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 29 years, membership has grown internationally to include over 330 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 publishes Accessories Magazine, a quarterly digital shoppable publication and hosts educational seminars, networking events, design & marketing awards, social media events, and the esteemed black tie ACE Award Gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the accessory industry.

Upcoming Events

Instagram Live With The Accessory Think Tank
December 7th, 2023
Coffee With The Council In Philadelphia
December 9th, 2023
Coffee With The Council In Miami
December 16th, 2023
Instagram Live with Sattache
December 13th, 2023