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Accessories Council Announces 2022 Honorees for The 26th Annual ACE Awards

Taking place on August 1.




Accessories Council Announces 2022 Honorees  for The 26th Annual ACE Awards

(PRESS RELEASE) The Accessories Council announces the 26th annual ACE Awards will take place on Monday, August 1st. The ACE Awards honors individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories.

This year’s honorees include:

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

The ACE Awards were created in 1997 to celebrate those who have made great strides in raising awareness of the accessories industry. Over the past 26 years, the Accessories Council has honored and recognized 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.

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 on tickets, tables, sponsorships or AC Magazine ads, contact the Accessories Council at 212.947.1135 or

For updates on the night of the Awards, follow the Accessories Council on Twitter @AccessoryNews Instagram @accessoriescouncil and include hashtag #ACEAWARDS.


When: Monday, August 1, 2022

Where: Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street
(between Lexington and Park Avenues)



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