Scotch and Soda (clothing)

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Scotch & Soda
Private
IndustryDesign, distribution and sales of clothing and accessories
Faterebranded 2001
Founded1985
FounderTom Puik, Aristoteles
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands and Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Area served
Europe, Oceania, North America, Asia, Middle East, Africa
ProductsApparel and accessories
ParentKellwood Company[1]
Websitescotch-soda.com

Scotch and Soda is a Dutch fashion retail company founded in 1985.

Scotch and Soda primarily manufactures premium and upmarket men's clothing, women's clothing under the brand Maison Scotch, boy's clothing under Scotch Shrunk, girls' clothing under Scotch R'Belle, denim and urban products under Amsterdams Blauw and a line of fragrances named Barfly.[2]

History[edit]

Scotch & Soda began as a men's wholesale brand. In 2000 it was bought by Eric Bijlsma, Patrick Munsters and Joep Krouwels, then it rebranded and relaunched a year later by Tom Puik, Mees Puik, and Leonard Buzz. Scotch & Soda was acquired by the brand house Kellwood Stables (an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners) in 2011.

Scotch & Soda store in DUMBO, Brooklyn
Scotch & Soda, Alkmaar, Netherlands

As of 2014 all collections were designed under the Creative Direction of Marlou van Engelen.

As of 2015 Scotch and Soda owned and operated over 204 official stores and are stocked in over 8,000 stores globally.[3]

Branding[edit]

The name is also stylized as SCOTCH & SODA, or Scotch & Soda.

The collections are best described as 'worldly-cool', incorporating stand-out prints and patterns in each season, which has a theme and story integrated into the collection. The brand is known for its love of classic styles and prints with a design twist and small added detailing. The children's range uses the same prints, patterns and qualities as the main lines for cohesiveness.

The company states its designers work from 'Number 22', Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, a design studio in a former church, in the heart of the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kellwood acquires Scotch & Soda". FashionUnited. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  2. ^ Volkmann, Kelsey (2011-07-27). "Kellwood, Sun Capital to buy Scotch & Soda". Archived from the original on 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-25. ...has expanded to include a women's collection called Maison Scotch, a boy's collection named Scotch Shrunk, a girl's collection called Scotch R'Belle and a denim collection called Amsterdams Blauw.
  3. ^ "Scotch & Soda". Retrieved 18 February 2015.