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The first joint action of this new partnership is the launch of H&M Looop Island in Nintendo's hugely popular game Animal Crossing: New Horizons on April 13th, 2021

H&M announces a new partnership with Maisie Williams as a Global Sustainability Ambassador to help lead a worldwide initiative towards a more sustainable fashion future. In a major effort towards meeting the goal of only using recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030, Williams will join H&M throughout the year to drive change in fashion in the virtual world and real life. This partnership will highlight and encourage the reuse, remaking and recycling of unwanted garments in a united effort to close the loop in fashion.

“I am excited to finally share the news of my partnership with H&M as Global Sustainability Ambassador and cannot wait for you all to see what we have been working on. In this role, I will be working closely with experts within H&M to drive sustainability initiatives and shape the path towards an accessible and circular fashion future. The longterm goal is to use 100 percent recycled or other sustainably sourced materials for textiles across the full H&M Group brands by 2030. It’s time to take action and create more viable production circuits in fashion to protect our planet for the next generation,” says Maisie Williams.

Throughout 2021, H&M and the actor and filmmaker, who’s also an active voice for female empowerment, environmentalism and diversity, will embark on several initiatives around circularity. An exciting piece of the partnership launch is the introduction of Maisie Williams’ digital twin -Avatar Maisie. The lifelike avatar was painstakingly created by 3D animators at Goodbye Kansas Studio and will make her debut in an upcoming launch film, premiering April 12th. Avatar Maisie and real-life Maisie will make several appearances throughout the coming year, engaging…






G-SHOCK Unveils First Ever Rose Gold Ion Plated Full Metal Timepiece
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Casio introduces an all-new, luxury timepiece to G-SHOCK’s premium Full Metal Series, the GMWB5000GD-4. This latest model is designed with a tough yet fashionable exterior, and marks the first ever model in the G-SHOCK full-metal line-up to feature a rose gold ion plated finish.

The newest model boasts an elegant,…

Horus Revolutionizes the Watch Industry With Modernized Luxury Watch Straps
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To any watch enthusiast, a stylish watch strap is an essential addition to their watches. Watch straps no longer only play the apparent function of keeping the watch in its place to allow users to tell time by glancing at their wrists. They are now an aesthetic addition to…

Pacsun Celebrates Gender Free Fashion
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Pacsun unveils its Summer 2021 Campaign, which embraces the current spirit of gender free fashion. The retailer will be dropping all new, inspiring and colorful gender free styles on March 31st, just in time for Summer. The Summer campaign features a focus on self-reflection and setting intentions, and features…

Maybelline New York Announces K-Pop Band ITZY as Global Spokesmodels
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Maybelline New York, the world’s leading cosmetics brand, is excited to announce K-pop band ITZY as the newest global spokesmodels to join the Maybelline family. Marking the first-ever musical group signed to the brand, ITZY’s members – Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna – join Maybelline’s diverse talent roster…

James Avery Artisan Jewelry Now Open in Del Rio, TX
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James Avery Artisan Jewelry, a family-owned jewelry retailer based in Texas, announces the opening of its newest store in Los Olivos Plaza, 2413 Veterans Blvd, Suite 8 and 9 in Del Rio, Texas 78840.

“Today is a very special day for us at James Avery. We…

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Spring cleaning is here, it's time to switch out the old with the new! Find trending pieces that will elevate any look into the spring season with Azzi Jewelers

Refresh a cold winter wardrobe with nature-inspired pieces that will effortlessly soften and enhance any spring ensemble. Azzi Jewelers offers a bountiful selection of designs that cater to a bright and floral aesthetic. Discover tips on how to style these gorgeous pieces for spring.

Zeghani’s Nature Lover collection is the perfect place to find these bright natural looks for the season. For a dainty addition, opt for a delicate white gold Zeghani Nature Lover bracelet. This vibrant design features intricately placed bezel-set diamonds that give a subtle shine to the wrist.

Adding new accessories is an easy way to keep a classic wardrobe up to date in style. Stay on theme with an in-house creation from Azzi Jewelers, like this two tone floral leaf fashion ring. The leaflet fashion ring features diamonds in a vintage-inspired setting with blossoming leaves evoking images of spring. Versatile in nature, this ring can be stacked or worn alone as a statement piece.

