The Judith Ripka jewelry brand has a new licensing partner.
Xcel Brands Inc., which acquired the Ripka intellectual property assets in April, has signed a licensing agreement with KGK Jewellery Manufacturing Ltd. to take over the operation’s wholesale component. That includes manufacturing, selling and distributing jewelry under the Ripka label. Distribution will include luxury retailers for the high-end Judith Ripka Ltd. line, and better department stores for the Judith Ripka Collection. Specialty fine-jewelry retailers sell both Ripka lines.
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