Sequential Brands Group expands its lifestyle brand Joe’s with footwear and intimate apparel categories

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential” or the “Company”) announced today (Jan. 26, 2017) multiple new categories for its lifestyle brand Joe’s including footwear and intimate apparel.

Beginning Spring ’17, the Company is launching a full line of men’s and women’s footwear in partnership with ACI International, a distinguished global footwear distributor. The footwear collection will feature dress shoes, sneakers and boots.

In addition, the company signed a new agreement with leading apparel manufacturer ESP Group, LTD. to develop and launch a collection of intimate apparel featuring men’s and women’s underwear, sleepwear, and loungewear for Fall ‘17.   The new category extensions will debut in Joe’s retail stores and e-commerce site, and then roll out to stores nationwide.

“In just over a year of having Joe’s in Sequential’s platform, we have grown the core business together with Global Brands Group, successfully introduced a collection of handbags and eyewear, and featured top talent Bella Hadid in our ad campaign. We are excited to continue this trajectory with the launch of these categories,” said Jameel Spencer, Fashion Division President at Sequential.

Joe Dahan, Founder of Joe’s Jeans added, “Sequential continues to position Joe’s for global growth.  It’s an exciting time for our company and the addition of these new categories strengthens our brand in the market.”

Joe’s is available coast to coast at fine department stores and specialty boutiques in the USA including Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, and internationally. In addition, Joe’s has 18 free standing boutiques located in top USA markets such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Founded in 2001 by Creative Director Joe Dahan, Joe’s redefines everyday style with its inherently LA sensibility and distinctive rock + roll point-of-view. With an emphasis on offering the perfect fit for everybody, the brand takes a revolutionary approach to denim and sophisticated classics, incorporating the very latest in technology to offer product that is beautiful, innovative and fits flawlessly.

ABOUT SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the home, active, and fashion categories, which includes the Joe’s brand. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

Media Contact:
For Sequential Brands Group
Jaime Cassavechia
(212) 518-4771 x108
jcassavechia@sbg-ny.com

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire

VeryExclusive.co.uk launches 25 brands of men’s clothing, footwear and accessories for autumn winter 2016

Liverpool,UK, 2016-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — VeryExclusive.co.uk, Shop Direct’s online luxury fashion retailer, has today (September 20, 2016) gone live with its premium menswear offer.

The etailer has launched men’s clothing, footwear and accessories for autumn winter 2016 with 25 brands, including the likes of Kenzo, Whistles, PS by Paul Smith, Hackett and Vivienne Westwood.

In what will be a first for the accessible luxury brand, VeryExclusive.co.uk is also close to signing up its debut concession partner.

Sarah Curran, managing director of VeryExclusive.co.uk, said: “We’re delighted to be launching our menswear offer with such a covetable range of brands. The appeal of VeryExclusive.co.uk is that we give women access to brands they may not otherwise be able to shop. And we know from months of market research that there’s an aspirational male customer who is crying out for us to do the same across men’s clothing, footwear and accessories.

“We’re also excited to be in advanced talks with brands keen to work with us on a concession model. Alongside our wholesale proposition, we see this as a huge opportunity. It will allow us to offer our customers greater width of range, including top tier products. And for the brands themselves, it provides the ability to really differentiate their product range. It’s a complete win-win and we look forward to announcing our first concession brand very soon.”

VeryExclusive.co.uk’s menswear offer will target 26 to 45 year-old aspirational males, a high number of whom already shop with Shop Direct’s flagship brand, Very.co.uk.

Menswear customers of VeryExclusive.co.uk will benefit from the etailer’s proven successful content strategy – offering magazine-style editorial, fashion advice and product recommendations. Customers will also be able to draw on Shop Direct’s credit offer, which includes ‘Take 3’, to buy premium menswear brands. Take 3 allows shoppers to spread the cost of their purchases across three monthly, interest-free payments. VeryExclusive.co.uk also offers a credit account with a representative APR of 18.9%.

Alex Baldock, group CEO at Shop Direct, said: “VeryExclusive.co.uk’s success is built on attracting the luxury brands our customers tell us they want to shop, personalising their end-to-end shopping experience, and making the pieces they love accessible via our unique range of ways to spread the cost.

“Launching menswear on VeryExclusive.co.uk will enable us to democratise luxury for men as well as women. Men want the option to buy into premium brands as much as women and this will bring some of their favourite labels within reach.

