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Randa Accessories: The World's Largest, and Best, Men's Accessories Company... and more.

This blog is created for Randa Accessories associates to share innovation, future-think, re-examination, and imagination.


Randa Accessories: one company, the global leader in lifestyle accessories. Collaborating with 75 leading brands, we design, reinvent, manufacture, distribute, and market men’s belts, wallets, neckwear, small leather goods, luggage, backpacks, business cases, slippers, jewelry, and gifts. From our origins as a neckwear company over a century ago, Randa now provides fashion, lifestyle, luxury, and private branded products through retailers in all channels of distribution, worldwide.

Randa — the world’s best, largest, and most adaptable men’s accessories company.

The industry leader in scope and scale. We offer the broadest spectrum of choices and the highest caliber of product to the finest marquee retailers, worldwide. We are aided by our unparalleled speed-to-market, unique technologies including 3D modeling, and vast global development teams, to create, manufacture and deliver the finest men’s accessories.

From Kenneth Cole dress belts to Levi’s casual leather belts and wallets, from Williamson-Dickies belts at over 4,000 doors to Columbia Sportswear active performance gear, from Guess wallets to Tommy Hilfiger accessories everywhere you shop, and Dockers, America’s most successful belt brand, Randa defines leather goods and gifts for men.

Randa: the stylish and competitive advantage.  Our extraordinary speed-to-market is propelled by a vertical business model and forward-thinking designs. Bolstered by in-house silk printing and a dedicated philosophy to live, work and create where neckwear dreams are born — Como, Italy. From conception to delivery Randa nurtures each tie, whether four-in-hand or bow, whether Geoffrey Beene or Countess Mara, Perry Ellis or Ben Sherman.100 years and 1 billion ties enable Randa to create premium-quality, fashionable neckwear better and faster than any other company.

Randa Accessories added another gem to its classification portfolio with men’s jewelry, acquired along with Swank, Inc. in 2012. Our jewelry features the classic styling, sophistication, customization, and superior quality workmanship that are the hallmarks of Randa Accessories’ products. From cufflinks to money clips, bracelets to tie-bars, in precious metals and semi-precious materials, for everyday and special occasion, our new jewelry collections add a finishing polish to our customers’ lifestyle repertoire.

Swank, Inc., a Randa Accessories acquisition in 2012 and a leading player in men’s fashion accessories, was founded in 1897. With a storied history, including making Purple Hearts during WWII, and its beginnings anchored in men’s jewelry, Swank produces a broad selection of high quality men’s belts, personal leather goods, jewelry, and gifts under world class brands, throughout the United States and Europe. Its premium quality collections are an excellent complement to Randa’s product and brand portfolio, appealing to many consumer lifestyles while delivering exciting new products season after season.

In 2012 Randa proudly partnered with several fine brands, including Geoffrey Beene, 32˚ Heat, 32˚ Cool, and Weatherproof, to launch lifestyle seasonal footwear. Randa’s distinguished collection showcases handsome slipper and flip-flop silhouettes and features unique characteristics for all lifestyles. Ours is multi-function footwear, spanning activities, able to cross from indoors to outdoors use. Whether taking it easy at home or by the pool, running to the store or to pick up coffee, Randa’s seasonal footwear fits all walks of life in comfort and style.

Creative solutions for lifestyle mobility. Thriving at the intersection of performance and design, Randa Luggage produces top quality suitcases, carry-ons, casual bags, backpacks, and business cases for men and women. With leading-edge product design, merchandising and industrial engineering teams, we craft brand-aligned and uniquely styled collections. Anchored in superior construction and dressed in extraordinary style, Randa products lead their classification in style, design, materials, and function. Randa’s prestigious licensed and proprietary luggage brand portfolio includes Tommy Bahama, Nautica, Diane von Furstenberg, Perry Ellis, Chaps, and Timberland.

Our luggage, casual bags, backpacks, and business cases combine the best in artistry with innovative materials and design. Our consumers are on the move — from school to work, boardroom to ballroom, Paris Texas to Paris France. They need to take their personal possessions, phones and sunglasses, sweaters and shoes, along with them, and Randa exceeds their expectations with tools of travel created for durability, organization, maneuverability, comfort, and easy care. Lightweight fabrics and ergonomic telescoping handles to expertly protected smartphone pockets and 3-1-1 compliant toiletry pouches, Randa creates superior products that gratify our consumers’ desires and make their mobile lives more enjoyable.