Gemstones are another great way to reflect the vibrant colors of spring, plus they happen to be trending on every must-have list. Azzi Jewelers recommends a pair of Spark Creations opal earrings,…

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This decision will eliminate the sale of products made from animals that were raised for the use of their fur or those made with fur from wild animals

Saks OFF 5TH has committed to stop selling products made using animal fur through a phased approach by the end of fiscal 2022 on January 28, 2023. This includes both brand partner and private label merchandise sold online and in stores.

Molly Taylor, Chief Merchant, Saks OFF 5TH, said, “As a leading authority for fashion in the luxury off-price space, we are committed to delivering a relevant assortment that aligns with the values of our customers and the communities we serve. We continue to leverage consumer preferences to inform our decisions and overarching strategy, and the sale of fur is a timely social issue. The decision to eliminate fur from our assortment is a proactive and powerful stance for us to take for our business and society at large.”

Saks OFF 5TH will also work closely with vendor partners to phase out the sale of fur products both online and in its US and Canadian stores by the end of fiscal 2022.

This decision will eliminate the sale of products made from animals that were raised for the use of their fur or those made with fur from wild animals. Shearling, goatskin, cattle hide, down, feathers, leather and…

Samsara Luggage Ready for the New Normal in Travel
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The travel industry was forced to make big changes in 2020 to adapt to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the world coming to a virtual standstill, devoted nomads found ways to create movement through short road trips, extended workations, and more. The new travel trends were…

Go Global Retail to Acquire Janie and Jack, a Leading Premium Children’s Fashion Brand From Gap Inc.
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Go Global Retail announced plans to acquire Janie and Jack a leader in premium children’s fashion with more than 115 retail stores in the US and an online offering of apparel, footwear, and accessories, from Gap Inc.

Since its founding in 2002, Janie and Jack has built a modern classic…

RYU Apparel Signs Watershed Agreement to Become Official Athletic Apparel of the NFL Alumni Academy
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RYU Apparel Inc., creator of award-winning urban athletic apparel, announced it has signed a two-year in-kind agreement to be the official tailored urban athletic apparel of the NFL Alumni Academy.

The NFL Alumni Academy is an exclusive and elite training program that develops “NFL Ready” players while providing critical solutions…

Newchic’s Advanced Product Strategy and Spring/Summer Series Coming in 2021
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Newchic completed its product strategy upgrade in the first two quarters of 2021. NewChic will pay more attention to products, constantly increase product richness, improve the function level of products, and monitor the timeliness of performance. The further exploration of digitization is another strategic focus. Newchic plans to use…

JINS Eyewear Introduces New Sunglasses Brand JINS&SUN With NIGO as Creative Director
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JINS&SUN is a new sunglasses brand of JINS with NIGO as Creative Director. The concept is “EVERYDAY EYEWEAR”. JINS&SUN sunglasses will be available at all stores and online from March 31st, 2021.

A new sunglasses brand of JINS has a concept of “EVERYDAY EYEWEAR”. The collections…

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Viola Davis & Cynthia Erivo sparkled in Forevermark Diamonds & Nicola Coughlan shined in De Beers Jewellers at the 27th SAG Awards
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Forevermark diamonds & De Beers jewelry shined via virtual telecast at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards. SAG award winner Viola Davis & presenter Cynthia Erivo were dripping in Forevermark diamonds, while nominees Nicola Coughlan and Ruth Gemmell wore high jewelry by De Beers Jewellers.

Viola Davis looked radiant in Forevermark Black Label chandelier earrings and an Exceptional diamond ring as she accepted the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Cynthia Erivo presented during the virtual ceremony and dazzled wearing two pairs of earrings and three rings from the recently debuted Forevermark Avaanti™ Collection.

Erivo’s incredible achievements as a celebrated actor and singer perfectly embody the spirit of the Avaanti collection. Inspired by the Italian word for “forward,” the collection represents a sense of possibility, inspiring the wearer to realize their power and make a lasting statement every day.

Nicola Coughlan and Ruth Gemmell both wore classic diamond jewelry pieces from De Beers Jewellers as nominees in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Bridgerton.

