As fashion licensors, licensees and retailers from all over the world descend on Las Vegas for the MAGIC trade show, here are five trends that are driving the licensed apparel market.
Italian accessories brand Furla has signed a five-year licensing agreement with the Morellato Group to produce and distribute a line of branded watches worldwide.
Dick’s Sporting Goods and UberRush have partnered to bring displaced football fans in Chicago and New York City official championship t-shirts after the Super Bowl.
Paws, Inc., licensor of Garfield property and associated Garfield characters, has partnered with 16 new companies for new Garfield merchandise around the world.
The Carat Shop, under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will launch a new Harry Potter watch collection this month.
Tommy Bahama has partnered with Major League Baseball to honor one of baseball’s most celebrated players, David Ortiz, with the release of the 2016 Collector’s Edition shirt.
Gymboree has launched a limited edition baby collection featuring iconic characters from Random House's Little Golden Books series.
PVH and funds advised by Apax Partners have reached an agreement for PVH to acquire the remaining 55 percent interest in TH Asia, their joint venture for the Tommy Hilfiger brand in China, that PVH did not already own.
Tommy Hilfiger has tapped G-III Apparel Group to launch a line of branded women’s dresses.
Etsy has launched its first brick and mortar shop at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City.
Santoro London has partnered with new licensees Craft Consortium and Aznar Innova and has tapped licensees Undercolors of Benetton and Panini España for new products.
Saban Brands has signed The Mercer House as the global footwear licensee for Macbeth and appointed apparel partners in North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Perry Ellis International has tapped Sensual, a division of USA Apparel Group, to design and distribute intimates under its sportswear brand Rafaella brand.
Fam Brands has closed its first deal for the golf lifestyle brand Teháma, partnering with The Golf Warehouse for a new line of apparel.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Luxury fashion label Givenchy has tapped Italian company the Safilo Group for its line of branded eyewear including sunglasses and optical frames.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Instinct fragrance, David Beckham and his fragrance licensee Coty have launched a Gold Edition version of the scent.
King Features Syndicate has partnered with Putnam Accessories to debut a limited edition collection of Original Chuck hats featuring the iconic character Popeye.
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has tapped the Brown Shoe Company to create a collection of ready-to-wear women’s shoes for her DVF brand.
Jazzercise is putting legwarmers and leotards firmly in the past with a new re-branding effort led by brand and retail consultancy CBX.
Italian agency Team Entertainment has been appointed to represent the TV series "Calimero" and fashion brand V19.69 Italy.
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