Business diversity through fashion licensing opportunities

 

Q4 is a New York based outerwear company that continues to diversify its wholesale fashion business through new licensing opportunities, category diversification and acquisition.  The business has doubled since the beginning of the partnership with Samsung C&T America.

What sets Q4 Designs apart is their desire to be the best. Q4’s exclusive brands, extensive private label background, and worldwide network of factories are supported by the financial strength of Samsung. Their industry-leading design team focuses on technical, traditional, and high fashion outerwear. Catherine, Catherine Malandrino, U.S. Polo Association and Weatherproof are among the current brands.

The Q4 Kids division includes iconic and contemporary brands that have proven their longevity – Diesel, 7 For All Mankind, Weatherproof, BUTTER- Super Soft and Tractor.

Samsung C&T America (SCTA) supports Q4 with a full range of fashion logistics solutions, including pick & pack, replenishment, drop shipment, and direct to consumer e-commerce.

The Q4 Kids division includes iconic and contemporary brands that have proven their longevity – Diesel, 7 For All Mankind, Weatherproof, BUTTER- Super Soft and Tractor.

Samsung C&T America (SCTA) supports Q4 with a full range of fashion logistics solutions, including pick & pack, replenishment, drop shipment, and direct to consumer e-commerce. 


 

Footwear company more than doubled its sales since working with Samsung

The New York based footwear company AL&S entered into the partnership in 2003 and through the years they have been able to strategically position their business with fashion industry trends.  With the financing and logistical support of Samsung the sales have more than doubled since the start of the partnership.

WWD February 3, 2015

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has ponied up $37 million in cash for the North American rights to the athletic brand Pony and related intangible assets in partnership with Anthony L&S Athletics from Symphony Holdings LLC.

Pony’s assets will be purchased through a newly formed subsidiary, which will be 75 percent owned by Iconix and 25 percent by AL&S. In exchange for its 25 percent stake in the partnership, AL&S contributed its previously held perpetual rights to the Pony brand in the U.S. and Canada, and will be the core footwear licensee going forward. AL&S (which has been rebranded as Unlimited Brand Group) owns, licenses, markets and distributes brands such as Etonic, G-Star, RAW Footwear, and Levi’s Strauss & Co. Footwear.


The first fashion partnership with Samsung


FUBU started it all in 1996 by helping to launch Samsung’s fashion financing and infrastructure platform.  The partnership between Samsung and FUBU began at virtually the start-up stage in sales and reached an astounding $200 million within five years.

“I ended up finding a great strategic partner in Samsung America, who understood global distribution.   Samsung directed me, guided me, and assisted me in my global expansion. Also, with a huge international company like Samsung on our side, we instantly had an incredible amount of clout with all the retailers.”
-Daymond John, CEO of FUBU