Vera Wang’s contemporary division, Lavender Label, is teaming with the Accessory Network
Group (ANG) in a three-year deal to produce and distribute handbags and small
leather goods starting for spring 2009, according to WWD.
Vera Wang Lavender Label handbags will
retail from $300 to $1,000 at top-tier specialty and department stores,
such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The bags also
will be available at Wang’s first Lavender Label store, opening this
fall in Los Angeles. Shoes should launch within the next 18 months.
Lavender Label handbags will join such brands as Karl Lagerfeld, Tahari
and Calvin Klein within ANG’s Prestige Brands Division.