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Adds Icon of the Outdoor Lifestyle to Extensive Brand Portfolio
Seattle, WA – July 18, 2012 – SanMar® Corporation, a leading industry supplier of apparel and accessories, today announced an agreement with Eddie Bauer whereby SanMar will add select Eddie Bauer® outerwear styles to its product offering, starting in August 2012. SanMar will also carry select products from the First Ascent® collection, Eddie Bauer’s highest-performing and functional outerwear. In all, SanMar will offer a combined 27 styles, with plans to add additional Eddie Bauer products in the future collections.
Founded in Seattle in 1920, Eddie Bauer is an icon of the outdoor lifestyle, offering premium-quality clothing, accessories and gear to outfit today’s modern adventures for both men and women. First Ascent builds on that legacy, offering world-class expedition and ski wear created with some of the best mountain and ski guides in the world.
“For more than 90 years, Eddie Bauer has focused on providing the finest outerwear on the market coupled with superior customer service that is as Eddie would say, ‘worthy of your high esteem,’” said John Spotts, senior vice president, Licensing and International at Eddie Bauer. “SanMar is an ideal partner for Eddie Bauer as they are known for offering top-notch customer service and quality inventory to their customers. We look forward to seeing our outerwear styles reach an even broader audience of outdoor enthusiasts.”
Among the Eddie Bauer products available at launch will be jackets and shells, fleece and layering pieces for various weather conditions and several First Ascent options for him and her, designed for the most rigorous environments.
“Eddie Bauer is a legend in American sportswear. They were the first to patent several influential down outerwear pieces and outfitted the first American to summit Mt. Everest,” said Jeremy Lott, vice president, SanMar. “As part of this relationship, we’ve worked closely with them on ensuring that the product and selection meets the unique needs of our industry – including styling, sizing, inventory, pricing and logo placement – are all considerations from day one.”
SanMar will preview the Eddie Bauer and First Ascent styles at the ASI Chicago show starting today. The line will also appear in the 2013 Apparel, Bags & Caps catalog and on sanmar.com. There is also an Eddie Bauer catalog available from SanMar. For more information or to request your copy of these catalogs, please call 800.426.6399 or visit www.sanmar.com.
SanMar is an authorized licensee of Eddie Bauer Licensing Services LLC. First Ascent and the Eddie Bauer logos are the registered trademarks of Eddie Bauer Licensing Services LLC.
SanMar® Corporation is a premier supplier of wholesale apparel and accessories including Nike Golf, OGIO®, Eddie Bauer®, First Ascent®, Red House®, New Era®, Port Authority®, Port & Company®, District®, District Made, CornerStone®, Sport-Tek® and Precious Cargo®. A family owned and operated business since 1971 SanMar is based in Seattle, WA with seven national distribution centers.
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