CLEVELAND – We are indebted to the website A Treasury Of for telling us about the sweaters of Ohio Knitting Mills. The mill has closed, but some of their product samples survived. While not all are being sold, some are. It’s like a vintage store, but its all new! AtMORE HERE

This fashion house was named for Norman Norell, the famous American fashion designer and movie designer most famous for dressing Gloria Swanson. Norman Norell died in 1972 and his brand lives on in a perfume, Norell, but the fashion brand does not. A 1997 revival was tried, but it neverMORE HERE

PALM BEACH GARDENS – Lilly Pulitzer opened up a new boutique in The Gardens mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The website The Selvedge Yard snapped a photo of Lilly herself in a post entitled Pink-a-palooza. The store opened April 17, 2009; it is the second company owned store in PalmMORE HERE

We happened upon an interview with Peter Brundige, published in the Luxe Chronicles. It applies to fashion brands, of course, but it also applies to anyone trying to relaunch a brand. The two important factors in a brand relaunch are: research staying true to the original with a new twist.MORE HERE

NEW YORK – Barcelona will hold a giant fashion show called The Brandery at the Montjuïc exhibition site. We are fascinated with it not because of the name, or the ambition of the show, but because they feature an early 1980s Chevrolet Caprice in their promotional posters. The car, IMORE HERE

The venerable prep brand Duck Head is for sale. Duck Head became a private label brand sold at Tennessee-based Goody’s Family Clothing. The bankruptcy of the company has put the brand up for sale, according to Gabe Fried, principal of Needham Heights, Mass-based Streambank LLC. Wrote Fried on Linked in:MORE HERE

We wrote last year about the demise of the Georgette Klinger brand, and its revival by the founder’s family, but it seems like fans of the brand will still have to wait. We have written a number of times to the email address that was on the website, but haveMORE HERE

How do you position a foreign brand if you are bringing it to the United States? The question came up over comments on’s Licensing, Merchandising and Brand Management discussion board. The points discussed the Jack Murphy brand, which is a 1922 heritage brand from Ireland that is eyeing theMORE HERE

LAGUNA BEACH – For many of us fogies who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, surf and skateboard brands that come to mind might be all about Quicksilver, Ocean Pacific, Sims and Birdwell’s. If you are a boomer, the brand might be Hang Ten. Yet it doesn’t take longMORE HERE

From Flicker Vintage Review What’s fun about the new Vassarette ad campaign is that the Vassarette brand is one of the oldest bra brands in the United States. Vassarette’s new ad campaign includes the Vassarettes, a group of women not afraid to play rock in their bras. Vassarette was onceMORE HERE