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Item of the Day: Sneapers

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

There are those—and you probably know dozens—who only wear sneakers in rain, snow, sun, with suits, with dresses, with shorts. Omnipresent though they are, sneakers aren’t usually considered loungewear. You kick off your kicks to watch TV, surf the net or lay back. But what does a sneakerhead wear indoors? …

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Chinese Laundry Launches New Categories

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Los Angeles–Women’s footwear brand Chinese Laundry has announced a new partnership with SGFootwear, a division of SG Companies, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of footwear nationwide. This collaboration will introduce new categories in slippers, flip flops and a children’s collection, allowing Chinese Laundry to expand their brand portfolio and product …

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Item of the Day: Vionic Slippers

In Item of the Day, What's New by Lauren Parker

Vionic slippers have answered the call for stylish foot/arch health. With athletic shoes storming the fashion runways and fashionistas wearing sneakers in their outfit of the day #OOTD selfies, it’s clear that comfort has become as paramount as weekly blow-outs at Drybar. So why should these same consumers have to …

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RG Barry Becomes a Private Company

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Pickerington, OH—The acquisition of footwear and accessories maker RG Barry Corporation for $215 million by private equity firm Mill Road Capital has closed. The deal, which was announced in May, will mean RG Barry is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of a newly-formed corporation controlled by Mill Road. Mill Road Capital …

Be First with the Forecast: Spring, Summer 2015 Accessories Trends

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–It’s never too early to be ahead of the curve!  Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting offers the essential trend/color/classification tools and trends to design, develop and plan Spring/Summer 2015 accessories lines and retail buys. With an eye on the women’s fashion accessories industry, this comprehensive, semi-annual forecast meticulously analyzes the …

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Investcorp, Others to Buy Totes Isotoner Corp.

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

New York—Investcorp, the Bahrain-based investment fund, along with Freeman Spogli & Co., a private equity firm, said Tuesday they agreed to acquire Totes Isotoner Corp. from MidOcean Partners and Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill & Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Totes Isotoner is a global market-leader with exceptional products, …

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Item of the Day: TI:ME

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Item of the Day: TI:ME So you think these are just another cool pair of sneakers? Actually, they’re not. These are actually a cool pair of slippers that happen to resemble sneakers. Created by an entrepreneurial company TI:ME, these casual footwear styles are a combination slipper/sneaker that can be worn …

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Item of the Day

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

If you haven’t stepped into the whole Fair Trade phenomenon, here’s your chance to tip toe into it comfortably. Chilote House Shoes are hand knitted in Patagonia  from natural free range sheep’s wool by groups of women artisans. The soles of the house slippers are made from “up-cycled and repurposed” …