Smiley open pop-up store in Hong Kong

Smiley®, the happiest brand ever, will open its first ever pop up shop this week in the Causeway Bay shopping district, Hong Kong, as the brand continues it’s planned expansion into the Asian market this year. This store will act as a template for SmileyWorld gift stores, and there further plans to open 200 SmileyWorld stores in APAC in the next 5 years with major franchise partners.

To celebrate the summer and bring some cheer to today’s hectic society, shopping centre Hysan Place and Lee Theatre are launching the SMILEY® exhibition with a giant SMILEY® showcase, special offers and a heartwarming and innovative fund raising machine. Featuring the tallest and biggest“SMILEY® roller-coaster” showcase in Asia, innovative SMILEY®interactive donation machines, and a giant SMILEY®magnet wall, the venues are filled with positive energy.

The Smiley pop up store will stock a limited edition range of SmileyWorld accessories, homeware, stationary and much more, from licensees including NICI, Incidence, Cardelicious, Stationary Team, Clima, One-O-One and Qiankin. The pop up store will be open from July 23rd until the end of August 2014.

Hysan Place and Smiley have also worked together on creating visual marketing campaigns throughout the centre to engage with consumers, and ensure the new pop-up is on everyone’s radar in Hong Kong.

 

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Smiley ushers in the festival season in the Netherlands.

Smiley had a headline slot at this years Dutch music festival ‘RetroPop’, which was played out this month in front of a sold out 10,000 raucous crowd.

This 1980s heritage pop music festival featured a host of top names and was headlined by iconic band Simple Minds.

All festival staff were resplendent in Smiley tee shirts and Smiley supplied bespoke artwork throughout the event site.

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Smiley announce new license deal with Bic

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

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Incidence opens pop-up store in Berlin

Smiley licensee Incidence has expanded its retail development with the opening of a pop-up store in Germany.

The shop is located in Berlin Bikini Shopping Centre close to the Zoo Garden and features the full range of Smiley World homeware products.

 

 

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Smiley London launches SS14 collection!

Smiley launched its Smiley London Spring Summer 2014 collection on Thursday 6th March with an exclusive bloggers event at the brands flagship Boxpark store in Shoreditch. This hipsters showcase was attended by some of London’s most Influential fashion, lifestyle & music bloggers who were treated to an evening of Balearic beats, ice cold beers, goodie bags and some of the seasons hottest trends showcased in the new range that features; aertex, camouflage, tie dye, animal and Hawaiian prints on a summery colour palette of neon reds, ocean blue and aqua greens.

Both the launch event and the new SS14 collection takes influence from over two decades of block rocking beats, unforgettable raves and the unique fashions that keep London and Smiley at the forefront of global street culture.

With the weather warming up in London this weekend, we can’t wait to get out and rock the new collection.

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SmileyWorld & Les Livres Du Dragon D’Or retail success!

SmileyWorld is delighted to share news of another huge retail success. 
Following on from the success of their SmileyWorld stickers, Les Livres du Dragon d’Or (subsidiary of Editis Publishing) have created a collection of 6 sticker books, with themes such as; Peace and Love, Bad Attitude, Too Cute, Geek Style, Love, and Best Friends Forever. Each book has over 500 collectable stickers.

This mini sticker book collaboration, available exclusively in France, surpassed sales of 15.000 units in just 2 months of its launch!
SmileyWorld and Les Livres du Dragon d’Or have been collaborating since 2008 on a wide range of kids publications, such as diaries, calendars and sticker books.
All of these products are available exclusively at smiley.com and Fnac.com websites.

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Smiley “Happy Sports” launches in China at ISPO Beijing!

With the trade show season nearing its climax, globetrotting Smiley CEO Nicolas Loufrani was in China launching Smiley “Happy Sports” to the local press and buying community.

As ever the Smiley crew was in full effect, spreading happiness and pinning trademark Smiley badges to all passers by.

Smiley “Happy Sports” seems to be going down a storm on both sides of the planet for 2014.

Keep your eyes peeled for the products launch to market in August 2014.

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