By  on October 11, 2018

PARIS — Buyers at the recent Première Classe trade show in Paris stressed the importance of curating a fresh array of accessories in today’s competitive global market.

“Accessories help you create a new style, differentiate, and bring it into the season, so that people feel current and updated,” said Jamie Rosenthal, owner of pioneering Los Angeles-based retailer Lost & Found. “With the Internet and globalization, it’s hard to remain original, so as a buyer you really need to do the extra work and go everywhere you can,” added Rosenthal, who recently started her own cotton T-shirt label. Market challenges has meant stores often “need the margin of a private label, and something more personalized,” she explained.

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