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Scrumptious Style

Ecologically sound licensed products have been gaining traction over the last two years or so as the cost has come down and consumer demand has gone up. This is particularly true in the apparel, accessories, and footwear industries, where many initiatives have involved using recycled materials such as plastic or rubber, creating products that are […]

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New Dimensions in Footwear

3D printing has a lower profile as a consumer-facing licensing trend than it did a few years ago. But the technology continues strong behind the scenes, as a means to personalize products, implement unique designs, and achieve other goals. In many cases, consumers may not realize a given product is being created through this technique, […]

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Rethinking for the Long Run

Designer Isaac Mizrahi and New Balance just debuted a collection of footwear and apparel exclusively on QVC, while Mattel’s Barbie’s just launched its latest capsule with Puma, in honor of the doll’s 60th anniversary. These initiatives are reminders of how sportswear companies with roots in athletic footwear have, over the past decade, expanded their realms […]

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Revisiting the ‘90s

Licensing initiatives targeting the millennial market frequently highlight styles and themes from the 1990s. The strategy makes sense when you consider that millennials, born from 1981 to 1996 and currently between 22 and 37 years old, spent their childhood and/or teen years in that decade and often have fond memories. It follows that marketers’ inclination […]

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The Company They Keep

A number of recent collaborations touching lifestyle categories such as apparel, footwear, and cosmetics have highlighted capsule collections inspired or designed by groups of celebrities. The initiatives, which integrate anywhere from three to six personalities simultaneously, tend to be mainly promotional in nature, but have a merchandise component as well. In recent months: Adidas premiered […]

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Going to the Gym

Intellectual property owners are increasingly looking at gyms and fitness regimens as a viable experiential category, as several recent deals around the world illustrate: Tim McGraw is partnering with Snap Fitness for a chain of gyms in the U.S. called Tru Mav Signature Clubs. The name is short for “true maverick,” and the centers will […]

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Reflected Glory

Three recent hot-markets scenarios in the entertainment/character segment arose after a licensed property or product made an appearance in an unaffiliated TV show or film: Netflix’s Stranger Things, which takes place in the 1980s, featured a Halloween costume incorporating a hand-made Ghostbusters logo on a pair of Reebok sneakers from the era. The cameo led […]

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