NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced that  the 26th annual ACE Awards will take place on Monday, Aug. 1. The Accessories Council honors and recognizes global brands and pioneers, positioning them at the forefront of the fashion industry. The ACE Awards are presented to designers, brands, retailers, celebrities and media who have helped to enhance sales and promote accessories. The event will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, according to an announcement from the Accessories Council. The 2022 ACE honorees include:

● Global Style Icon: J Balvin
● Brand Excellence: Rimowa
● Retailer of the Year: Moda Operandi
● Hall of Fame: Josie Natori
● Breakthrough: Victor Glemaud
● Launch: Veronica Beard
● Legacy: Vera Bradley
● Influencers: Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, ‘And Just Like That’
● Visionary: Hodinkee
● Retail Innovation: LensCrafters

Sponsors of the ACE Awards include Anna Zuckerman, Marchon Eyewear Inc., Caleres, EssilorLuxottica, Informa: MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT, Judith Lieber Couture, Tura, Safilo Group, Signal Brands, and Vera Bradley.
For more information about tickets and sponsorships, contact the Accessories Council at 212.947.1135 or
The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit, international trade organization established in 1994. Their mission is to stimulate global consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. 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 and marketing awards, social media events, and the black tie ACE Awards Gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the accessory industry.