Esprit has given its segments Esprit paper+friends and Esprit School a new licensee and partnered with an additional licensee for its home section. Starting Jan.1, 2011 the new licensee Stationery Team International BV from The Netherlands will be in charge of producing both Esprit stationery as well as satchels and school bags for Esprit. Right now, Young Generation Retail GmbH from Hamburg remains responsible for Esprit paper+friends and Esprit School.

Esprit has ten different licensees for its home section and since the beginning of the year has been working with new licensee Sanders GmbH from Bramsche, Germany. Sanders is developing down pillows and duvets for Esprit home which retail between €29 and €199.

Esprit currently focuses on three licensee segments: Esprit accessories with timepieces, jewelry, hosiery, cosmetics, perfumes, eyewear, umbrellas and stationery; Esprit home with furniture, carpets, lighting and home textiles; and Esprit Kids with maternity clothing, toys, baby carriages and school supplies.

—Susannah Carey