Kahn Lucas Lancaster, a designer of branded girls’ fashion collections, has acquired all intellectual property of the Alexander Doll Company, makers of the Madame Alexander dolls.
Kahn Lucas had been a long-time licensing partner with Alexander Doll under Kahn Lucas’ Dollie & Me brand of matching girl and doll apparel.
“With this transaction, Kahn Lucas further builds on its unique skill sets within a core strategic platform of ‘relationship brands’ that use branded apparel, toys and fashion accessories to promote an entire lifestyle experience for young girls based on imagination, open-ended play and creativity,” says Howard Kahn, chief executive officer, Kahn Lucas.
In addition to the core Madame Alexander brands, the transaction includes the retail brands of Madame Alexander Doll Factory and Newborn Nursery, as well as the entire portfolio of Middleton Doll brands.
“I’m excited and honored to continue the Madame Alexander brand and to have its rich heritage join our company,” says Kahn. “The late Madame Beatrice Alexander founded her company almost 90 years ago on many of the same principles we have practiced at Kahn Lucas during our 123 years of family company history, which include a spirit of opportunity and entrepreneurship, a dedication to empowering young girls, a commitment to innovation and a passion for bringing great fashion design to the market.”