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Golden Globes in Talks to Go On

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, owner of the Golden Globes, is in talks about a deal to let the award show proceed as planned on Jan. 13 despite the Hollywood writers’ strike.

clock January 3, 2008Amanda Meadus

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Accessories: Opportunity Knocks

NEW YORK — Whether it’s through lowering prices, introducing new products or filling niches, many accessories firms are sensing growth in the air and are pursuing the opportunities they feel the market has to offer.

In these days of…

clock January 30, 1996Amanda Meadus


Falling Temperatures Trigger Sharp Rise in Accessories Sales

NEW YORK — Cold-weather goods are heating up holiday accessories figures in stores around the country — and not a moment too soon.

Gloves, hats, scarves and mufflers, traditional staples of the season, are scoring big at nearly every level of…

clock December 19, 1994Wendy Hessen and Amanda Meadus

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Getting Better All the Time

NEW YORK — Accessories makers may have taken their share of knocks so far in the Nineties, but 1995 seems to be shaping up as the year they have been waiting for.

Just one year ago, vendors across all classifications were cautious and even…

clock December 5, 1994Amanda Meadus

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Backpacks Fuel Mass Market

NEW YORK — Heading into the fourth quarter, handbag makers say 1994 is turning out to be a successful year at the mass market level, thanks in large part to backpacks and other functional items.

Many major vendors are reporting year-over-year…

clock September 12, 1994Wendy Hessen and Amanda Meadus


Isotoner on Block? Parent: Just Rumor

NEW YORK — Aris Isotoner reportedly is for sale.

“We are aware that there is a rumor going around,” said a spokeswoman for Sara Lee Corp., the Chicago-based parent company, “and we don’t respond to rumors.”

The firm, which makes…

clock July 5, 1994Amanda Meadus

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Accessories: on the Rebound from Minimalism

NEW YORK — For accessories vendors, the second half is shaping up as comeback time.

With the minimalist trend fading from the fashion scene for fall, manufacturers are forecasting gains ranging from 10 to 30 percent over the second half of…

clock June 27, 1994Amanda Meadus


On the Avenues, it’s Luxe Again

NEW YORK — The lap of luxury, from 57th to 72nd Streets, appears to be a comfortable place once again — at least for the accessories crowd.

New store action from some high-powered names is in high gear in the upscale shopping stretch of…

clock June 20, 1994Amanda Meadus


Discount Accessories: Fashion Meets Value

NEW YORK — Accessories are alive and well at the mass market retail level.

A recent look at area units of four big discounters — Wal-Mart, Kmart, Caldor and Bradlees — revealed the following:

  • Current fashion trends, including ethnic…

clock June 13, 1994Wendy Hessen and Amanda Meadus

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Naim Attalah, Asprey’s Action Man

NEW YORK — Asprey’s Naim Attalah is hardly content with having one field of expertise.

He is a man who steers a luxury goods company with annual sales of $375 million and, at the same time, runs his own London publishing company, Quartet…

clock June 6, 1994Amanda Meadus


Reshaping Takashimaya

NEW YORK — Although Takashimaya New York has been in business for little more than a year, it’s already been a time of change.

When the specialty retailer, at Fifth Avenue between East 54th and 55th Streets, opened in April 1993, it offered an…

clock May 23, 1994Amanda Meadus

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Fall Lights Up Trade Shows

NEW YORK — Activity at two major trade shows held here last week reflected the general sense in the market that accessories are in for a smoother ride after a bumpy year.

Here’s a look at the action at both events.


clock May 16, 1994Wendy Hessen and Amanda Meadus

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Vendors Try New Price Tags, Looks

NEW YORK — Vendors at the upcoming Fashion Accessories Expo will try new pricing and new products to stoke fall business.

As of Friday, show management reported 702 exhibitors have signed up for the show, scheduled for May 10-12 at Piers 90…

clock May 2, 1994Wendy Hessen and Amanda Meadus

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Accessories’ Windfall Season

NEW YORK — A run of fall ready-to-wear collections that showed more accessories than have been seen in several seasons has set the stage for a top-notch May market, according to vendors and retailers.

The melange of hats, neckwear and other…

clock May 2, 1994Amanda Meadus

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The Big Business of Sports Sponsorship

Watch and Eyewear Firms are Using Athletic Events as Major Image-Builders

clock April 25, 1994Amanda Meadus

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