Hilco Streambank is seeking offers to acquire the intellectual property assets associated with the Robert Talbott brand.
Since 1950, the Robert Talbott brand has grown from its roots as a designer of fine quality men’s neckwear to a beloved brand known for its array of bespoke products for men and women. After the successful introduction of neckwear, the brand introduced men’s dress shirts, sportswear, sweaters, and outerwear, followed by the complete Audrey Talbott women’s line of shirts, shearling and leather outerwear, and accessories.
In recent years, sales of Robert Talbott branded product were split equally between retail and wholesale. The embattled brand, however, has seen its fair share of turmoil starting in late 2017 with the announcement of a significant workforce reduction in its Monterey, CA facility in January of 2018 as part of its plan to reorganize the business. Since then, it has seen several management changes and an attempted brand relaunch in 2019 to a more sportswear-rich assortment from then-owner Relevant Brands Holdings.
Now, it’s up for sale. Included in the sale are the trademarks for Robert Talbott and Audrey Talbott, as well as some inventory, and the brand’s website domain (roberttalbott.com). For any interested parties, the deadline for submitting offers to acquire the property is Thursday, April 8th at 12:00 p.m. EST, and a sale of the property will be conducted on Tuesday, April 13th at 12:00 p.m. EST.
“There are not many menswear brands with the cachet and exclusivity of Robert Talbott,” said Richelle Kalnit, senior vice president at Hilco Streambank. “The brand is uniquely positioned to appeal to discerning customers in multiple channels and categories seeking its casual yet sophisticated statement for today’s relaxed work and event needs.”
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