Continuing its quest to bring the hottest fashion trends to the marketplace, Affliction Holdings LLC, the premier lifestyle brand for men and women who live life on the edge, today announced a licensing agreement with Bagstage Accessories for Affliction and Affliction Black Premium handbags and small leather goods to be manufactured and distributed under the Affliction brand.
Under the agreement, Bagstage Accessories will develop Affliction Women's non-leather handbags, Affliction Black Premium leather handbags, Affliction men's travel bags and wallets. The company will employ leather, coated canvas and distressed materials to create the product, utilizing signature hardware, embroidery, studs and hand stitching for embellishment. The product will be available in major department stores, specialty chains and boutiques in March 2010.
"We are pleased to welcome Bagstage Accessories to our selective list of licensees. This is a great partnership for both companies to expand the brand reach of Affliction," said Marianna Fundator, Director of Licensing. "Accessories are a key fashion element and Bagstage Accessories is uniquely qualified to bring this much-anticipated category of product to the marketplace."
Bagstage Accessories, a 14-year old company based in New York with design studios in Florence, Italy, also distributes Badgley Mischka handbags, Cynthia Rowley handbags, and their own label, Franchi. All product designs will retain Affliction's artistic aesthetic and uncompromising quality.
Since their emergence in 2005, Affliction has continually broken boundaries and set trends with their fashion-forward spirit and distinctive design style. Equal parts grit and glamour the brand makes a statement that is anything but subtle. Luxurious in fit and feel using innovative dye-techniques and custom embellishments, Affliction's signature style has attracted a fervent following of high-profile celebrities, athletes and musicians. The new line of accessories will provide the perfect accent for the Affliction wardrobe warrior.