We're the go-to organization for anyone in the accessories industry who wants to participate in a community environment.

Who We Are

About the Accessories Council


Our History

The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit, international trade organization established in 1994. Our mission is to stimulate global consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. We serve the industry globally which generates over $50.8 billion dollars annually in the United States alone.

Over the past 20 years, membership has grown internationally to include over 325 companies and organizations, representing the world’s leading brand names, designers, publications, retailers and associated providers for the accessories, eyewear and footwear industries.

The Accessories Council sponsors educational seminars, networking events, seasonal trend reports, marketing & advertising co-op initiatives, design & marketing awards for area fashion students, our exciting annual silent auction, social media events, and the esteemed black tie ACE Award Gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the accessory industry.


Our Events

The Accessories Council is committed to helping the accessories industry sustain steady and strategic growth by continuing to build relationships within the accessories community through:

• 92Y Speaker Series & Events
• AC Cares
• Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards
• Accessories Council Summit
• Accessories Innovation Committee (AIC)
• CLE Partnership
• Educational Sessions
• Elaine Gold Launch Pad; in partnership with the CFDA • Next Generation Awards at FIT and LIM
• Hall of Fame Awards
• Networking Events
• Press Preview Events
• Retail/Vendor Meeting Days
• Trade Show Showcases