For Randa, global is an attitude: an awareness of the changing and connected world marketplace. We recognize a shrinking world and growing markets, instantaneous communication and domino effects. We observe and distill trends, source and design product, and distribute via retail partners, worldwide. Our designers, sourcing teams, inspectors, logisticians, and analysts are based in Randa offices in 11 countries across 5 continents. We are global and much more. We are aware, responsive, adaptive, and growing. Just as designers and streetwear in Milan or New York or Johannesburg or Melbourne or Mexico City influence what people wear in Milwaukee and Dallas and Little Rock, Randa refines and harnesses the power of our expertise, creativity, information, and resources to bring our partners — The World.

At Randa, we are fully vested in the success of the whole as much as we cultivate the accomplishment of the individual.  In the whole, our portfolio of 75 lifestyle brands is the successful marriage of a carefully considered brand matrix to a dynamic spectrum of all major lifestyles reaching across all demographics. From highly penetrated brands to emerging designers, from young to mature consumers, from affordable to luxury pricepoints, from active to relaxed products, ours is a balanced portfolio far-reaching in its scope and diversity. As for the individual, each design consummately aligns with our brand partner’s DNA; every product imbued with the brand’s voice. Laser-focused attention, innovative merchandising, dedicated sales teams, and brand ambassadors champion the brand’s message.
100+ YEARS

Founded in 1910, Randa has more than 100 years of institutional knowledge and continual transformation which we leverage to create success for our partners and ourselves throughout changing global economies, shifting channels of distribution, new materials innovation, and speed-to-market. Each year our products and processes get steadily better, offer greater value, and adapt to current and local needs and desires.

Each year Randa reaches further, gets stronger and moves faster.

The Randa supply chain is global and end-to-end. From concept to consumer Randa has eyes, hands and minds on every touchpoint. From onsite 3D sample making to in-store selling, quality assurance and in-house customs brokerage, Randa adds value at each step of the journey. It is Randa’s culture and competency to re-evaluate, reformulate and optimize every product, brand and process to flawlessly assure that our customers can buy precisely what they want, whenever and wherever they choose.

Randa sales managers meet with our retail partners’ buying and planning teams determining quantity, distribution and delivery dates for product launches.  Meanwhile our forecasting managers in Chicago, New York, London, and Shanghai schedule production, receipt, distribution, and delivery.

Award-winning in-house packaging and component designers create display elements, markings, and attached marketing components. Upon customer sign off production begins.

Whether it is carry-on luggage or a suitcase handle, a wallet or an ice scraper, whichever step of the journey, every product is produced under supervision of Randa quality assurance inspectors monitoring the progress, quality and social compliance of the entire process.

Randa Accessories has significant strategic and financial investments in Tata, the largest belt manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere. This investment in manufacturing provides Randa customers with a complete end-to-end supply chain for men’s leather goods, providing increased speed-to-market, unique access to Mexican, Central and South American tanneries and customers, and reduces supply chain risk.

Tata was founded in 1985 to export Guatemalan handcrafted leather belts, bags and other small leather goods to the United States. Tata has evolved into a major manufacturer of high quality dress and casual belts. With modern, efficient, and state-of-the-art Italian equipment, Tata not only produces exceptional high quality goods, but does so in large volume, with rapid deliveries, from a convenient location, and with little, or no, customs duties. Tata customers include a powerful portfolio of major retailers, importers, and global brands.

Production is a global symphony of sorts: A tie is finished or a buckle manufactured in Hangzhou, China. A belt strap cut and finished in Central America, from hides purchased in Europe by our sourcing managers, is assembled by Randa’s affiliate in Guatemala City. All of it finely orchestrated to complete the manufacturing journey in the most time-efficient manner with high-quality results.

Once production is completed, an appropriate Randa office in places like Xiamen China, Guatemala and Chicago complete forms and documentation for transit and for our in-house customs brokerage to process.

Ultimately one of our global logistics centers in New Orleans, Reno, Taunton, Toronto, Melbourne, Glenrothes, Johannesburg, or Mexico City, inspect the products once again and move them down high speed conveyor systems to be packed, weighed and shipped that same day to their final destination.

Randa delivers our competitive advantage in-store with MCG and its 3,500 nationwide employees at point-of-sale. We merchandise, stock and replenish, demonstrate, and sell product — champion brand presentation and optimize sales. The advantage is sustained by forecasting and planning. Armed with point of purchase data, analysts in Shanghai and Chicago provide weekly sales summaries analyzed and strategized to provide retailers with a blueprint for success.

As a responsible global citizen Randa is committed to social and environmental sustainability. We are dedicated not only to protecting employees who work for us, but also those who work with us and the vendors that supply us with products and services.  We are passionate about the protection and conservation of earth’s resources. Consequently, we are pledged to reduce energy, water and harmful substances consumption. Our eco-lighting initiatives saved 500,000 kilowatt hours of energy and our water conservation, 500,000 gallons of water. Our corrugated recycling has saved more than 50,000 trees.

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