Members Only

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This article is about the brand of clothing. For the episode of The Sopranos, see Members Only (The Sopranos episode).
Members Only
Industry Retail
Founded 1975
Headquarters New York City, U.S.
Key people
Jaggi Singh
Products Clothing
Parent JR Apparel World
Website membersonlyoriginal.com
Man in leather Members Only jacket

Members Only is a brand of clothing that became popular in the 1980s with the Members Only jacket.[1] The brand was created in 1975[2] and introduced to American markets in 1980 by Europe Craft Imports.[1]

Members Only jackets were manufactured in a wide variety of colors. The jackets have epaulettes. Their advertising tagline was "when you put it on, something happens".[3][4]

Revival[edit]

The brand was licensed in 2003 by Maureen Regan of Kirtie Regan,[1] who resurrected it and developed a new line of apparel after the bankruptcy of Aris Industries. At first, the brand was strictly for males with their tighter fitting bomber jackets.[2] Maureen Regan relaunched the brand in 2004 introducing a women's line and added both men's and women's sportswear. The brand is currently owned by JR Apparel World, whose CEO is Jaggi Singh.

Today, Members Only apparel is worn by celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, David Hasselhoff, Fergie, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Ellen Page, Paula Abdul, and Anderson Cooper.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Vargas, Daniel J (18 June 2004). "'80s jackets go from dud to stud in a snap". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Sheff, Harry (9 February 2012). "Members Only acquired by JR Apparel World". MRketplace. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Members Only Clothing, Jackets - Zappos.com". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Members Only. What's it all about?". Members Only Blog. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Famous Members". Members Only. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Members Only (cited lyrics audible in preview sample)". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Graham, Bryan Armen (15 July 2011). "All of the Lights: Our 10 Favorite Friday Night Lights Moments". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Kalamar, Luke (June 26, 2013). "The Daily Show…with John Oliver?". Pop-Break. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.theonion.com/articles/back-in-black-also-gray-tan,37284/

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