UGG Australia Marks 35th Anniversary
Week-Long Global Celebration Kicks of September 26
NEW YORK -- September 26, 2013
UGG® Australia, a global brand recognized for its iconic classic sheepskin
boots, marks its 35^th anniversary this September. The worldwide celebration
will focus on the year 1978, when the brand arrived on the beaches of Southern
California and changed the way the world thought about sheepskin. From the
classic silhouette to fall fashion must-haves, every genuine UGG product is
linked together by the unforgettable sheepskin experience, and a feeling that
is truly like nothing else.
Courtesy of UGG(R) Australia
Courtesy of UGG(R) Australia
“It’s been 35 years since UGG was introduced to America,” said UGG brand
president Constance X. Rishwain. “Since then, UGG has evolved far beyond a
fad, and the brand has become synonymous with luxurious comfort all around the
Beginning September 26^th, UGG concept stores worldwide will return to the
1970’s with vintage UGG Australia advertisements, iconic music, a 1978-themed
video, and photo booths taking over each location. Visitors to UGG stores
worldwide will go back in time and experience the casual chic of the beach
lifestyle, where the beloved sheepskin boot was born.
To commemorate the milestone anniversary, UGG will debut a capsule collection
of product and kick off a week of in-store events for fans around the globe.
The anniversary capsule collection will feature boots, sneakers and slippers
for men and women, and will reflect an old-school varsity vibe featuring the
UGG ’78 embroidered logo and retro polka dots. UGG will also be offering a
canvas tote bag as a gift with purchase during the celebration, September
26-October 2. 2013. The tote, which was specially made for the anniversary,
features a limited edition UGG ’78 logo and leather handles.
UGG Australia concept stores offer the ultimate brand experience with over 70
stores worldwide including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
Miami, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Moscow. UGG Australia operates on
several social media platforms including Twitter, Vine, Pinterest, in addition
to a branded blog entitled Plush Hour. In 2012 the brand exceeded two million
fans on Facebook.
UGG Australia has grown from $10 million to over $1 billion in sales. The
brand has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest
materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship and
delivering new and innovative styles well beyond the original sheepskin boots.
UGG Australia is recognized as a premium lifestyle brand that houses footwear,
apparel, outerwear, accessories, hand bagsand soon to launch this fall, UGG
About Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a premiere lifestyle marketer that builds niche
brands into global market leaders by designing and making innovative,
functional and fashion-oriented footwear developed for both high performance
outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. UGG® Australia, Teva®,
Sanuk®, Tsubo®, Ahnu®, MOZO® and HOKA One One® are registered trademarks of
Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK). For more information, visit
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