dots can be recognized on bags to jazz up a simple outfit. Where to Find Polka Dots (Sponsored):   Adieu Polished black leather …

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Fall/Winter 2016/17 Trend Report, Get it now!

In What's New, Industry News, Directions Trend Forecasting by Accessories Staff

It’s never too early to be ahead of the curve! 5 Big Trends Forecast Accessories Magazine’s Trend Forecasting Service–the industry’s only accessories-only forecasting service–has exactly what you need to develop your Fall/Winter 2016/17 accessories lines or plan retail buys. Trends are happening faster than ever, which is why you need …

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A to Z: Chan Luu

In What's New, Industry News, People by Lauren Parker

Chan Luu is a designer of jewelry, accessories and ready to wear. Originally from Vietnam, Luu moved to the United States in 1972 to study business at Boston University. In 1975, she moved to Los Angeles to study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to pursue her …

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Trend Finder: Chunky Knits

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

As the colder months set in, bulky and chunky knits are the perfect accessories to keep warm and stylish.  Cozy and relaxed, texture and volume are key element on wool scarves, multi-blended knit legwear and oversized beanies. Where to Find Chunky Knits (Sponsored):   Cuccia Italia Knitted Venetian Bulky Cuff Scarf …

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Trend Finder: Stripes and Chevron

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Get in line with Fall/Winter’s favorite new pattern: stripes and chevron! These classic designs get an update with new usage and unique color and placement techniques.  Seen on everything from chunky scarves to mini bags and fun necklaces and bracelets, these clean and chic designs are perfect for any classification. …

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Trend Finder: Words

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Word up! For Fall/Winter 15-16, let your accessories do all the talking. Simple words and messages inscribed on fur, silky scarves, plated jewelry and playful purses are unique conversation pieces that are sure to make a bold statement.    Where to Find Words (Sponsored):   Something Special “Love” Military Jewel …