SOURCE: AHQ- Accessory Headquarters, LLC

AHQ- Accessory Headquarters, LLC

April 15, 2013 13:05 ET

Christian Lacroix and AHQ- Accessory Headquarters Announce New Licensing Agreement for Men's and Women's Handbags

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 15, 2013) -  The House of Christian Lacroix and the accessories specialist Accessories Headquarters (AHQ) are proud to announce their new license agreement for the development, manufacturing and distribution of Men and Women accessories, including handbags, small leather goods and travel accessories in North America starting with Holiday 2013, with an initial five year agreement.

The collection will be sold across various distribution channels, including department stores, specialty stores, and e-commerce.

AHQ and Christian Lacroix will be doing a limited launch for May market to ship for Holiday 2013 and a full presentation will be offered in August Market for Spring 2014.

This is a new step in the continued development of the House of Christian Lacroix "We are very much looking forward to expanding our activity in North America with this new partnership and are very confident that the expertise of AHQ Inc in the handbags category will enable us to build a successful business" said Nicolas Topiol, CEO of Christian Lacroix.

Abe Chehebar, CEO of AHQ said: "We are proud to have been chosen as the exclusive licensee for Christian Lacroix Handbags in the US market. This world renowned, iconic designer brand fits very well within our other respected brands such as Kooba and Hayden Harnett. There will be two parts to this brand. Christian Lacroix Paris, which will consist of Leather Handbags to retail from $300 to $900 and separately, CXL by Christian Lacroix, which will be an extensive line of Handbags utilizing man made materials, to retail between $75 and $300 respectively".

About Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix SNC is a privately held luxury brand embodying fashion and design. Originating from the creation of its couture house in 1987, the House of Christian Lacroix exemplifies exuberance; at once a unique, colourful and baroque style. Christian Lacroix¹s instantly recognizable creations are revered by international fashion editors and stars. The House of Christian Lacroix recently expanded into an international lifestyle brand based on its strong brand awareness, extensive globally esteemed creative patrimony and immense emotional capital.

About Accessory Headquarters:

Accessory Headquarters (AHQ) is a privately held company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of premier brand and private label handbags and accessories. AHQ provides exceptional handbags across all distribution channels from the most elite department stores and boutiques, to mid-tier and mass retailers. With CFDA in-house design and merchandising talent, sourcing, production capabilities, AHQ is a dominant industry resource, traveling the world each season to discover emerging trends, materials and design. Its current brand portfolio includes, Kooba, V Couture by Kooba, Yak Pak, Go!Sac and Hayden-Harnett.

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Contact Information

  • Contacts
    Christian Lacroix Press
    Olivier Bourgis
    4 rue de Seze
    75009 Paris
    Tel: 0033144779360

    Accessory Headquarters-AHQ
    Erica M. Gould
    Director, Marketing & PR
    10 West 33rdStreet, Suite 306
    New York, NY 10001
    Tel: 212-328-1560 Ext. 646
    Fax: 212-504-9590