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Lady Dior bag in indigo color Cannage glazed calfskin, “D.I.O.R” block charms in aged gold tone metal. Large strap. Autumn-Winter 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection.

Handbags

Dior Milestone: Building a Classic

At 23, the Lady Dior bag has outlasted trends and a shuffling of creative directors.

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Vera Bradley in SoHo.

Financial

Vera Bradley Stock Jumps on Tougher Turnaround Plans

The handbag company is looking to cut $30 million in costs.

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Moda Operandi-mosphereNew Yorkers for Children Fall Gala To Benefit Youth In Foster Care for the New Yorkers for Children 2013 Fall Gala, New York, USA - 17 Sep 2013

Fashion Scoops

Handbag Designer Adriana Castro Doing Shoes With Moda Operandi

This is the designer’s first foray outside of handbags.

clock August 17, 2017Kali Hays

Handbags, footwear and outerwear represent an $80 billion global marketplace for Coach Inc.

Markets

Coach Looks Overseas to Grow

The Coach brand posted its fifth consecutive quarter of comps growth.

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A Michael Kors store front.

Markets

Kors CEO Says Transformation Still in Early Stages

The Jimmy Choo acquisition is still expected to close in the third quarter.

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Demellier's Mini Berlin handbag

Handbags

British Handbag Label Re-brands as Demellier

The British handbag label Milli Millu has a new name, an updated strategy and more money in the bank to fuel its expansion plans.

clock August 2, 2017Natalie Theodosi

Coach began its turnaround strategy earlier than its competitor, Michael Kors.

Financial

In Coach v. Kors, Both Firms Battle Handbag Struggles

Coach and Kors are primarily handbag firms in a market that isn’t seeing much growth at the moment.

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Bags from the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami for spring 2003.

Legal

Louis Vuitton Takes Supreme Court Shot With Parody Bag Case

Nothing’s impossible, but the company may have other reasons for pushing the case so far after losing at every turn.

clock July 20, 2017Kali Hays

Vera Bradley SoHo

Human Resources

Vera Bradley Becomes Latest to Tap New CFO

John Enwright will take up the post about a month before the handbag retailer is set to release second-quarter results.

clock July 18, 2017Kali Hays

Kate Spade New York Resort 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

Coach Completes Acquisition of Kate Spade

With the transaction completed, Kate Spade shares will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.

clock July 11, 2017Vicki M. Young

A Mark Cross 'Grace' bag.

Handbags

Mark Cross Inks Distribution Deal for Japan

The accessories brand aims to grow its business in Japan through a new distribution partnership.

clock July 10, 2017Misty White Sidell

Rafe New York Resort 2018 bags

Fashion Scoops

Rafe Totengco Takes Rafe New York Bags on Summer Roadshow

The New York-based handbag and accessories designer increases retail distribution via trunk shows across the U.S.

clock June 27, 2017Marcy Medina

Ministry of Tomorrow has launched a new vegan lifestyle magazine.

Fashion Scoops

Ministry of Tomorrow Launches Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, Plans Pop-up Shops and Los Angeles Store

Topics are chosen in categories, based on how well they align with MOT’s brand values — sustainability, compassion and higher consciousness.

clock June 8, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Handbags, footwear and outerwear represent an $80 billion global marketplace for Coach Inc.

Handbags

Victor Luis Talks M&A, China & An $80B Global Market Opportunity

Luis said there is a global cyclical shift away from apparel toward accessories.

clock June 7, 2017Vicki M. Young

Vera Bradley in SoHo.

Financial

Vera Bradley Posts Loss, Plans to Shutter Some Stores

The handbag company struggled during the first quarter with weak sales online as well as in stores.

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