“For spring summer 2017, we’ll be upping our roster of menswear brands to 35 and look forward to seeing the reaction from our customers.”

ABOUT SHOP DIRECT

Shop Direct is the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, with annual sales of almost £1.9 billion. Our digital department store brands are Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and LittlewoodsIreland.ie. We receive an average of more than 1.2 million website visits every day, with 62% of online sales completed on mobile devices.

We exist to make good things easily accessible to more people. With our department store range of famous brands, market-leading ecommerce and technology capabilities and unique financial services products offering flexible ways to pay, we’re well placed to deliver on that promise.

We sell more than 1,300 famous brands, including big name labels and our own exclusive brands. We have four million customers and deliver 49 million products every year. Our free click and collect service, Collect+, delivers to 5,800 stores across the country, increasing ease and convenience for customers.

For more information on Shop Direct, visit www.shopdirect.com or follow us on Twitter at @ShopDirect.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Shop Direct
Lauren Young
lauren.young@shopdirect.com
0844 292 3986

Brunswick
Helen Smith
hsmith@brunswickgroup.com
0207 404 5959

Source: ShopDirect

HAWKE & CO SOARS BEYOND JACKETS – INTRODUCES MEN’S FOOTWEAR LINE FOR FALL 2015

New York, NY, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hawke & Co introduced their first collection of men’s footwear today, extending the company’s offerings beyond outerwear. The design of the new collection is inspired by their outerwear, and will compliment Hawke & Co’s Pro, Outfitter and Black Collections.

“We are thrilled to be introducing these awesome shoes to our loyal Hawke & Co consumers,” said Michael Rosenberg, President of Hawke & Co. “We’ve had a lot of buyers and customers asking for Hawke footwear, and we listened. The interpretation of Hawke & Co’s DNA into this line of footwear was very well executed by Core Classics and we couldn’t be happier.” Core Classics marks the brand’s fist licensee.

The team paid careful attention to the designs of Hawke & Co outerwear and developed shoes that hint at the innovative designs of jackets such as the company’s flagship line of ultra lightweight packable down jackets. The collection features twelve designs ranging from casual sneakers, loafers, vintage boots and dress boots.

The collection is available to view at Project in Las Vegas from February 17-19th, and will become available this fall on the company’s website at www.hawkeandco.com. Other retail channels will be announced as they become available.

For More Information Contact:
Daniel Montelongo
Director of Marketing & Communications
T: (212) 461–4332
E: dan@hawkeco.com

About Hawke & Co
Founded in 1958, Hawke & Co designs apparel that is innovative, stylish and affordable for the modern explorer. Primarily known for their outerwear, Hawke & Co offers premium quality products that are enjoyed by customers around the world. Hawke & Co is a privately held company and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Latest Vans Styles Offer Universal Appeal Claims Extremepie.com

The original skate shoes manufacturer proves to be a big hit with the youth market at Extremepie.com; however the highly functional and stylish skate have much broader appeal.

Vans shoes first came to the market in 1966, catering to the growing popularity of skateboarding and rapidly became one of the best loved street brands, producing a wide range of shoes and apparel specifically targeting the highly popular sport. With such a long pedigree in the industry, it is no surprise that they are one of the leading brands for skaters, and with top names endorsing the brand including some of the world’s leading skateboarders, and sponsorship of some of the major skating and x-games events, they remain at the forefront of the sport.

“Vans are one of the most easily recognisable skate brands, having provided the footwear for generations of skaters since the birth of the sport in the 1960’s and are just as popular today as when the skating craze first started” says Extremepie.com MD Richard Gundle. The shoes are a popular choice at the online skating and extreme sports apparel store, with the brand no longer restricted to skaters, with it now catering to the full range of street sports.

Whilst the brand has diversified from skater apparel and footwear into all extreme street sports, Vans shoes are still primarily constructed for skateboarders, providing a high quality construction, double and triple stitched panels for extra protection from grip tape, and use leather and mesh for comfort and breathability, in addition to traditional suede to give greater durability to deal with a highly abrasive environment.

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Early Spring Sunshine Sees Keen Shoes Sales Surge at Fitnessfootwear.com

Warm spring weather sparks a surge in sales of Keen Shoes, as water sports and outdoor enthusiasts are able to secure early season discounts on hybrid shoes for the summer.

