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Fashion

Discount, Value Channels Drive Fashion Brand-based Growth in 2018

Retail sales of licensed fashion brand-based goods jumped 1.6%, with most of the growth emerging from discount and value retailers. Despite the loss of thousands of retail storefronts over 2018, sales through brick-and-mortal locations grew…


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Fashion

Fashion Brand-based Growth Led by Accessories; Bags, Headwear Big Winners of 2018

Retail sales of licensed fashion brand-based merchandise grew 1.6% in 2018 in the U.S. and Canada to reach $22.1 billion, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Of that growth, 41% came from licensed accessories…


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Beauty

Celebrating the Beauty in Diversity

Wrapping up the latest in diverse intiatives from fashion and beauty leaders like Kimora Lee Simmons, MAC/Disney, Nikita Dragun, Calvin Klein, and Marvel…


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Licensing Law

On Notice: Sportswear, Organics & Bankruptcy Updates

Puma comes under fire from In-N-Out Burger while Addidas can’t shake a suit, the Organic Trade Association fights fraud, Gymboree’s assets are snapped up, and GMM and Hearst reveal their plans for Defy Media’s brands…


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Celebrity

Celeb Watch: Lifestyle, Fitness & Fashion

The latest on Jane Fonda; Cindy Crawford, LeBron James, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Lindsey Vonn; Amy Schumer and Leesa Evans; Jessica Simpson; and more…


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Fashion

Specialty, Mid-Tier & Ecommerce Drive 2017 Licensed U.S./Canada Fashion Sales

In 2017, ecommerce was the fastest-growing channel in the U.S./Canada 4.3% growth, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The largest category, discounters and value…


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Fashion

Licensed Fashion Sales Up 3.5% WW in 2017

Worldwide retail sales of licensed merchandise based on fashion properties grew 3.0% to reach $41,584 million in 2017, per TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Business

M&A: Fashion, Toys & Other Business

The latest in mergers, acquisitions, and other business moves from Levi Strauss, Moose Toys/Worlds Apart, ABG, Goliath/Vivid Toy, Perry Ellis, Varsity Brands, and mroe…


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Sports

Roundup: Sports & Sportswear News

Play ball with new developments from the NFL, MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, NCAA, Epic Games, WWE, FIFA, Hibbett Sports, Canada Goose, and more…


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Business

M&A: Shakedowns in Fashion & Food

The latest in business moves to impact licensing.

Featuring: Inspire Brands and Chanel, Perfumania, Michael Kors, LVMH, and more…


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