Retailers, consumers and prices
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the former child actresses turned fashion designers, are launching a new juniors’ sportswear and accessories line for J.C. Penney. The travel-themed line is called Olsenboye, with each collection highlighting a new city.
The mid-priced line features clothes, shoes and handbags priced from $20 to $50.
Fashion is not new for the sisters, who were television stars from infancy and grew up to have a quirky bohemian style. They currently have high-end lines, such as The Row, which sells at Bergdorf Goodman, and Elizabeth and James, which sells at Neiman Marcus. They even once had a line of girls’ clothes at Wal-Mart, though it no longer exists.
Items from the new line will be available for a limited time in select JC Penney stores and online starting Nov. 6, with a full launch set for spring 2010. Let’s see if it lasts longer than the line at Wal-Mart.