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Now the title has merged with Gift Focus magazine, the UK's leading bi-monthly trade publication for the giftware industry. Visit the Gift Focus website.

Each issue contains detailed information on upcoming trade shows and reviews many new and innovative products, enabling retailers to make informed and profitable buying decisions for their business. Find out more about the magazine here.

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Attire Accessories magazine - Issue 106 - May/June 2024

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In this issue:

Sarah Jordan founded Y.O.U Underwear in a bid to help tackle pant poverty.

Check out this array of cosmos-inspired jewellery items perfect for fashionforward consumers

Classic handbags and backpacks from the industry's finest bag companies

Classic yet fashionable, traditional yet stylish, and whimsical yet strong, gold jewellery ticks every accessories box and more…

Provide a 360-jewellery offering with this selection of rings

Luxury retail destinations thrive as large retail centres continue recover

TheVitality Rankings, the annual index of UK retail centre health released...

ACID announces new CEO

ACID has announced the appointment of Laura Newbold Breen as its new Chief Executive Officer.

With a background in...

New designers exhibit at Pure London

In just two months' time the next edition of Pure London x JATC, the Festival of Fashion, will take over the...

GCVA appoints Dr Hannah Shimko as Managing Director

The Gift Card and Voucher Association (GCVA) has announced the appointment of Dr Hannah Shimko as...

From the editor

All that glitters

Jewellery, in whatever iteration, is always a great seller. We see it time and time again. Whether you’re an accessories boutique with a vast array of different jewellery options, or you are predominately focused on gifts and are thinking about branching out into offering necklaces, rings and bracelets in order to entice the pick-up consumer, jewellery is a sure-fire sales hit.

This issue we have two features looking at different jewellery trends. Celestial styles, inspired by the stars, are definitely en vogue right now, with the fashion-forward consumer loving the cosmos-inspired jewellery items. Meanwhile gold items are classic yet fashionable, traditional yet stylish, and whimsical yet strong – ticking every box and more.

Of course, that’s not all we’re covering this issue. We throw the spotlight on the best handbags and backpacks to market, as well as our round-up of rings and watches. Focusing on shows, we have in-depth previews of Pure x JATC and Scoop – two great events that will help refine your in-store offering and help guide you on what’s hot in the industry right now.

And finally, in our op-ed blog I look at while it’s important to support advocacy days such as International Women’s Day and Pride month, coming up in June, it’s imperative that you are consistent, authentic and intentional with your marketing all-year round in order to highlight your genuine support for these important causes.

Enjoy the issue!

Editor Louise Prance

Louise Prance, Editor

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