Centric Brands and Coach Expand Licensing Partnership to Include Soft Accessories
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Centric Brands LLC (“Centric” or the “Company”) today announced an expanded partnership with Coach as the exclusive licensed partner to design, manufacture and distribute Coach Soft Accessories.
The new collection will include soft accessories for men, women and all genders that capture the colorful spirit of the Coach brand and are based on the iconic “C” logo. Product categories will include cold weather items such as hats, gloves, shawls and scarves as well as caps, lightweight scarves and hair accessories with a suggested retail price of $75-$225.
The announcement of the expansion into soft accessories deepens the relationship between Centric Brands and Coach, which began in 2015 with an agreement to design and manufacture costume jewelry for Coach outlet stores worldwide. Centric Brands is now the exclusive source for Coach costume jewelry, globally, through wholesale, retail and point-of-sale, as well as e-commerce channels.
“We are thrilled to extend our long-term partnership with Coach, adding new product categories that showcase Centric’s expertise and contribute to the power of the iconic Coach brand,” said Jarrod Kahn, group president. of accessories, Centric Brands.
“We’ve captured the spirit of Coach in a collection of soft accessories that is a natural and seamless extension of the brand, and we’re confident it will resonate with current and new Coach customers,” said Abe. Dweck, executive vice president of accessories, Centric Brands. .
The collection will debut this fall at select department stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s and online. Coach retail, outlet and Coach.com will also carry the collection.
About Centric Brands LLC.
Centric Brands LLC is a global collective of leading lifestyle brands with unparalleled expertise in product design, development and supply, retail and digital commerce, marketing and brand building. Centric designs, researches, markets and sells high quality products in the apparel, accessories, beauty and entertainment categories for children, men and women. The company’s portfolio includes licenses for more than 100 iconic brands, including Calvin Klein®, Tommy Hilfiger®, Nautica®, Spyder® and Under Armour® in the children’s category; Joe’s Jeans®, Buffalo®, Hervé Léger® and IZOD® in the men’s and women’s clothing category; Coach®, Kate Spade®, Michael Kors®, All Saints®, Frye®, Timberland®, Hunter® and Jessica Simpson® in the accessories category; and in the entertainment category, Disney®, Marvel®, Nickelodeon® and Warner Brothers® among many others. The Company also owns and operates Zac Posen®, Hudson®, Robert Graham®, Avirex®, Fiorelli® and Taste Beauty® and operates a joint venture brand, Favorite Daughter, with Sara and Erin Foster. The Company’s products are sold through major mass-market retailers, specialty stores and department stores, as well as online. The company is headquartered in New York, US offices in Los Angeles and Greensboro, and international offices in Asia, Europe, Montreal and Toronto. Centric Brands’ social impact efforts are centered on our commitment to serve and uplift the communities in which we live and do business. Through our volunteerism and collective contributions, we are committed to having a caring and lasting impact on the world around us.
For more information about Centric Brands, please visit www.centricbrands.com.
About the trainer
Coach is a global fashion house founded in New York in 1941. Inspired by the vision of creative director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive and courageous spirit of his hometown, the brand creates beautiful things, designed to last – so that you are yourself. Coach is a Tapestry, Inc. Tapestry brand listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPR.