Global Brands Group

Bill Sweedler photographed by Weston Wells for WWD

Mergers and Acquisitions

Differential, GBG Deal Speaks to Attraction of Brand Licensing Model

Differential is spending $1.38 billion to acquire a portion of GBG’s North American licensing business.

clock June 28, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Michael Kors RTW Fall 2018

Financial

EXCLUSIVE: Differential to Buy GBG’s North American Business

The $1.4 billion deal is expected to close in the third quarter.

clock June 27, 2018Jean E. Palmieri and Tiffany Ap

Spyder

Fashion Scoops

Spyder Plans Extension in Europe

The company is developing a lifestyle collection.

clock June 19, 2018Luisa Zargani

Bruce Rockowitz

Financial

Global Brands Warns of Loss

The company said $100 million in charges would pull it into the red for the year.

clock May 11, 2018Evan Clark

Irina Shayk has become the face of Ellen Tracy.

Sportswear

Irina Shayk Links With Ellen Tracy for Capsule, to Be Face of Brand

The 25-piece collection is inspired by the Eighties working woman.

clock March 12, 2018Lisa Lockwood

Jeffrey Tweedy

Mens Sportswear

Jeffrey Tweedy’s Labor of Love

The Sean John president has helped the entrepreneur build a $525 million business over the past two decades.

clock February 8, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson

Media

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson Named Chief Digital Officer of CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group

Bracken-Ferguson, founder of The BrainTrust, and her BrainTrust team have agreed to join CAA-GBG to enhance its digital and social media presence.

clock January 10, 2018Lisa Lockwood

The BCBGMAXAZRIA SS 2018 presentation at NYFW.

Financial

Global Brands Group 1H Profit Boosted By Frye Sale

The company’s acquisition of BCBG Max Azria Group’s operations is expected to drive second-half top-line growth.

clock November 15, 2017Tiffany Ap

BCBG Max Azria.

Financial

Global Brands Group to Pay $27.4 Million for BCBG’s Operations

The group will fork over an additional $4.2 million to acquire the business.

clock August 1, 2017Tiffany Ap

Jamie Mizrahi

Sportswear

Juicy Couture Appoints Celebrity Stylist Jamie Mizrahi as Creative Director

Los Angeles-based Mizrahi counts Katy Perry, Nicole Richie and Riley Keough as clients. Her first Juicy collection hits stores in spring 2018.

clock August 1, 2017Marcy Medina

BCBG

Financial

Azrias Launch Fight Against BCBG’s Bankruptcy Plan

Max and Lubov Azria aren’t happy with what they may be getting out of the plan.

clock July 19, 2017Kali Hays

An ad image from Bebe.

Sportswear

Global Brands Group to Relaunch Bebe’s E-commerce Platform

GBG has also named Nathan Jenden as Bebe’s creative director.

clock June 16, 2017Lisa Lockwood

Bruce Rockowitz

Financial

Global Brands Group Aims for $5B in Sales by 2020

The company expects its growth to come organically and from new licenses.

clock June 14, 2017Kate Whitehead

Campaign Image

Mergers and Acquisitions

ABG Acquires Controlling Stake in Frye Brand

The deal marks the first time that ABG will co-own a label with Global Brands Group.

clock April 27, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

A Timberland rubber boot.

Hats, Gloves and More

Timberland Licenses Global Brands for Socks, Accessories

The deal is effective beginning in the spring of 2018.

clock April 21, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

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