Starter Returns To Courtside Action With New Line Of NBA Jackets

       Starter Returns To Courtside Action With New Line Of NBA Jackets

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --G-III and the National Basketball
Association (NBA) have teamed up to bring back the iconic line of NBA Starter
Jackets with the unveiling of the new Starter x NBA collection. The Starter
Jacket, made famous in the 1980's and 1990's, is a joint venture between G-III
Sports and NY Giants legend Carl Banks, along with Iconix Brand Group, owner
of the Starter brand.

"We are excited to work with the NBA to celebrate basketball fandom and
reintroduce the iconic Starter Jacket," says Carl Banks, President of G-III
Sports (a division of G-III Apparel Group). "We look forward to honoring the
brand's sports heritage and fashion tradition, while also reaching a new

The Starter Jacket was last produced in the mid-90's and the new line of
jackets will include teams such as the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets
and New Orleans Pelicans. The Starter x NBA collection will launch in
September 2013, with a special preview for retailers, media and players at an
invite-only suite at The Capitol in Houston during NBA All-Star Week February
14-16. A limited number of All-Star versions of the satin jacket will be
available for sale at the NBA Store at NBA All-Star Jam Session and retail for

"We are thrilled to partner with G-III Apparel Group," comments Seth Horowitz,
President, Men's Division of Iconix Brand Group. "We anticipate that the new
collection will allow fans to represent their favorite teams, while showcasing
the classic Starter jacket."

For more information, to speak to company executives or to request Starter
samples, please contact Sarah Cirkiel ( at

G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor of outerwear, dresses,
sportswear, swimwear, beachwear and women's suits, as well as handbags and
luggage, under licensed brands, our own brands and private label brands. G-III
sells swimwear, accessories and resort wear under our own Vilebrequin brand.
G-III also sells outerwear and dresses under our own Andrew Marc, Marc New
York and Marc Moto brands and has licensed these brands to select third
parties in certain product categories. G-III has fashion licenses under the
Calvin Klein, Sean John, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Jones New York,
Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ivanka Trump, Nine West, Ellen Tracy, Tommy
Hilfiger, Kensie, Mac & Jac, Levi's and Dockers brands and sports licenses
with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major
League Baseball, National Hockey League, Touch by Alyssa Milano and more than
100 U.S. colleges and universities. Our other owned brands include Jessica
Howard, Eliza J, Black Rivet, G-III, G-III Sports by Carl Banks and Winlit.
G-III also operates retail stores under the Wilsons Leather, Vilebrequin,
Calvin Klein Performance and Andrew Marc names.

Owned by Iconix Brand Group, Starter stands for heritage, authenticity and
sports performance and is committed to producing apparel to the highest
standards of design and value. Established in 1971, Starter pioneered the
fusion of sports clothing with popular culture by forging partnerships with
major professional sports leagues, colleges, Olympics sports and individual

SOURCE G-III Apparel Group
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