Kate Spade LLC has a new deal for cold-weather accessories.
The New York-based company has signed an agreement with GBG Accessories Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brands Group Holding Ltd. in Hong Kong to produce Kate Spade New York cold-weather accessories. The collection will include fashion hats, woven scarves, leather gloves and belts, starting this month for fall delivery. Distribution will be geared to better department stores, specialty stores and Kate Spade New York retail stores. Price points weren’t available.
“We look forward to building a strong partnership with Global Brands to introduce high-quality and well-designed new styles into our popular accessories collection,” said Mary Beech, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Kate Spade.
Bruce Rockowitz, chief executive officer and vice chairman of Global Brands Group, called Kate Spade “an excellent addition to our brand portfolio” and said it fits well with their strategy to partner with American brands to leverage their retail relationships and distribution capabilities globally. Among the brands in which Global Brands has licensing deals for selected accessories and geographies are AK Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Guess, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Kors, Jonathan Adler, Tommy Hilfiger and Vince Camuto.