Accessories

This is Furla’s year in retail, says Americas CEO Scott Link

  Furla’s US business is growing really well, echoing the Italian handbag maker’s strong global results and providing increased support for the brand’s burgeoning travel retail presence in the region. The 91- year old privately-owned company known for Italian style and heritage is growing its distribution in the wholesale channel in the US, adding doors […]

Luxottica and Duty Free Americas develop standalone sunglasses boutique concept at Punta Cana International Airport

Eyewear leader Luxottica Group and Duty Free Americas have partnered to develop a new stand-alone Sunglasses boutique at Punta Cana International Airport’s Terminal A, Dominican Republic. This cutting-edge store – which was custom-designed for the location – is the first stand-alone space for the sunglasses category operated by DFA. Built on sunglasses category management principles, the boutique […]

Kate Spade New York opens at JFK T4’s retail hall

Kate Spade New York is one of the newest retailers to join the list of iconic fashion brands at Terminal 4 at New York’s JFK International Airport. The 905-square-foot store is operated by Hudson Group, and carries both fashion and accessories. The Kate Spade store — an international fashion retailer for more than 20 years […]

Kering to launch first Cartier eyewear collections in January

Kering Eyewear and Maison Cartier have revealed details of the Cartier Eyewear Spring Summer 2018 collection, which marks the official beginning of their new agreement.  The collections were presented during Silmo in Paris (October 6-9, 2017). Effective January 1, 2018, the partnership will see leading luxury groups Kering and Richement bringing their operations together to […]

Coach, Inc. to change its name to Tapestry, Inc.

New York-based house of accessories and lifestyle brands Coach, Inc. last week announced that it will be changing its name to Tapestry, Inc., (NYSE: TPR) effective October 31, 2017. The name change does not affect the Coach brand itself, but only the name of the corporate entity that owns the coach brand, as well as the […]

Luxottica unveils personalized Ray-Ban and Oakley space at Bogota El Dorado Airport

Luxottica Group and Motta Internacional S.A. have unveiled striking new personalized merchandising units for sunglasses brands Ray-Ban and Oakley in the Attenza Duty Free store in the departures area at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The personalized merchandising units, which include a Ray-Ban shop-in-shop and Oakley backwall, form part of the newly refurbished 182 sqm […]

Coach introduces the Coach x Selena Gomez Collection

New York-based Coach announces the launch of Coach x Selena Gomez, a new collection in partnership with the actress and singer. Featuring the Selena Grace, a bag designed by Selena in collaboration with Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers, the offering also includes small leather goods and accessories available for a limited time. The Selena Grace, […]

Industry veteran Laurent Lamotte launches new agency for luxury brands in Latam

 Well-respected travel retail executive Laurent Lamotte brings together his wide range of experiences to his new position of managing partner for his new company HERA Latam, an agency of luxury brands in Latin America. Lamotte’s former roles, ranging from representing the Longines watch brand from the Swatch Group, over-seeing Latin America retail develop-ment for fashion house […]

Eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor to merge

Two of the largest eyewear companies in the world have announced that they are merging, which will create a “global integrated player” of major proportions. Italy-based Luxottica and France’s Essilor announced the deal—worth approximately $16 billion according to published reports — on Monday. Essilor International today reported that it had reached a share exchange with […]

Japan’s Citizen Watch acquires Frederique Constant Group

Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant has been acquired by Japan’s Citizen Watch Co. The price was not disclosed. The acquisition, announced on May 26, is implemented under Citizen’s mid-term “Citizen Global Plan 2018.” The purchase of Frederique Constant is part of Citizen’s multi-brand strategy to complete its portfolio through the acquisition of Swiss watch manufacturers.      […]

Desigual scoops Best New Retail Concept award at LaGuardia Airport

Barcelona fashion brand Desigual has been recognized by New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal B master retail developer Marketplace Development as Best New Concept 2015 during the 10th “Quest for the Best” annual awards brunch. The 74sqm LaGuardia store – opened in June 2015 –is the latest milestone in its drive to make Desigual’s colorful and […]

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