Accessories Council Excellence Awards to Spotlight Alber Elbaz, Net-a-Porter, More

The Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards will be presented November 1 in NYC to some of the best in the biz.

The ACE Awards honor individuals for their achievements in arenas from collaboration collections to business visionaries, and this year's honors will be doled out to Net-a-Porter for E-tailer of the Year and, perhaps surprisingly, to Henri Bendel for Retailer of the Year.  Alber Elbaz snagged Designer of the Year, while collaborators Maria Sharapova and Cole Haan won brand collaboration and Rachel Roy and Macy's scored for Launch of the Year.  Tiffany & Co walks away with the Hall of Fame Award and do-gooder Lauren Bush will be recognized with the Humanitarian Award for her FEED bags for the FEED Foundation.  

The winners have got a while to wait to get their hands on the trophies, but must be pleased in the meantime to know they'll join the ranks of Lady Gaga and Barbie, who last year won Stylemaker and Icon awards, respectively.

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