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Paper Crown, Randa Selling Men’s Ties in Women’s Dress Area

The collection is being targeted to brides and is merchandised in a women’s shop at Lord & Taylor.

By Jean E. Palmieri

It’s no secret that the men’s neckwear business has been struggling in recent years. But Randa, the category’s largest manufacturer, is not about to roll over and play dead.

Instead, it has teamed with Paper Crown, a popular women’s collection founded by Lauren Conrad and Maura McManus, to create […]

By | 2017-05-26T21:45:00+02:00 May 26th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

A Huge Company You’ve Never Heard of Probably Made the Belt You’re Wearing Right Now

By Dennis Green

No matter what brand of belt you’re currently wearing, there’s a pretty good chance it was made by one company: Randa.

Randa Accessories is likely the biggest brand you’ve never heard of. It churns out belts, ties, luggage, small leather goods, casual bags, jewelry, and seasonal accessories, including footwear, hats, and gloves.

It claims to be the “world’s largest men’s accessories company,” supplying retailers like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Kohl’s, J.C. […]

By | 2017-05-15T21:41:19+02:00 May 15th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

David J. Katz Maps Out a New Future for Retail — Driven by Data

By Arthur Zaczkiewicz

David J. Katz, of Randa Accessories, and Jim Shea, of analytics firm First Insight Inc., have a cure of “retail sameness.”

The fashion apparel and retail market needs a new map, according to David J. Katz, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Randa Accessories, and Jim Shea, chief commercial officer of analytics firm First Insight Inc.

The two executives shared the stage to share their thoughts and insights on a retail […]

By | 2017-04-03T21:40:08+02:00 April 3rd, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Ryan Seacrest’s Lessons From the Red Carpet

The television host and entrepreneur is extending his tailored clothing line into sportswear for fall.

By Jean E. Palmieri

Ryan Seacrest has noticed a considerable change in the way men dress on the red carpet and it’s this appreciation for fashion that he’s hoping to capitalize on with his Ryan Seacrest Distinction label.

The television host and entrepreneur said that since launching his own line three years ago, he’s developed a more […]

By | 2017-04-03T21:36:34+02:00 April 3rd, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Partners With First Insight

The men’s accessories manufacturer will use First Insight technology to make design, buying and pricing decisions.

By Aria Hughes

Randa, a men’s accessories wholesaler, is tapping First Insight for its consumer-driven predictive analytics.

Starting this month, Randa will look to First Insight for design, buying and pricing decisions about the accessories it produces for its brands, retail partners and consumers.

“We are dedicated to making our partners successful. Offering the right assortment through […]

By | 2017-03-16T21:30:06+01:00 March 16th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Reorganizes Senior Management Positions

By Brian Lipton

Randa Accessories, leading men’s accessories company, has repositioned key senior management positions to better align itself with changes in the marketplace.

Ed Turner, who has been with Randa for over 20 years and has served in many management roles including sales, merchandising, sourcing, brand management, and PLM engagement, has been named chief operating officer. Most recently, Turner served as president of Randa’s wallets and seasonal accessories division.

“With the […]

By | 2017-03-07T21:26:09+01:00 March 7th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Shifts Executives in Luggage, Wallets; Names Chief Operating Officer

The changes are intended to position the corporation for future growth.

By Jean E. Palmieri

Randa Accessories has repositioned some of the senior managers in its luggage and wallets and seasonal accessories divisions and also named a new chief operating officer.

Under the restructuring, Brad Kovaly has been named president of Randa luggage. Kovaly has 25 years of experience at the company, starting in the neckwear division, then managing a newly acquired […]

By | 2017-03-07T21:24:24+01:00 March 7th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

Randa Pivots Senior Management to Align with Changes in Marketplace

Randa Accessories, the world’s leading men’s accessories company, continues to evolve and innovate to create success for its partners and stakeholders. Last week, Randa repositioned key senior management positions to better align itself with changes in the marketplace.

Brad Kovaly has been named president of Randa Luggage. Kovaly has 25 years of management experience at Randa, starting in the neckwear division, then managing a newly acquired leather goods business, and most […]

By | 2017-03-03T22:28:12+01:00 March 3rd, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Skies Slowly Brightening for Retailers Shopping Las Vegas Men’s Shows

Project, Liberty Fairs, Agenda and Capsule offered retailers innovative brands and trend-right merchandise.

By Jean E. Palmieri and Aria Hughes and Alex Badia and Luis Campuzano

LAS VEGAS — The fourth quarter wasn’t pretty for most retailers. Pre- and post-election angst, unrelenting price promotions, pressure from aggressive online players and a distracted consumer all contributed to a rough end to 2016.

But retailers aren’t about to roll over. To fight back, they’re […]

By | 2017-02-27T17:23:40+01:00 February 27th, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments

A Tectonic Shift

By David J Katz –

Overall, the fashion apparel/retail industry experienced a challenging first half, a tough third quarter … and then things got worse. It wasn’t the weather or the strength of the U.S. dollar. Nor was it product assortment or brand relevance or fear of terrorism, although these all contributed to the challenge.

2015 was the retail apparel industry’s most promotional year on record yet department and luxury stores continued […]

By | 2017-02-23T17:21:38+01:00 February 23rd, 2017|In the Press|0 Comments
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