Capsule

JACK SPADE TO LAUNCH MENSWEAR

October 12, 2008 BY CAPSULESNEWS

2602---article-image.jpgOne of our favorite men’s lifestyle brands, Jack Spade, has announced some major expansion plans, including a line of sportswear. DNR reports: The Claiborne-owned brother label to the $90 million Kate Spade brand has also tapped former Paul Smith and Original Penguin alum Cuan Hanly as its new vice-president and general manager. Hanly, who has been on board for four weeks, is charged with spearheading the new men’s collection and enhancing Jack Spade’s retail plans. First on Hanly’s to-do list has been the creation of a capsule collection of men’s outerwear, shirts and sweaters for spring 2009. Distribution for the debut is scheduled for Bloomingdale’s, Barneys Co-op and Fred Segal.  We'll have pics as soon as they become available.