Forevermark and De Beers Jewellers are part of De Beers Group, with diamond expertise spanning more than 130 years. Building Forever is De Beers Group’s commitment to creating a positive lasting impact that will endure well beyond the discovery of their last diamond. From the De Beers operations in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada, through to the glamorous red carpets where Forevermark and De Beers Jewellers diamonds are…


Xcel Brands Acquires LOGO by Lori Goldstein
Xcel Brands, Inc. today announced it has entered into an
David’s Bridal Launches Exclusive Shoe Collaboration With Steve Madden
David’s Bridal, the nation’s leading bridal and special occasion authority,
G-SHOCK Unveils First Ever Rose Gold Ion Plated Full Metal Timepiece
Casio introduces an all-new, luxury timepiece to G-SHOCK’s premium Full
Lug to Launch First-Ever PETA-Approved Vegan Leather Collection
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Lug, the popular lifestyle brand specializing in fashionable and well-appointed handbags and accessories, is pleased to announce the launch of its first-ever Vegan Leather collection, that is set to debut live on QVC’s show “Saturday Morning Q” on March 20th, 2021.

This innovative collection is Certified as PETA-Approved Vegan by…

Capsule Collection Mwachii Lunn by Ayimach_Horizons Celebrates Spring Equinox 2021
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March 20th marks Spring, and Fashion celebrates the season with shapeshifting looks by Ayimach_Horizons. The new capsule collection transforms beyond expectation offering maximum versatility, comfort and style. The collection is inspired by everything Spring and naturally shaped in silk and cotton. This year, Equinox illuminates Mwachii Lunn, which translates…

Bucardo Launches Spring 2021 Collection of Pocket Watch Accessories for Apple Watch
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Today, California-based lifestyle company Bucardo launches their newest collection of Pocket Watch Accessories for the Apple Watch on Kickstarter. These premium accessories transform the Apple Watch into a classic pocket watch, providing an iconic Apple Watch look suitable for formal occasions and everyday use.

The collection draws inspiration from the…

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Leading fashion brand presents significant growth opportunities for Xcel Brands

Xcel Brands, Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Lori Goldstein brands, including LOGO™ by Lori Goldstein. The acquisition focuses on growing the popular brand through a multi-channel approach including Live streaming, e-commerce, and global direct-response television networks, and expanding the business into new products and categories.

Designed to bring style to the masses, LOGO by Lori Goldstein launched in 2009 and has been profitable since inception. Boasting more than $1.5 billion in historical retail sales, the brand offers multiple categories such as casual womenswear, outerwear, eyewear, jewelry, and activewear.

“Xcel Brands continues to provide brands with the operating and technology platform needed to succeed in a dynamic and complex market. Our investment in LOGO by Lori Goldstein reinforces our commitment to help propel the industry forward by optimizing the business outcomes of our brands through a true omni channel distribution strategy and by reimagining shopping, entertainment, and social media as one thing,” said Robert W. D’Loren, Xcel Brands‘ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The acquisition presents highly achievable growth opportunities for Xcel Brands under the LOGO brand including product merchandising and design upgrades to drive growth and developing a material business across…



David’s Bridal Launches Exclusive Shoe Collaboration With Steve Madden

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David’s Bridal, the nation’s leading bridal and special occasion authority, and Steve Madden, the renowned footwear, accessories, and apparel brand, have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind shoe collaboration. This
MARQUE Luxury Selects Dallas for Latest Showroom Location
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MARQUE Luxury, the wholesale industry’s leading provider and authority of certified pre-owned goods, announced today the opening of its Dallas area showroom “Re-Commerce Hub,” previously labeled as showrooms, at the Dallas Market Center.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring MARQUE Luxury to our network in…

Haute Couture Fashion Week: Vaccine Dress by On Aura Tout Vu
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Reborn – Injection of light and lightness. Couture Fashion Week ended up in Paris last month. Due to the lockdown rules in France, presentations went all digital and there was still excitement around the breathtaking creations that were revealed, and worth re-visiting.

The designers from On Aura…

Luxury Leather Goods Brand Ghurka Launches Spring 2021 Collection
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Ghurka, a leading luxury leather goods brand, today launched its 2021 Spring Collection. The collection features new items that complement the brand’s current lineup of the finest leather.

From duffel bags in three different sizes to spacious totes and roomy backpacks, the new collection offers versatility, quality, and timeless design,…