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PET PRODUCTS

As Pet Pampering Grows, Licensing Goes to the Dogs

The emerging trend of pet “parenting” has increased demand for specialty products, including toys and other products licensed from fashion, entertainment and celebrity properties, as pet parents seek to share their favorite brands with their pets…


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RETAIL LICENSING

Aéropostale Seeks to Raise Cash with International Licensing

Teen specialty retailer Aéropostale, struggling to turn around sagging sales domestically under threat of delisting from the New York Stock Exchange…


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BUSINESS NEWS

Licensed Sales Fuel Explosive Growth at Sequential Brands

Sequential Brands had a Q3 for the ages, more than doubling year-over-year revenues from $10 million to $23 million. Because Sequential’s business model centers on acquiring…


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WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

Hermès & Apple Team Up for Next Gen of Apple Watch

The fashion-technology convergence has a new dream team…


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WIPE OUT

California Surfing Brand Quiksilver Files Chapter 11

California surfing and skateboard clothing chain Quiksilver Inc. became the latest retailer to file for…


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Retailers

Xcel Designs Nimble Supply Chain for Stores

Xcel Brands, owner and licensor of the Isaac Mizrahi, C. Wonder, H Halston and Judith Ripka fashion brands, is experimenting with new ways to help retailers manage inventory. Under its new Quick Time Response supply chain program, Xcel will design and manage…


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FASHION LICENSING

Saban Gives Paul Frank Fashion Revamp

Move could be a model for other aging character brands…


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CELEBRITY FASHIONISTAS

Olsen Twins Bring Secondary Fashion Label In-House

Is it just contractual or are the Olsens making a move away from licensing…


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TLL’s Guide to Fashion-based Properties

Fashion designers and labels primarily fall into three groups — apparel (and accessories), footwear, and home/interior design…

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WORLDWIDE TRENDS

Global Fashion Sales Grow 2.4% in 2014

Global sales of licensed fashion goods grew 2.4% in 2014, according to TLL’s 2015 Licensing Business DataBook. Only two segments grew more: entertainment/character (4.8%) and sports (3.4%). At $37.9 billion, fashion accounted for 23.8% of all worldwide licensed sales, most of…

 

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