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A Celine medium C handbag in bicolor quilted calfskin.

Business Features

Rebag Secures $25 Million For Luxury Handbags

As the resale industry continues to grow, Rebag plans to invest its latest round of funding in new stores, technology and staff.

clock February 7, 2019Kellie Ell

Celebrities proudly toting ‘It’ bags in the early Aughts.

Handbags

The End of the ‘It’ Bag Era

RIP to the consumer phenomenon that rested on women’s shoulders and took hold of their wallets. WWD examines the bag market in its current state.

clock February 7, 2019Misty White Sidell

Object Particolare's Vitti Collection.

Handbags

Luxury Italian Leather Goods Factory Unveils Own Bag Line

Cofounded by Petra Langerova and Eric Joselzon, the direct-to-consumer line is focused on core, timeless, minimalist shapes marrying design and function.

clock February 6, 2019Katya Foreman

The Fame trade show during this year's spring-summer 2019 NY Women's January marketplace at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Markets

Retailers Eyeing Wicker, Crochet, Bright Colors for Spring and Summer

But fashion manufacturers are still wondering if Trump’s tariffs will hurt their bottom line.

clock January 8, 2019Kellie Ell

Fashion-forward bags by Susan Alexandra (left) and Staud (right), both priced at under $350.

Accessory Trends

What to Watch: The Accessories Insurgency Continues

Instagram-native accessory labels will continue to set trends and drive Millennial sales.

clock January 3, 2019Misty White Sidell

A Rebag store in New York City.

Fashion Scoops

Rebag Opens First Mall Store in Downtown Manhattan

The company will explore more mall-based locations in 2019.

clock December 17, 2018Vicki M. Young

Alice + Olivia

Legal

The Face-off Continues Between Alice + Olivia and Betsey Johnson

A+O is suing the Betsey Johnson company for copying its trademarked “StaceFace.”

clock December 10, 2018Kellie Ell

Handbag brands that rely on Chinese production have gained some tariff breathing room.

Government and Trade

Handbag Retailers Avoid January Tariffs Amid Trade War Ceasefire

Increased tariffs on a raft of Chinese imports set to be introduced on Jan. 1 will not go ahead for now.

clock December 2, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Marco De Vincenzo's "Starry" bag embellished with the red ribbon symbol.

Fashion Scoops

Marco de Vincenzo Supports Fight Against HIV and AIDS

On Dec. 1, the designer will donate the proceeds from the sale of its Starry bag embellished with the red ribbon to Anlaids.

clock November 30, 2018Martino Carrera

Francesca Monaco and Salar Bicheranloo, the design duo behind Salar Milano.

Footwear

Salar Milano Introduces Footwear

The contemporary handbag brand will also open its first flagship in Shanghai on Dec. 7.

clock November 29, 2018Martino Carrera

State Bags

Fashion Scoops

State Bags Explores Charitable Side of Black Friday

The company has rolled its Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday initiatives into a cohesive program to benefit The Osborne Association.

clock November 21, 2018Misty White Sidell

Lana Marks2012 Cfda Fashion Awards - Arrivals, New York, USA - 04 Jun 2012

People

Lana Marks: The Makings of a Fashion-Focused Ambassador Nominee

Not having any political experience was believed to have been an upside in Marks’ selection as a nominee as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa.

clock November 15, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Leather Goods

The Accessories Council Hosts the India Factory Expo and Sourcing Fair

The New York fair means to introduce 52 leather factories based in India to a mix of American based designers and buyers.

clock November 12, 2018Thomas Waller

A display in the new Kate Spade pop-up store.

Fashion Scoops

Frances Valentine Opens Pop-up, Offers Kate Spade-Inspired Special-Edition Items

Andy Spade continues to play an integral role at Frances Valentine, as the accessories company opens its first pop-up store.

clock November 9, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Inside the Beverly Hills store.

Fashion Scoops

Rebag Adds Two New Locations in Los Angeles

Luxury handbag resale firm, which has two Manhattan doors, is now in Beverly HIlls and Melrose Place.

clock November 8, 2018Vicki M. Young

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