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TREND FINDER: TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Travel accessories continue to gain popularity as they have quickly become best sellers and top gifting items for retailers.  Travel pouches, passport cases and cosmetic bags are playful and versatile with functional materials, kitschy accents and modern designs. WHERE TO FIND TRAVEL ACCESSORIES (sponsored): Candywirez Handy, multifunctional wallet case in …

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Trend Finder: Travel Gear

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

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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Item of the Day: Crash Baggage

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

“Handle without care”? Did you read that correctly? Those of you who have had your Birkin crushed in jet’s overhead compartment, or your Vuitton leather Epi Pégase 45 scratched the wrong way after checking in on your last flight? Crash Baggage came up with practical (joking?) solution: a pre-banged up …

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Ricardo Beverly Hills Acquires Stephanie Johnson Brand

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

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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Trend Finder: Monogram and Personalization

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Monograms spell out a woman’s style preference in addition to her initials. From embroidered or appliqued letters on apparel and accessories, to vintage and modern twists on jewelry, monograms are every women’s IPO–Initial Public Offering. Where to Find Monogram and Personalization (Sponsored): Top Shelf Jewelry Inc. Antique Solid Brass accented …

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Item of the Day: Miamica

In Item of the Day, What's New by Gina Rose Sirico

Item of the Day: Miamica Ever pack for a trip and forget an important charger, like for a camera, phone, iPad, Kindle, Clarisonic, __________ (insert latest gadget name here)? How did you survive? Well, take charge of your electronic life with this Take Charge travel case from Miamica. Devra Miller, …

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Sakroots Promotes Good Karma

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

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

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

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 …

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Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Dana Cassidy

Here’s a familiar scene while packing for a trip—the suitcase is open on the floor with you dumping the entire contents of your closet inside of it while also praying that the darn thing will zip (because you DO need to bring every swimsuit you own). While packing for a …