The first decent spell of warm sunny spring weather is usually enough to see consumers heading to the shops and online stores to pick up new footwear for the summer. This year has proved to be no different, with most of the country bathed in sunshine and temperatures heading into the twenties, it was a welcome reminder that summer is fast approaching and that wardrobes need to be replenished before the summer starts. Visitors to online performance footwear retailer Fitnessfootwear.com have been treated to massive early season discounts on summer shoes and sandals, with Keen shoes one of the most popular choices. Current discounts offer up to 20% savings on the recommended retail price, something which has proved to be too much to resist for its customers with Keen shoes sales soaring.

Keen shoes started life in 2003, with the brand formed with the singular goal of producing a new breed of sandal which offered exceptional protection for the toes. The brand was launched with the Keen Newport, a revolutionary new shoe with the lightweight and airy design of a sandal and the sturdy performance of a walking shoe. Termed hybrid footwear, the shoes offered the benefits of both shoes and sandals, and proved to be an instant hit with outdoor enthusiasts, with both hikers and water sports aficionados flocking to the brand. One of the key components which made the brand such a runaway success is the patented toe protection system. The soles of Keen shoes wrap up and around the toes for exceptional protection on the trail and from underwater hazards, with the quick drying water resistant design ideal for a life in and out of the water. Whilst the toe protection system was designed for use in their range of sandals, the system now features in every Keen shoe model, even in their range of slippers, making stubbed toes a thing of the past.

In addition to the technology used in their toe protection system, Keen has developed a host of new technologies to further enhance comfort and performance, with the brand developing a reputation for innovation throughout its footwear range. Keen shoes offer an excellent fit thanks to the metanomical footbed, which closely follows the contours of the foot for excellent support and day long comfort, whilst the footbed takes on the shape of the individual’s foot for an exceptionally comfortable and personal fit. With the comfort, performance, protection and versatility of Keen shoes it is no surprise that they are such a popular choice.

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Continuing Icy Conditions See Internet Sales Soar at Purekit.com

The Bleak weather outlook at the Christmas rush sees many stay indoors to do their Christmas shopping, with record sales recorded at Purekit.com

Two weeks of bitter cold, snow and ice has kept many Christmas shoppers indoors, however the current thaw has seen shoppers head out in their droves to make up for lost time with shopping centres and high streets inundated. However with a further cold front fast approaching, and more subzero temperatures expected later this week, anyone looking to leave Christmas shopping until the weekend could well be in for a miserable time. With a few days still left to post in time for Christmas, the sales rush is being felt at PureKit.com, the nation’s favourite online supplier of outdoor clothing and footwear.

Whilst many head out and brave the queues and cold weather, online stores such as Purekit.com have enjoyed record visitors and sales, as many shoppers choose to ease the burden this year by ordering their presents and warm winter clothing online. The website has long been a popular choice in the run up to Christmas, with the full range of outdoor footwear and equipment the natural place to shop for lovers of the great outdoors. However more and more shoppers are taking advantage of the convenience of internet shopping with the conditions outdoors being an extra incentive to buy many presents online this year.

With temperatures plummeting as low as -10ºC over the past days, and much of the east of the country looking to have more of the same later this week, Purekit.com has seen an extraordinary rise in sales of warm winter apparel. Brands well known for their protection from extreme temperatures such as Berghaus and Icebreaker merino clothing have been the most popular choice during the recent cold snap, providing thin and warm layers, with exceptional weather protection. “Icebreaker underwear and performance outerwear is selling particularly well” claims Purekit.com MD Richard Gundle, when asked about customer trends at the online store.

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Current Weather Conditions Spark a Surge in Visitors at Onshoes.com Seeking Warm Footwear

The current Arctic weather conditions in the UK have triggered a surge in visitors at Onshoes.com, looking for warm yet stylish footwear to cope with the cold.

Onshoes.com is a relatively new website catering to fashionable footwear lovers keen to find out the latest news and gossip from the world’s elite fashion designers. The site offers news, reviews and comment on the latest footwear to be spotted at glitzy ceremonies around up and down the country. However it is warm winter boots which are the biggest attraction this month, as the brutal winter weather grips the whole country. Lovers of Jimmy Choo and Christian Audigier are turning to the brands such as Hunter and Emu, drawn by their fashionable styling and highly protective design, with thoughts of strappy stilettos placed to the back of the mind until the weather abates.

