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Former Macy’s DMM Joins Haskell Jewels as EVP

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Garth Leas has joined Haskell Jewels as Executive Vice President of Merchandising Licensed Brands, Jewelry and Timepieces. Prior to this position, he was at Macy’s for 24 years, most recently as DMM Fashion Jewelry, and Fashion and Fine Watches. An outstanding merchant with a strong industry following, Leas was inducted into Accessories Magazine’s …

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Tissot Scores Official Timekeeper Role for NBA

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New York–The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Swiss watch brand Tissot announced this week a new multiyear global partnership that makes the Swiss watch brand the first Official Timekeeper of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and NBA Development League (NBA D-League). This marks the first Official Timekeeping partnership …

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Item of the Day: Gwen Stefani x Q&Q SmileSolar

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Grammy Award-winning musician and fashion entrepreneur Gwen Stefani has teamed up with Q&Q SmileSolar for an exclusive solar-powered watch collection just as colorful and spunky as she is. Stefani’s fashion company Harajuku Lovers has created nine Q&Q SmileSolar watches, all featuring Harajuku Lovers’ vibrant signature mashup of pop art, Japanese street fashion and Kawaii designs. “I love …

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Report: Consumer Demand Increases for High-End Timepieces, Smartwatches

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Basel and Geneva, Switzerland—BaselWorld, the annual trade show for watches, opened Thursday with a showcase of 1,500 brands that are expected to draw in 150,000 professionals and coverage by more than 4,000 journalists. René Kamm, CEO of the MCH Group, which produces BaselWorld, welcomed Swiss Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann to open …