By  on July 13, 2010

Concept One Accessories has acquired the trademarks and Web site of Blue Marlin, the men’s sportswear and headwear brand, from New Blue Holdings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Blue Marlin, known for its vintage track jackets and caps featuring the insignia of historic Negro League and international baseball teams, went bankrupt in 2008 after reaching a sales peak of $25 million in 2006. Its assets were subsequently bought by New Blue Holdings, an investment group.

New York-based Concept One Accessories was the previous headwear and cold-weather accessories licensee for Blue Marlin.

“We plan to relaunch Blue Marlin for the fourth quarter of this year with a tight collection of classic Blue Marlin product, and approach key retailers including Nordstrom, which was the brand’s biggest account, and select specialty retailers,” said Sam Hafif, chief executive officer of Concept One Accessories. “The brand once also operated 11 stores in Japan and we are reaching out to distributors there.”

Concept One Accessories owns the Block Headwear brand and also holds more than 65 licenses.

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