• $34.52 BILLION: U.S. retail sales of women’s accessories in 2012, representing a drop of 1.6 percent, despite gains from handbags and totes (4.6 percent to $7.09 billion), watches (12.3 percent to $2.32 billion) and small leather goods (15.3 percent to $1.77 billion). Although they still accounted for more than half of the classification, jewelry sales fell 7.8 percent to $17.65 billion, while sunglasses trended down 11.1 percent to $1.49 billion. The dollar decline came despite a 3.8 percent increase in unit purchases, to 1.52 billion. Source: NPD Group
• $8.45 BILLION: Total retail sales of gold, silver and jewelry in China in the first two months of 2013, a spike of 14.3 percent, year-on-year. Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"