FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (April 7, 2016) – Randa, the world’s leading men’s accessories company, and Kenneth Cole Productions have entered into a significant, multiyear, multinational licensing agreement spanning numerous product categories, including men’s belts, wallets, small leather goods, jewelry, slippers, headwear, gloves and scarves.
Kenneth Cole Productions Chief Executive Officer Marc Schneider said, “We look forward to building upon our strong relationship with Randa. Based on the excellent performance of our men’s accessory business to date, we are pleased to extend our agreement and expand our relationship. This partnership supports our strategic global initiatives and we are confident that Randa will continue to contribute to our growth in this important category.”
“Randa has been a Kenneth Cole partner for 20 years. Under Marc’s guidance we knew we wanted to increase our engagement and investment in the brand,” says David J. Katz, Randa’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “This agreement expands our partnership into new classifications, territories and duration. Our companies align on great product, like-minded talent, and we eagerly look forward to engaging in Kenneth Cole’s commitment to social good.”
Kenneth Cole creates fashionable clothing, shoes and accessories for inspirational urban lifestyles. Randa’s license agreement will consolidate Kenneth Cole classifications for the first time under one partnership, providing unified and elevated presentation at point-of-sale.
Kenneth Cole is an American designer, social activist and visionary who believes business and philanthropy are interdependent. Since founding the company Kenneth Cole has used as leverage his passion and unique brand platform, for over 30 years, to make a meaningful impact on people’s wardrobes as well as communities in need.
Katz continues, “Marc, Kenneth Cole and Randa believe in no time zones, no borders, no boundaries, just opportunities. In this new consumer and retail landscape, a world without maps or pre-existing paths, we can’t wait to create the future, together.”
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Randa: Leading with Accessories
Randa produces men's belts, small leather goods, neckwear, luggage, casual bags, jewelry, and seasonal accessories including footwear, hats, gloves, and gifts, bringing these to market through all channels of distribution, worldwide. More than the world’s largest men’s accessories company, Randa uses its scale and expertise to create and expand powerful brands, exceptional products and extraordinary shopping experiences. For more information: www.randa.net.
About Kenneth Cole Productions
Kenneth Cole is an American designer, social activist, and visionary who believes business and philanthropy are interdependent. His global company, Kenneth Cole Productions, creates modern, versatile, and functional clothing, shoes, and accessories that make daily dressing effortless under the labels Kenneth Cole Black Label, Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole, and Unlisted, as well as footwear under the name Gentle Souls.
The company has also granted a wide variety of third-party licenses for the production of men’s and women’s apparel, fragrances, watches, jewelry, eyewear, and several other accessory categories, including children’s footwear. The company’s products are distributed through department stores, better specialty stores, company-owned retail stores, and its e-commerce website.
For over 30 years, Kenneth Cole has leveraged his passion and unique brand platform seeking to make a meaningful impact on people’s wardrobes, as well as communities in need.