February 15, 2005

Top youth contemporary brand, kenzie, will launch daywear, sleepwear, intimate apparel, robes and loungewear. The lines will debut at the Magic show in February and Lingerie America (NYC - March 6th-8th). Kenzie signed the deal with Oxford, PA-based Jamatex. Steven Seidman, chairman of InGroup Licensing, kenzie's exclusive licensing agent, made the announcement.

Kenzie is a young contemporary brand parented by Vancouver-based Mac & Jac. The collection, composed of separates, namely sweaters, jeans, pants, jackets, skirts, shirts and dresses is available in department and specialty stores and targets the twenty something crowd.

"The product will ship to department and specialty stores in the United States and Canada beginning June 2005," says Jamatex president, Julie Erinc.

Jamatex is an independently, family owned operation, based in Oxford, PA with a showroom in New York. They merchandise and distribute hip, contemporary sleepwear, lounge wear, lingerie, knit tops and robes for junior and missy sizes.

Kenzie opened their first freestanding store in 2004 and they are opening an additional three to five more stores in 2005.ęThey advertise throughout North America in publications such as Elle, Lucky, W, Marie Claire and Vogue. See the line at

InGroup Licensing, the exclusive worldwide agent will be licensing accessories, swim, outerwear, home furnishings, childrenęs wear, cosmetics and fragrances. Senior account executive Lauren Redish, who heads Ingroup's better fashion clients, manages the account.ęBased in Manhattan, Ingroup concentrates on developing lifestyle brands.ęClients include Mudd Jeans, Smith & Wollensky, and ElJay. Learn more at