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Skechers Adds Handbag License

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Manhattan Beach, CA—Skechers is once again expanding with another license. The lifestyle footwear brand announced recently that it has signed a licensing agreement with Global Design Concepts to design, produce and distribute Skechers-branded backpacks, messenger and tote bags for men, women and kids. Slated for Fall 2010 delivery, the Skechers …

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Tiffany’s Q1 Earnings Up 22%

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New York–Tiffany & Co.’s first-quarter earnings more than doubled further fueling indications that mainstream as well as high-end consumers are feeling better about spending. Sales climbed 22% to $633.6 million, reversing last year’s 22% drop. Comparable store sales rose 10%. In response, Tiffany raised its earnings projection for the year …

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Fossil First Quarter Earnings Double

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Richardson, TX—Fossil Inc.’s first-quarter earnings reported today more than doubled, exceeding expectations thanks to an increase in its wholesale watch and other accessories sales in North America and Asia and improved same-store comps. The company, which sells watches, jewelry, leathergoods, belts, sunglasses and apparel, posted net income of $35.9 million, …

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Item of the Day

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We know you haven’t necessarily been too thrilled to take your wallet out lately, but we’ve discovered a new reason for you to get out there and feel excited to shop again—as if you needed an excuse. How could you not want to show off this shocking peacock and leopard print …

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Item of the Day

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

We found something for all of you art collectors out there—but why let it hang on a wall? With this LaLucca clutch you can carry a piece of art wherever you please. Designer Laura Pimentel teamed up with Bulgarian artist Aleksandar Kirilov to create a line of wearable art. With each …

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Coach Sues Dallas Retailer Over Alleged Fakes

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Dallas–Coach Inc. is suing Sam Moon Trading Co., saying the Dallas-based fashion accessories retailer prominently displays and sells counterfeit Coach handbags and wallets in its stores. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Dallas, claims the sale of the handbags dilutes Coach’s trademark. Investigators purchased four handbags at Sam Moon stores …