by Stephen Garner

accessories magazineMR Magazine’s sister publication, Accessories Magazine, has announced it will be reformatting to an all-digital platform starting in 2018.

The publication, which has served the women’s fashion accessories business as “The Voice of the Industry” for over 100 years, will remain as the main go-to for the accessories industry through its website,

Lauren Parker will remain as editor-in-chief, with the dual role at UBM Fashion of brand director of accessories for WWDMAGIC, AccessoriesTheShow, Fame, and POOLTRADESHOW.

The digital newsletter will continue to blast out to the industry three-times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with daily social media updates throughout the week (@accessoriesmag). There will, however, be special print issues for notable occasions and events.

And, Accessories Annual Merchants Hall of Fame will continue into its 8th year, in 2018 teaming up with the Accessories Council to present during the ACE Awards in June. Accessories will also continue to produce its Annual Accessories Census Report in partnership with NPD Group, which will be released in digital format in early 2018.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Accessories Council for the ACE Awards,” said Tom Nastos, president of UBM Fashion, the parent company of Accessories and MR magazines. “ACE is truly the accessories industry’s most glamorous event, and it’s been moved to June to coincide with our new June New York women’s marketplace, headlined by Coterie. We are excited to bring the latest group of Accessories Hall of Fame inductees to our shows too! It’s all about bringing the industry together.”

“The print edition had been around for over a century, which underscores our knowledge and position as ‘The Voice of the Industry’,” added Parker. “However, we recognize that the way the industry consumes information has changed, and it has become more expedient for us to release news and trend information virtually as it happens. Digital allows us this freedom. I look forward to this next chapter in Accessories.”