US: Cherokee signs Hot Kiss, Linea Pelle deals
Brand licensor Cherokee has announced a new distribution deal for client Hot Kiss plus a representation agreement with Linea Pelle.
Hot Kiss, an American junior apparel, shoe and accessory brand, signed an exclusive international agreement for South Korea with YKI, a leading Korea-based retailer, marketer and wholesaler.
Detailed terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed, but it is known to include a range of categories including juniors and girls' apparel, accessories, sunglasses, watches and footwear.
Hot Kiss chairman and CEO Moshe Tsabag said: "Cherokee, with its global reach, successfully introduces our brand throughout the world to a variety of business models.
"We continue to expand our customer growth both domestically and internationally and look forward to making Hot Kiss a success in South Korea."
Cherokee senior VP Larry Sass added: "We are pleased to have completed our fourth international transaction for our client Hot Kiss."
Cherokee said it also signed an exclusive agreement with Linea Pelle to engineer strategic licensing opportunities in the US and abroad for the Linea by Linea Pelle brand.
Linea Pelle makes leather goods such as belts and handbags for the fashion sector.
"The strong heritage of the Linea Pelle brand coupled with their design acumen and celebrity following is a very attractive platform for growth," said Sandi Stuart, executive VP of licensing at Cherokee.
"Linea Pelle provides numerous brand extension opportunities utilising our various licensing techniques. We look forward to presenting these opportunities in the coming months to our worldwide network."
Wynn Katz, president and CEO of Linea Pelle, said: "Over the past 20 years, we have become a fashion leader in the industry. The Cherokee Group has a proven track record and we look forward to expanding our business worldwide."
Cherokee is a marketer, licensor and manager of a variety of brands it owns and a consultant to brands it represents.
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