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Xcel Brands Acquires H by Halston & H Halston Brands

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New York–Xcel Brands, the omnichannel brand management company, continues to be in acquisition mode for designer brands. The latest addition includes two brands, H by Halston
and H Halston, from Halston’s intellectual property holding company for
approximately $27.7 million in a combination of cash, stock and
warrants. The seller’s parent company, House of …

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Fam Brands/Bally Total Fitness Signs Licensee for Fitness Monitoring, Wearable Tech

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Commerce, CA—FAM Brands has been aggressively signing licensees for its fitness brands. The latest related to one of the hottest categories at retail: wearable technology. Last month, Sakar International became the latest licensee to ink a deal with FAM’s Bally Total Fitness brand for wearable technology, fitness monitoring and electronic …

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Pendleton Partners with Ricardo Beverly Hills on Luggage

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Portland, OR—Pendleton Woolen Mills, an iconic American lifestyle brand, has partnered with Ricardo Beverly Hills, one of the largest luggage companies in America, under a licensing agreement for the Pendleton brand. The new Pendleton Luggage Collection will feature the company’s exclusive patterns printed on Ricardo’s softside and hardside luggage, with …

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Catherine Deneuve, Marcolin Reaffirm Licensing Agreement

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Longarone (Belluno), Italy—French beauty and film star Mlle Catherine Deneuve inked a renewal with Marcolin Group for the her licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Catherine Deneuve Lunettes optical frames and sunglasses. Initially launched through a licensing partnership with Viva International in 1989, this new multiyear …