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Candie's logo.png
Product typeshoes and apparel
OwnerIconix Brand Group

Candie's is a clothing brand started in 1978.[1] It was originally a Charles Cole line of shoes from El Greco Inc. In 1986, Pentland Group acquired El Greco. Pentland sold Candie's to Charles Cole's son Neil in 1991. Candie's Inc. (later renamed Iconix Brand Group) acquired the Candie's brand 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.[2][3]

Sarah Hyland is the current face of Candie's. Fifth Harmony and Bella Thorne were the previous spokesperson in 2015 and 2014 while Carly Rae Jepsen, Lea Michele,[4] Vanessa Hudgens, Britney Spears, Dixie Chicks, Hayden Panettiere, Alyssa Milano, Fergie, Lil' Kim, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Jenny McCarthy, Brandy, Vanessa Carlton, Ashanti, and Destiny's Child have also represented the brand.


  1. ^ "Candies Inc. Company History". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  2. ^ "The Candie's Foundation". Archived from the original on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  3. ^ "Celebs Join Hilary Duff to Promote Kohl's Candie's Line". AdRants. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  4. ^ "Glee's Lea Michele Is a Candie's Girl! Stylish Star Named New Spokeswoman". E! Online. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-03-18.