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Trend Finder: Travel Gear

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There’s more emphasis now to traveling in style, as designers are creating chic travel gear. Leather duffel bags, overnight totes, foldable sunglasses, printed luggage, and even sundries like cute passport holders, jewelry rolls in graphic prints are updated with fashion forward designs and accents. Where to Find Travel Gear (Sponsored): …

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AAFA Announces Support of Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Washington—As more retail and manufacturing trade organizations fall in line behind the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pressure is increasing on Congress and the Obama Administration to work together for timely approval of the trade pact. The latest on board: The American Apparel & Footwear Association, a trade association representing more …

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Ricardo Beverly Hills Acquires Stephanie Johnson Brand

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Kent, WA—Ricardo Beverly Hills, the luggage and travel accessories company, announced today the recent acquisition of Venice, CA-based Slim, Inc./Stephanie Johnson. Stephanie Johnson is a fast growing designer brand of upscale cosmetic cases and travel accessories. The acquisition of Stephanie Johnson provides a high-growth platform that will enable Ricardo Beverly Hills  …

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AAFA Welcomes Bill to Add Travelgoods to Duty Benefit

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcomed a new measure which would make U.S. imports of travelgoods such as luggage, backpacks and handbags, eligible for duty benefits. Introduced in the U.S. Senate, the GSP Update Act–full name Generalized System of Preferences Update for Production Diversification and Trade …

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Sakroots Promotes Good Karma

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New York– Sakroots definitely believes in Karma. This Fall, it launches its Karma Circle program, which empowers customers to ‘choose their karma’, by partnering with like-minded artists and charitable organizations that share in the brand’s belief in peace and harmony. While some company’s give back to charities with each purchase, …

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Accessories Headquarters Signs Leathergoods License with House of Lacroix

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Paris and New York—The House of Christian Lacroix and the accessories specialist Accessories Headquarters (AHQ) announced last week their new five-year license agreement for the development, manufacturing and distribution of women’s and men’s accessories, including handbags, small leathergoods and travel accessories in North America. The collection will be sold across …