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.
Epic Rights partnered with Lucky Brand to develop a national apparel program featuring a slate of top-tier musical artists including KISS, Journey and Def Leppard.
Cherokee Global Brands is expanding the European distribution of its Cherokee brand in a new licensing agreement with Saborn Licensing Company.
Polaroid and the Sharpe Company are developing a new program for lifestyle merchandise inspired by the iconic photography brand.
DreamWorks Animation has extended its relationship with The Leomil Group to include apparel and accessories. for the upcoming feature film Trolls.
Owner of Tony Hawk and Everyday California acquires Flip Flop Shops chain.
CBS Consumer Products has made online retailer CafePress.com the official destination for merchandise featuring CBS’s classic TV portfolio.
Foundry Brands has negotiated a deal for the urban cycling brand Brick Lanes Bikes London with clothing company Heritage Apparel.
Manchester United Football Club has signed a multi-year, global partnership with luxury footwear brand Heroes.
The eyewear brand Revo, which is owned by Sequential Brands Group, has debuted a new collection of sunglasses created in collaboration with U2 lead singer Bono.
English Laundry, a Bluestar Alliance brand, has tapped Prodigy Brands to develop a line of branded footwear.
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