Announcement: alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet to collaborate with Pretty Polly

Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet collaboration with Pretty Polly

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet launches hosiery collaboration with Pretty Polly
New York, NY

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet will collaborate with leading UK hosiery brand, Pretty Polly, on a line of hosiery debuting during New York Fashion Week in February 2013. The alice + olivia for Pretty Polly collection will feature modern, yet playful pieces all of which reflect the personality of both brands.

Stacey Bendet, alice + olivia CEO and Creative Director comments, "I  love  legwear. I feel like it's such an important component to how we style and wear our clothes - it's sexy, girly and fun. Pretty Polly creates  beautiful, fun, energetic legwear and we are excited to partner with them! Our Career collection is perfectly complimented by the not-so-basic "Basics" collection, lending itself to layering with mini-skirts and every day dresses. The "Sheers" group is perfect for party dressing, which we of course love. The "Print" collection is the stand out piece in any outfit, and the "Novelty" collection is for the quintessential alice + olivia girl that is quirky, feminine and sexy!".

"Hosiery is a natural extension of the alice + olivia lifestyle offering. It is our intention to have an ongoing presence for alice + olivia in the hosiery market and feel that it could represent over $25 million retail within its first three years," says alice + olivia President, Deanna Berkeley. This collaboration with Pretty Polly is the first step to a larger strategic initiative of the brand's development in the hosiery category.

After entering the U.S. market only two years ago, Pretty Polly has established a strong presence through a network of major global retailers. The alice + olivia for Pretty Polly partnership will increase recognition of both brands and create an even stronger presence worldwide. "Our hosiery expertise and experience make Pretty Polly the perfect match for the fashion forward alice + olivia. This collaboration is bound to surprise and delight a whole generation of new customers," says Jonny Mitchell, Managing Director-Legwear of Courtaulds Brands Ltd, Pretty Polly's parent company.

Conversations are in process with the brands' mutual retail partners about a wider wholesale distribution for Fall 2013 and the collection will be available at all alice + olivia retail stores and at aliceandolivia.com.

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet
Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a sophisticated brand with a playful sensibility, which epitomizes the personality and style of its founder, Stacey Bendet. The brand was born from Stacey's personal quest to create a flattering pair of pants, and has since grown into a full women's wear collection, including outerwear, dresses, and the perfect pants that started it all. Stacey has also expanded into different categories with a Base Collection for ultimate layering pieces to the Career Collection for a more modern working woman.

In 2011, the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet shoe line was launched and includes a wide variety of high-fashion yet affordable styles from leather knee-high boots to sparkly Mary Janes. Now a full lifestyle collection, the brand has become a Hollywood favorite with fans including Gwyneth Paltrow, Fergie, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, and Taylor Swift.

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is available at the brand's ten free-standing boutiques in New York, California, Connecticut, aliceandolivia.com and at over 800 select department and specialty stores worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Hankyu, Harvey Nichols and Harrods, as well as prominent web retailers including Net-a-Porter and Shopbop.

Pretty Polly
Pretty Polly is the iconic British hosiery established in 1919 with a long distinguished heritage of 'first to the market' products. Pretty Polly designs, develops and manufactures product in Derbyshire, England. They are also the home of House of Holland tights created exclusively for Pretty Polly by the London based designer Henry Holland, Pretty Polly has proven to be a staple for women everywhere, offering a wide variety of ultra-fashionable tights & everyday hosiery.

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For more information, please contact:
Pretty Polly Sales: Eugene Culhane - eugene.culhane@courtaulds.com or Rocco Damiano +1 914 588 9060
alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet: Saba Ebrahimi - saba@aliceandolivia.com
Brandlink Communications (PR): Erica Plotkin - ericany@brandlinkcommunications.com

 

Final week of the Pretty Polly online sale

Final week of Pretty Polly online sale

The time has come - we're nearing the end of our biggest sale yet.
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Rumble in the Jumble sale - Heaps of celeb donations!

The Music Circle has been busy blagging choice jumble from the music world and there’ll be plenty of clothes, accessories and bric-a-brac to snap up at their Rumble in The Jumble sale this Saturday in Bethnal Green, London. With donations from the likes of Schuh, ASOS, Pretty Polly and Marshall Amps along with a huge list of celebs, it's bound to be a sell-out!

Charity jumble sale in association with Oxfam
Saturday January 26th

Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London.
Entry: £3 + bring a bag of jumble to donate.
Open 12 - 6pm

Rumble in the Jumble

A huge number of celebs have given their donations to the sale, including Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, Dermot O'Leary, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware, Fearne Cotton, Daisy Lowe, Alison Mosshart, Anna Calvi, Gemma Cairney, Annie Mac, Stooshe, Claudia Winkleman, Lucy Rose, Little Boots, Zara Martin, House of Holland, Nova Dando, The Broken Hearts, Marilyn Manson, Charlotte Church and many more.

The sale is in aid of abused women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in tandem with Oxfam’s Get Together for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2013.

There’ll be a pop-up retro hair salon from Lipstick & Curls to give you instant Victory rolls, a stylists' corner and photobooth featuring some surprises familiar faces, hyper ping-pong action from the mighty Pongathon crew, food from Gizzi Erskine, tea and cakes from Joe's Tea Co and Drink, Shop & Do and DJs including Gizzi, Jen Long (Radio 1), My Ex Boyfriend's Records and more all day long.

** FULL BAR WITH MULLED WINE AND CIDER! **

** THIS EVENT IS CASH ONLY **

There'll also be a raffle with amazing prizes - including VIP tickets to Bestival, tickets to Field Day and a day's free recording at Red Bull Studios, for just £3 a ticket.

What is Rumble in the Jumble?
Rumble in the Jumble #2 is the follow-up to Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney and TV presenter Dawn Porter’s hugely successful event last year for Get Together, which raised an enormous £7k for Oxfam.

All you need to do is turn up on the day with a bag of decent jumble to donate, pay £3 to get in, and get stuck into the rest!

If you’d like to show your Twitter support, tweet about Rumble in the Jumble with the hashtag #gettogether. You can find us at @themusic_circle.

Check out the Facebook event here for full details

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-together
www.justgiving.com/themusiccircle
themusiccirclejumble@gmail.com

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