THE MACKIE FACTORY
NEW YORK — Bob Mackie’s burgeoning empire now encompasses 15 licensees, in addition to his two-year-old designer eveningwear line. And negotiations are under way for at least four more licenses, said Marc A. Schwartz, chief operating officer of Bob Mackie Design Group Ltd.
The existing licensees are:
Lavan Fashion Inc. for bridge suits under the Mackie by Bob Mackie label. The line was launched last spring.
Abraham Talass Inc. for bridge dresses under the Bob Mackie Boutique label. The line will bow for next spring.
Fashion Knitwear Group for knits. The company may soon add a line of knit suits.
Corniche Furs for fur coats and accessories.
Riviera Concepts Inc. for fragrances. In addition to Mackie and Mackie for Men, launched in 1991 and 1992, respectively, a third fragrance, Perhaps, was released in April.
In accessories, Lai Apparel for scarves, Creative Optics Inc. for eyewear, Pedre Watch for watches, The Franklin Mint for collectible jewelry and Essex Manufacturing for handbags and umbrellas.
In Barbie Land, Mattel Inc. for collectible dolls. Mackie is releasing his 10th-anniversary Barbie — Madame du Barbie — for holiday and has created five more dolls that will be marketed in a Bob Mackie Barbie infomercial this fall. Enesco Corp. for Barbie collectible plates, music boxes and figurines.
In men’s wear, with M.C. Design Ltd. for ties and Sandy Bay Clothing Co. for suits.
Padre Publishing for stationery that will hit stores this month.