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  • Summer/Seasonal
  • Message Gifts
  • Teen/Tween
  • Steady Sellers
  • Personal Care
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Tech-Related
  • Humor/Whimsy

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Fashion Accessories continue to drive traffic – and sales — for our reporting retailers, with business up for 48%. Despite the warmer weather, scarves remain steady.

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