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.

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Over the past 25 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

The Accessories Council Junior Board: Cocktails, Networking and the Announcement of the 2022 Design Excellence Awards Finalists
September 8th, 2022
Let's Talk Accessories: R. Riveter
August 17th, 2022