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TLL Survey

Apparel Fuels 3.1% Growth in U.S./Canada Fashion Licensing—Global Growth Is Even Higher

For all of its challenges, the fashion licensing industry continues to post strong sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global retail sales of licensed fashion goods totaled…


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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Vegan Cosmetics: The Newest Wave in Fashion Brand Building

Quality is no longer enough. Today’s consumers also want their brands to have a moral and social conscience. Few sectors have been more responsive to this demand than fashion—and vegan makeup brands are leading the charge…


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Cannabis

Licensed Cannabis the Next Big Thing

This year’s Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition New York welcomed a disparate crowd as businesses sought to stake a claim in an industry estimated to be worth $5.7 billion in the U.S. in 2015. While TLL estimates place retail sales of licensed legal cannabis at…

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Male Celebrities to Bolster H&B

As licensed sales of health and beauty products are flagging (according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey, licensed sales were flat at 0.1% in 2015), men’s products are proving to be a silver lining as one of the fastest growing…


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SPORTS

Professional Bull Riders Take Licensing by the Horns

Riding a wave of interest in all things western, Professional Bull Riders is partnering with a new event retail and merchandising company and expanding its wine, fragrance and apparel lines…


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RETAIL TRENDS

Lady Gaga and Elton John Become the Latest to Launch a Macy’s Exclusive

Limited-edition celebrity lines are an old hat for Macy’s. But here are some different celebrities (hint: not named Donald Trump) finding a home for their exclusive product lines at Macy’s…


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BRAND BUILDERS

Emily Weiss Gives Beauty a Millennial Makeover

Blogger turned businesswoman Emily Weiss is building a digital beauty brand for the 21st century. Here are four ways the face of beauty brand building in the 21st century is changing…


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CELEBRITY

Freshness Eludes Celebrity Scents

Despite a small rush of celebrity-licensed fragrances introduced to retail in the late summer and fall, the category still smells off, with marketers Elizabeth Arden, Coty and Parlux all reporting…


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BRINGING LICENSING IN-HOUSE

Big Fashion Licensors Taking Back Control of their Brands

Although licensing is one fashion trend that’s unlikely to ever go out of style, a growing number of fashion licensors are bucking the trend and taking back direct control of their 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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