Lifestyle brand Raging Bull is launching into Ireland with the appointment of Dublin-based menswear agent David Furlong, to represent the brand in both the Republic and Northern Ireland.
The move is prompted by a refocus on independents, after the brand revealed wholesale sales had grown 21% year-on-year, with an improved mark up of 3 offered to accounts.
The brand said to support the move into Ireland it has also launched an Irish version of its retail website, which has started to see a good level of traffic.
Raging Bull head of sales Darren Whelpton-Smith said: “David [Furlong] has had 40 years in the business so has huge experience in this market and we are delighted to be working with him. We think the brand can be successful in this market and we are already seeing plenty of interest in our spring 19 collections.”
Furlong added: “The sporting heritage of the label along with its premium quality and design touches gives it real standout appeal. When you combine this with the terrific range of sizing that runs from small up to 6XL, I am confident it will do well here.”
In August 2017, Raging Bull had four outlet stores in London Designer Outlet Centre, Swindon, Street in Somerset and Spalding. It has more than 100 wholesale accounts, primarily in the UK but also a few in Czechoslovakia and Australia.