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SOCIAL BRANDING

Giorgio Armani Becomes Latest High Profile Fashion Designer to Go Fur Free

Fashion licensors have been among the most scrupulous in aligning their brands with the right social causes (or at least making sure their brand isn’t associated with the wrong ones)…


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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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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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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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