A year after launching D&G Time watches in the United States, distribution firm Binda has inked a deal to do the same with the fashion company's jewelry line.
Binda holds the distribution rights for D&G Time and D&G Jewels in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. The U.S. distribution agreement for D&G Jewels begins this month, with jewelry appearing in boutiques and department stores by September 2007.
Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana launched D&G Time in 1999 and D&G Jewels in 2005. The licensed products saw a 40 percent increase in sales worldwide last year.
Necklace from the D&G Jewels collection.
Their company, Dolce and Gabbana, creates, produces and distributes high-end clothing, knitwear, leather goods, footwear and accessories under the brands Dolce and Gabbana and D&G.
The Binda Group, a 100-year-old Italian firm, owns the brands Breil Milano, Tribe by Breil and Wyler Geneve. The company distributes products in more than 40 countries.
Source: National Jeweler