Harry Potter Luggage Launching in August – WWD

Barbie isn’t the one popular culture determine making noise. Harry Potter is stepping out this summer season with a contemporary supply of merchandise.

Harry Potter-themed backpacks, crossbody luggage and top-handle luggage, 16 types in all, launch Aug. 15 at Fred Segal, macys.com, BoxLunch and a slew of different specialty shops by a collaboration between Warner Bros. Discovery World Client Merchandise and Idea One Equipment. That’s effectively forward of the subsequent Harry Potter film anticipated to return out subsequent 12 months, and the HBO “Harry Potter” sequence anticipated in 2025.

“It’s a rabid fan base,” stated Sam Hafif, chief government officer of Idea One Equipment, a world licensed equipment firm with a monitor document of partnering with main studios on merchandise themed round popular culture and motion hero figures, in addition to current tie-ups with FUBU, Brooks Brothers and Smoke Rise.

Hafif stated the mixture of the Harry Potter-themed components, along with the Hollywood aesthetic of the Fred Segal model, has “opened our minds to create distinctive merchandise” for Harry Potter followers, and that the August drop “is the springboard for future thrilling collaborations we’ve deliberate over the subsequent 12 months.” Harry Potter and Warner Bros. “has been one of the vital enjoyable collaborations we’ve ever had the chance to work on,” Hafif stated.

The providing, given its worth vary of $80 to $100, is geared for adults, 18 to 35 years outdated, who grew up with Harry Potter, or identical to the look. The primary Harry Potter e book was launched in 1996, and the primary Harry Potter film was launched in 2001.

Individually, final 12 months, Idea One signed a licensing settlement with Fred Segal to supply merchandise, which begins with leather-based luggage anticipated to launch in October.

Segal, who based his enterprise in 1961, handed away in 2021. He was a retail innovator who designed his personal assortment, collaborated with designers, artists and rising manufacturers to create distinctive capsules, and elevated the retail expertise with denim bars, shops-in-shop and immersive experiences. Fred Segal opened its Sundown Boulevard flagship in 2018, and expanded to Studio Metropolis and Malibu, California; Las Vegas, and Asia.

A Harry Potter-themed bag.


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