New York Fashion Designer Norma Kamali Brings Timeless Designs to Spiegel

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In January 2006 renowned fashion designer Norma Kamali and lifestyle superbrand Spiegel introduce Norma Kamali Timeless, an exclusive collection for Spiegel’s spring catalog. Created from jersey knit for beauty, comfort and convenience the collection is available in solid black, dark red and select pieces in a black and red stripe. With price points from $12-$89, the collection gives women the option of purchasing designer pieces at an affordable price, something unique in designer fashion.

Spiegel president and chief executive officer Geralynn Madonna and world-renowned fashion designer Norma Kamali announce the launch of Norma Kamali Timeless, an exclusive apparel collection for Spiegel’s spring 2006 catalog, which will be available in January 2006.

Madonna and Kamali recognized the demand in the marketplace for clothes that are functional, sophisticated and feminine. The collaboration between the two fashion icons is as innovative as the businesses themselves. Both are celebrated for catering to the multi-faceted woman, but now Kamali and Spiegel have taken what was once out of reach for most and made it more obtainable.

"Timeless to me means a piece of clothing you can wear forever, a piece that's versatile, easy to care for and priced right," said Kamali. "This collection is all these things."

With price points from $12-$89, the collection gives women the option of purchasing exclusive pieces from Kamali’s lifestyle jersey collection for a lot less – something unique in designer fashion.

Created from jersey knit for beauty, comfort and convenience, the 17-piece collection is available in solid black, dark red, and select pieces in black and red stripe, allowing all pieces to be mixed and matched. The collection features three convertible pieces – an All-in-One Dress, an All-in-One Mini, and a Tie-Waist Skirt – which can be transformed to create numerous styles.

"There are few designers that are as inspirational as Norma," said Madonna. "She created timeless, versatile fashion before anyone else did and has been designing and reinventing fashion for more than three decades. Partnering with her to bring this collection to women everywhere has been a dream come true."

The Norma Kamali/Spiegel joint venture is unlike any other designer/retail partnership that currently exists. Not only will the collection be sold through the Spiegel catalog and website (http://www.Spiegel.com), but it will also be available at Norma Kamali’s New York boutique at Spiegel prices – another first in designer fashion. Together, these two fashion houses are maintaining their devotion to offer women versatile fashion that truly is timeless.

About Norma Kamali:

Norma Kamali is a world-renowned clothing designer most celebrated for her innovative designs such as the sleeping bag coat. Norma's clothing has always maintained a level of versatility and elegance through practical designs that cater to women's lifestyle needs. Norma has received many awards and honors, including a plaque on the Fashion Walk of Fame in New York, three COTY awards, and an induction into the COTY Hall of Fame. http://www.normakamalicollection.com

About Spiegel:

Long before online shopping sites presented endless merchandise to consumers at the click of the mouse, Spiegel offered consumers a world of products with just the turn of a page. Founded in 1865, Spiegel has provided catalog concepts to its customers since 1905 and e-commerce since 1995. Offering the benefits of shopping via a variety of channels, including its trademark "big book" semiannual catalogs, specialty catalogs, and e-commerce site, http://www.spiegel.com, Spiegel is the Idea Resource for dressing and decorating with style providing quality and convenient shopping for its busy customers. Spiegel is headquartered in New York, NY with operations in Hampton, VA. http://www.spiegel.com

View the media alert and look book: http://www.piercemattie.com/spiegel_nkcc_2/

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