Continued success comes from cutting-edge innovation, developing new applications in printing, embroidery and novelty treatments and constantly re-inventing product lines to stay relevant and fresh. POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Founded in 1984, "ANG" is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premier brand name and private label handbags, small leather goods, luggage, accessories and cold weather apparel.
Accessory Innovations is a disciplined partner to retailers, selling mass to class and ensuring comprehensive growth strategies are launched at every retail level with highly saleable products. With experts in every area of the business who provide a crucial link between the company and retail, the need for product differentiation, margin objectives and inventory management is effectively communicated.
PRIMARY BUSINESS: Premier resource for licensed, branded and entertainment accessories.
Year-round business in bags, backpacks, handbags, luggage and headwear for preschool, children, teens and adults at all tiers of distribution.
POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Accessory Innovations is a privately held diversified accessory company.
Its team has been working in the accessory business for more than 20 years and creates accessories that offer trend, style and value at all price ranges. Accessory Network ( Abe Chehebar, chairman and chief executive officer 350 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, New York, NY 10118 Tel.: 212 842-3000 SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Calvin Klein, Tahari, Izod, Bebe, Le Sportsac, Jen Groover, Bisou Bisou, PGA Golf Tour and Susan G. PRIMARY BUSINESS: Handbags, fashion accessories, cold weather apparel and luggage.
; and Nickelodeon: True Jackson, The Last Airbender, Dora the Explorer, Diego, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Wonder Pets and Blues Clues.
PRIMARY BUSINESS: Baseball hats, fashion headwear, fashion scarves, cold weather accessories, rainwear, umbrellas, hosiery, intimate apparel, wallets, zipper pulls and flip-flops. Bio World Merchandising ( Jennifer Staley, vice president of licensing 2111 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038 Tel.: 888 831-2138 SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Albert Einstein, America Mc Gee's Alice, Atari, Bad Boy, Bandmerch, Batman, The Beatles, Call of Duty, Call of Duty - Modern Warfare, Captain Morgan, Cinderblock, Coca-Cola, Coors Global, Corona, Dairy Queen, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dark Star, Dickies, Dos Equis, Dragon Age, English Laundry, Family Guy, FEA Merchandising, Gears of War, General Motors, Ghostbusters, G. Joe, God of War, Guinness, Golden Books, Halo, Halo Wars, Harry Potter, Hart & Huntington, Hi Fidelity, IDW Publishing, Jeff Dunham, Jimi Hendrix, Justice League, Kellogg's, LA Ink, Little Trees, Live Nation, Madonna, Mass Effect, Mr Men & Little Miss, Marilyn Monroe, Marvel, Miami Ink, Miller, Misfits, Nintendo, Nitro Circus, Orange County Choppers, Patron, Pacman, Pink Floyd, Pokémon, Public Enemy, Queen, Ramones, Ratchet & Clank, Red Stripe, Rock Band, Sanctify, Sesame Street, Sex Pistols, The Simpsons, Skateboarder magazine, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sponge Bob, Sprawl, Street Fighter, Sublime, Suburban Noise, Superman, Supergirl, Tecate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Throw Down, Transformers, UFC, Warrior Wear, Where's Waldo, World Wildlife Fund and Yu-Gi-Oh!POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: In business for more than 30 years, Berkshire operates on a simple philosophy: to provide the highest quality service and apparel at exceptional values. PRIMARY BUSINESS: Fashion apparel, T-shirts, headwear, bags, wallets, belts, buckles, wristbands, scarves and footwear.Key to a strong licensing industry are companies that partner together to generate product that is on trend, priced right and on shelf when the customer wants it.What follows are some of the businesses that fit that description and throughout the year turned significant brands into compelling merchandise and comprehensive licensing programs.This list is presented alphabetically by category and is not a ranking by sales or perception, but rather a resource guide providing top line information on licensees.Accessory Innovations Karyn Weiss, senior vice president, business development and licensing 10 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10017 Tel.: 212 213-4200 SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Nintendo: Mario and Wii; Lucas Films: Star Wars, Clone Wars, Star Wars and Lego; Mattel: Barbie and Hot Wheels; Cartoon Network: Bakugan and Ben 10; MTV: Rock Band; Paul Frank; Dreamworks: Penguins of Madgascar, Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon; Hasbro: Littlest Pet Shop; Warner Bros: Vampire Diaries; United Media: Fancy Nancy; Zhu Zhu Pets; Chorion: Olivia; Sesame Street; Yo Gabba Gabba; Loyal Army; Extra Frosting; Bobby Jack; Rolling Stone covers; and Betty Boop.