NEW YORK — While they may not always get as much attention as their European counterparts, American accessories companies have a rich history and are key elements in many U.S. stores. Two domestic companies, Judith Leiber and Echo Design Group, are celebrating significant anniversaries this year, and both have a number of developments under way.
JUDITH LEIBER It’s been a wild ride recently for Judith Leiber, but as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the venerable handbag firm is looking to make a fresh start.
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