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Amazon has always kept its facts and figures about its popular Prime service a secret. But in its latest 10-K filing, the e-comm giant hinted at how many of its customers are paying for privilege of free 2-day shipping—along with the company's popular entertainment streaming services....
Emili Vesilind | February 17, 2017
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New York Fashion Week's Fall 2017 shows wrap up this afternoon, and, looking back, it's been a terrific week for jewelry. The fashion world's passion for earrings—the bigger and bolder the better—held steady in New York, as did the ubiquity of chokers and tassels (used to cap...
Emili Vesilind | February 17, 2017 | Retail Details
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Despite financial challenges, Fossil Group's CEO Kosta Kartsotis was bullish on a shareholder's call this week—announcing that the company will release 300 wearable SKUs in 2017. The watch and accessories company, which is arguably the most prolific manufacturer of wearable...
Emili Vesilind | February 16, 2017

Fossil Plans to Launch 300 Wearables in 2017

Emili Vesilind | February 16, 2017
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Bricks-and-clicks jewelry retailer Brilliant Earth announced this week that it will open a new showroom in San Diego in March.   The new 2,000-square-foot showroom—located on the third floor of the La Plaza La Jolla open-air shopping center—will specialize in Brilliant Earth's...
Emili Vesilind | February 16, 2017 | Retail Details
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Despite the messy U.S. political climate, consumers are still consuming. And in January, we spent (slightly) more than the government expected us to. U.S. retail sales rose 0.4 percent in January—up from the forecasted 0.1 percent increase. The Commerce Department released...
Emili Vesilind | February 15, 2017

January Retail Sales Were Up—But Not by Much

Emili Vesilind | February 15, 2017
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As Valentine's Day gifts go, famous jewelry lover Elizabeth Taylor received one of the most incredible in 1969—from her husband at the time, Richard Burton. Burton gifted her with the 16th-century La Peregrina, one of the largest and most symmetrically perfect pear-shape pearls in...
Emili Vesilind | February 14, 2017
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In a night full of memorable, soul-shaking performances—including a powerfully political turn by the hip-hop group Tribe Called Quest and a moving ode to the late George Michael by the singer Adele—Beyoncé and her baby bump, resplendent in a golden lace gown, stole the show. Queen Bey, who'...
Emili Vesilind | February 13, 2017
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New York Fashion Week's Fall 2017 presentations kicked off in (frigid, snowy) New York City just yesterday, but already the event has spun out a number of memorable jewelry moments—not the least of which was Kendall Jenner in floral hair baubles that recalled, well, fancy baby barrettes....
Emili Vesilind | February 10, 2017 | Retail Details
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Swatch, the Swiss maker of casual, colorful watches, announced this week that it's developing its own smartwatch operating system—called Swiss OS. The brand is building the OS in collaboration with research and technology company CSEM, reports Wareable. Swatch will debut its first...
Emili Vesilind | February 10, 2017

Swatch Is Making Its Own Smartwatch

Emili Vesilind | February 10, 2017
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) released its economic forecast for 2017 on Wednesday and forecasted that in-store retail industry sales (excluding automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants) will grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent over 2016. E-commerce will fare even...
Emili Vesilind | February 9, 2017

NRF Forecasts Retail Sales Will Increase in 2017

Emili Vesilind | February 9, 2017
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