A LAUREN DEAL: Koret of California, San Francisco-based women’s sportswear company, has agreed to purchase two affiliated New York firms that are the licensees for Polo/Ralph Lauren leather goods.
Campaign Inc. and Pheasant Inc. produce men’s and women’s belts, suspenders and small leather goods at their manufacturing facilities in Norfolk, Va.
Campaign also produces leather accessories for private label and under the Campaign trademark.
Although a new entity, called New Campaign, will be formed, production and showroom facilities will remain the same. The Polo/Ralph Lauren leathergoods showroom is at 635 Madison Ave., and Campaign’s offices are at 39 West 55th St.
LE JON ADDS ON: Le Jon Belts, New York, is building up its women’s belt line for the March accessories market.
The company, known until this point primarily as a men’s belt firm, will boost the number of women’s items it offers from 25 to about 150.
The price range of the line will also shift, from the $12-to-$30 pre-expansion range to $3 to $30 after the new styles are added.
The company has also named Stephen Weiser to the new post of vice president, women’s belts. Weiser had been national sales manager at Harwill Belts, New York.
The company will move to a larger showroom within 389 Fifth Ave. later this year, going from 500 square feet to 1,500 square feet.
NEW AT NOTANONYMOUS: Three lines will join the mix in the Notanonymous showroom in time for the upcoming March accessories market.
Maria Lux, a multi-classification collection by Amsterdam-based designer Lilian Driessen, will be targeted at better specialty stores.
Its product categories include belts, jewelry, handbags and shoes.
Notanonymous will be the firm’s sole U.S. agent, and this marks the first time it is representing a shoe collection.
We B Hats, a former private label manufacturer for several ready-to-wear designers, features mostly unstructured silhouettes.
Dabby Reid, known for its extensive collection of bead strandage, will introduce an expanded jewelry line including earrings and other items.
The addition of these lines brings the sales representative’s collection total to 13.