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Founded: 1981
Type of Business: seller of shoes and apparel
Parent Company: Iconix Brand Group
Britney Spears was the Candie's Girl during 2009 and 2010.

Candie's is a clothing brand started in 1981. Originally a Charles Cole "El Greco" line of shoes, the brand was purchased by Iconix Brand Group in 1993. Since 2005, Kohl's Department Stores has had exclusive rights to the Candie's brand in all departments except shoes.

Candie's sells juniors' jewelry and apparel. Candie's has two fragrances: Candie's Heartbreaker Perfume Collection and Candie's Luxe Eau de Toilette Perfume Spray. The brand has also added curtains and girls' clothing and apparel.[clarification needed]

In June 2001, Candie’s launched a non-profit foundation called The Candie’s Foundation. The foundation's mission is to fight teenage pregnancy.[1][2]

Bella Thorne is the current Candie's spokesperson. Carly Rae Jepsen was the previous spokesperson (2013) while Lea Michele,[3] Vanessa Hudgens, Britney Spears, Dixie Chicks, Hayden Panettiere, Alyssa Milano, Fergie, Lil' Kim, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Jenny McCarthy, Vanessa Carlton and Ashanti have also represented the brand.


  1. ^ "The Candie's Foundation". Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Celebs Join Hilary Duff to Promote Kohl's Candie's Line". Adrants. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Glee's Lea Michele Is a Candie's Girl! Stylish Star Named New Spokeswoman". E! Online. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-03-18.