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Global Brands Inks Licensing Deal with Kate Spade

Global Brands Group, the brands and licensing business spun off from Li & Fung last year, announced that it has signed an agreement with Kate Spade to produce the brand’s cold weather accessories, like fashion hats, woven scarves, leather gloves and belts starting in January 2015.

The new agreement will allow Global Brands to continue its growth of prominent global brands.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with kate spade new york,” Global Brands Group CEO Bruce Rockowitz said. “As a much-loved global lifestyle brand, it is an excellent addition to our brand portfolio and fits very well into our strategy of partnering with the best American brands to leverage our strong retail relationships and distribution capabilities globally.”

Global Brands clients include Under Armour, Polo, Calvin Klein and Dockers.

“We look forward to building a strong partnership with Global Brands to introduce high- quality and well-designed new styles into our popular accessories collection,” Mary Beech, Kate Spade chief marketing officer and SVP of licensing said.

In-store delivery to better department stores, specialty stores and kate spade new york retail stores will be available by Fall 2015.