“Hunter wellies are always popular when the snow starts to fall” claims Onshoes.com MD Luke Barlow. They have been big sellers over the past couple of weeks, with the design perfect for snowy conditions and even better when it finally turns to slush. Sales have been high at Onshoes.com, along with warm winter boots and heavy duty winter walking footwear which normally seeks sales peak well into January.

The bitterly cold conditions have brought forward many winter purchases, with visitors snapping up boots following the dismal weather prediction for the coming weeks. Anyone stuck with ideas for Christmas presents has been able to turn to warm winter wear, and it’s unlikely that any gift will be better appreciated. on Christmas morning with the snowy and icy conditions looking set to continue well into the festive period. At Onshoes.com, Merrell has been a popular choice, with its rugged trainers and boots being ideal to deal with snow and ice, and the Outbound boot being irresistible according to the sites visitor numbers. For the women, waterproof ankle and calf boots are the most popular choices, with the Merrell Oslo one of the most popular styles. With temperatures dropping to as low as -19ºC in some parts of the UK over the weekend, it is no surprise that PolarTec insulation is taking precedence over Christian Louboutin.

“Footwear trends closely follow the weather, and as soon as the first icy spell arrives, warm winter boots sales go through the roof” says Barlow, although few would have predicted that the sales rush would arrive this side of Christmas. Onshoes.com is certainly looking forward to the weather easing, and the return of the designer strappy high heels to celebrity’s feet once again, although it would seem that few visitors are entertaining the thought of lightweight sexy shoes this week.

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Cloggs Put Fitflops On Trial In The Bullring

Cloggs.co.uk is giving sceptics in Birmingham (UK) the chance to put the thigh toning sandals Fitflops to the test. On 7th May the Bullring based shoe retailer Cloggs.co.uk will be giving everyone the chance to try the so-called ‘shoes with the gym built in’.

At the event, Cloggs.co.uk will be demonstrating how Fitflops use biomechanical engineering to help wearers improve their posture and burn more calories than they would through walking normally. The sandals have specially designed soles that destabilise the feet, making the muscles in the lower body work harder when the wearer is walking around.

Fitflops have been available since 2007, and when they first came out the huge demand for the shoes saw them sell out all over the world. Cloggs.co.uk director, Nick Thomas, believes that even more people are likely to be wearing them this summer.

“Fitflops have universal appeal because of the way they combine comfort, style and fitness, things which people of all ages are looking for in a summer shoe.

“This year we have bought as much stock as we possibly can because as soon as spring arrives Fitflops always start selling really quickly.

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Wynsors Offers Free Poncho With Welly Purchases

Wynsors, the footwear specialist, is offering a free poncho with any purchase of wellies for this year’s music festival season. This poncho can be used – not only to keep dry in the rain – but also to enter a competition on the Wynsors website to win £50 worth of vouchers to spend on iTunes.

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The free, disposal poncho is available with any purchase of a pair of festival wellingtons while stocks last and is perfect for festival revellers who may get caught in adverse weather conditions.

On top of this promotion, anyone who receives a free poncho is invited to send in a photo of themselves wearing the garment. Poncho wearers are encouraged to photograph themselves in interesting, funny or unusual places to stand out from the crowd and to put them in with a chance of winning a £50 iTunes voucher.

Entries for the competition close on 13 September 2009 – the last day of the Isle of Wight Bestival, which this year sees the likes of Kraftwerk, Elbow, Bjorn Again and Fight Like Apes performing.

Wynsors’ festival wellies come in a number of different styles and sizes. While men only have the traditional black and green styles to choose from, women have a much greater choice. The range for ladies includes standard colours, metallic silver and gold, as well as a collection of fashion wellies with various patterns including flowers and love hearts.

In addition to wellies, Wynsors has a complete range of other festival footwear. Walking boots – perfect for trekking through the muddy conditions most notably seen at Glastonbury as well as other festivals – are available. Wynsors also has a variety of flip flops, canvas shoes and trainers for the good weather.

The disposable festival poncho is also available for shoppers who are not in the market for a new pair of wellies, in the bags and accessories section of the site.

About Wynsors
Wynsors World of Shoes is a chain of 40 stores across the north of England and a website that delivers to anywhere in mainland UK. Founded in 1956, Wynsors works by the philosophy to be the one stop shop for value footwear for the whole family. Wynsors stocks all the leading footwear brands including Adidas, Converse and Nike. Wynsors sell more than four million pairs of shoes per year through their stores and their website. Delivery on orders over £40 made online is free.

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