Swank’s Mel Goldfeder Retiring

Mel Goldfeder

Mel Goldfeder, who started his career at Swank in 1967, is retiring from the Swank division of Randa Accessories.

Schmoozing: Randa BCS Championship party at Butterfield 8

Randa party at Butterfield 8

Randa Accessories hosted a party at Butterfield 8 last night to watch the BCS Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama.

Randa moving its headquarters across Midtown in January

Randa's new headquarters at 417 Fifth Avenue

Randa Accessories is moving its corporate offices from West 45th Street to a new space on Fifth Avenue.

Schmoozing: Randa

Schmoozing-Randa-Aug2012-038

Randa Accessories hosted a Las Vegas market party at Mandalay Bay last week.

Randa invests in Guatemalan belt maker Tata

Randa Accessories

Randa Accessories said it has inked a partnership with Tata, a Guatemala-based belt manufacturer.

Randa completes Swank acquisition

Swank

Randa Accessories Leather Goods LLC has completed its $57.3 million ($10 a share) acquisition of Swank Inc.

Swank Q4 up slightly, receives second offer

Swank

Swank reports a slight increase in Q4 income and a new offer from a potential buyer.

Randa to acquire Swank

Swank

Randa Accessories announced this morning that it has reached an agreement to acquire Swank, Inc., a competing accessories company, for $10 a share in a $57.5 million deal.

The MR 2011 Accessories Report

Accessories-Aug2011-numbers

While not a banner year for accessories, 2010 showed some marked improvement over 2009, and optimism prevails in 2011. “Slim” and “soft” were the key drivers in all categories and vendors did a good job of calling out these changes in their marketing materials. “Stores are very supportive of men’s accessories,” observes Rick Luft of […]

Accessories 2011: Belts and small leather goods

Aug2011-beltsPLG2

Technically Speaking: What’s in your wallet? By Amy Sciaretta Consumers are saying goodbye to bulky wallets and hello to sleek and colorful styling. The category has taken a turn for the better with bold color and shape. Brights are taking the stage this season across price categories. Daring patterned linings add an element of surprise […]