Smiley is entering into a partnership with fashion brand I.T. CHOCOOLATE on a new apparel and accessories collection.
Launching on August 15th across 20 :CHOCOOLATE stores in Hong Kong and Macao, the range will also launch in :CHOCOOLATE stores across China, Taiwan, Singapore and Canada later this month.
Featuring a colour palette of black, white and grey, with colour pops of yellow, sweaters, t-shirts and leggings all include the iconic Smiley logo in graphic prints. The range is aimed at adults and kids who want to add happy, fun and casual pieces to their wardrobes.
Accessories such as bags, caps and towels all complement the range and complete the look. Prices range from HK$99 – HK$279.
To celebrate the launch, :CHOCOOLATE will be holding in-store promotions and giveaways, including a free towel for customers when spending over HK$600.
Launched in 2006, :CHOCOOLATE is a brand that provides everyday’s wear with superior fit and great looks for individuals. It is tailored for the forward thinking group that have definite core values and position in life, updated from well-rounded exposure yet are down-to earth and unpretentious and appreciate the originality and quality in life.
In Fall/Winter 2011, the brand expanded across the lifestyle category that focused on bringing a simple and tasteful living style to those who embrace minimalism.
Following on from the 2013 best-selling collections, Smiley Company continue their partnerships with several established European licensees to release new ranges of 2014 Back to School products.
This season sees rucksacks, pencil cases, pens, folders, lunch boxes and notebooks designed across different themes, from camouflage to floral and animal prints, monochrome to brights, so there is something for both tween and teen, boys and girls.
Working with Lannoo Graphics for Benelux, Groupe Alpa for France, Herlitz for Germany, Sportandem for Spain and Stationery Team for The Netherlands, the deals are all successful long-term partnerships and will launch throughout Europe from June 2014.
New deals for the 2014 season include Smiley working with Eurocom for Slovenia, and Proburo for Russia.
Happiness and the Smiley face has never been more relevant to consumers around the word then it is today, it continues to be a massive influencer of global pop culture.
Whether it’s Pharrell Williams ‘HAPPY’ topping the charts or Über fashion house Moschino rocking Smiley’s on the catwalk, even Katy Perry and her dancers have been decked out in Smiley on her sold out Prismatic world tour this year alone.
It therefore comes as no surprise to share news of another huge retail success for the happiest brand in the world.
For the 4th consecutive season, Smiley have collaborated with hip underwear retailer Undiz on a new licensed collection that is already proving to be a huge hit, having achieved record-breaking sales in its first week!
The new range, which includes, nightwear separates and underwear for women and men in a neutral colour palette of grey and white with highlights of yellow also features all over prints and embroidered Smiley faces.
Smiley are pleased to announce a new licensing deal with FMCG company Bic, which will see the famous disposable Bic lighters adorned with different Smiley face images and slogans.
The range will include 10 lighters and will launch in France this July, priced between €1.60-€2.00