Paul Frank and 26 Bars & a Band Debut New Line of Pet Accessories at Retail

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Paul Frank Industries and modern pet accessory company 26 Bars & a Band created a specialty line of pet products inspired by Paul Frank’s signature design tradition that will hit stores this month.

Animals worldwide will be able to sit, stay and play while wearing the latest fashions from Paul Frank. Paul Frank Industries has partnered with 26 Bars & a Band, a modern pet accessory company, to manufacture a line of products inspired by Paul Frank’s signature design tradition. The line includes accessories such as beds, charms, collars, as well as retractable leashes. Fun and stylish, the products will be available for purchase at Paul Frank Retail Stores and boutiques that carry 26 Bars & a Band items in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Price points for the collection will range $12 to $150. The debut collection will hit stores this month. To celebrate the launch of the line, Paul Frank and 26 Bars & a Band will host a launch party in Los Angeles on June 27.

“The style of both companies is similar and more importantly the business values and ideals are on the same wavelength,” said Sandi Kaneko, Co-Founder for 26 Bars & a Band. “We share the same influences in art and design. Moreover, both businesses started the same way--small and out of our garages.”

“Paul Frank has always had a soft spot for animals and fashion. Being a dog owner myself, I am constantly looking for hip pieces for my pet that reflect my own fashion sense, ” adds Ryan Heuser, President of Paul Frank Industries. “26 Bars & a Band are the perfect compliment to translate our brand into fun, whimsical pet accessories that are sure to be well received.

About Paul Frank Industries
From its modest beginnings as a Lo-Fi accessories company in a SoCal beach town garage, Paul Frank Industries has steadily grown into a globally recognized, iconic brand. Creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, today Paul Frank merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, books, stationery, eyewear, home décor, bicycles and more. Paul Frank Industries features artistic and entertaining designs inspired by their love of avant-garde, modern influences and everyday objects. Paul Frank products are available at world renowned retailers including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Fred Segal, Colette, Selfridges, Beams and flagship Paul Frank store locations. To see what’s new and exciting at Paul Frank Industries, visit paulfrank.com.

About 26 Bars and a Band
With a love for animals and a passion for creativity, husband-and-wife team created 26 Bars & a Band Michael and Sandi Kaneko in 2004. Located in Walnut, Calif., the company produces modern pet accessories that are both innovative and reasonably priced. Most recently the company has been featured on the Today Show, in Elle Magazine, Real Simple, and a variety of other pet publications. 26 Bars & a Band’s products are sold in over 800 stores domestically and 500 stores internationally, mostly in independent pet stores and boutiques. They can also be found in over 25 countries in Canada, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.26BarsAndABand.com.

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