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Brothers Shep and Ian Murray, CEOs and Co-Founders of vineyard vines®, announced today that their company has entered into a licensing arrangement with the National Football League to design and distribute a collection of men’s and women’s custom apparel and accessories. The initial offering of ties includes the New York Giants, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans, and will be available online and in free-standing vineyard vines® stores by January 2009.
“We’ve had an overwhelming response from our sports products in the past, and we’re thrilled about our new licensing arrangement with the NFL,” said Shep Murray. “Now our customers can bring their team spirit to work.”
By the end of 2009, vineyard vines® will release collections for the other NFL teams with a wider range of products that may include ties, sashes, belts, tote bags, men’s & women’s polos, sleepwear, headbands and key fobs.
vineyard vines®, a company best known for its elegant neckties, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard by brothers Shep and Ian Murray. The company now offers a variety of accessories and apparel for men, women and children. vineyard vines® products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, directly through their catalog at 800-892-4982, online at www.vineyardvines.com, and at nine free-standing stores in Boston, MA; Edgartown, MA; Greenwich, CT; Mashpee, MA; Memphis, TN; Nantucket, MA; The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL; Washington, DC; and Westport, CT.
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