(Filed Under wholesale Lingerie News). Juana De Arco is a casual intimate apparel and clothing company that has been in business since 1998 out of Argentina, but has only been selling in the U.S. since 2014 and is now taking aggressive steps to expand here.
“Every single one of our garments is hand silk-screened with exclusive artwork created by Mariana Cortes,” the company owner, explained Maral Arslanian, the company executive BODY first met at the Pool show in Las Vegas last August. “The process we’ve created doesn’t allow for repeated pieces. We print five meters of fabric per color and print. Different garments are cut from these combinations of prints and colors that make that piece unique in the world and impossible to repeat!”
The brand will exhibit at its first Curvexpo show in New York in February, has exhibited twice at the Pool show as well as the Coast and Surf Expo shows.
On the company website eight bra and nine panty styles are offered, each in a large variety of bright colors and prints and colors. Juana De Arco also displays a collection of women’s nightgowns, muscle shirts, skirts, dresses, tanks, shirts, yoga pants, as well as a collection of children’s clothing. Overall Arslanian estimates that collection is comprised of “40% lingerie (including men’s boxers); 40% women’s lifewear; the rest is kids and home design Items.”
Wholesale prices for the bras range from $16 to $32.50; panties range from $7.50 to $20; lifewear pieces $23.50 to $59; and children’s items from $10 to $40. The company ships from a facility in Miami.
The line is expanding in 2016. “We have great new styles that we will be showcasing at Curve this year as well as a new website which will include e-commerce.”
The company executive provided examples of where the brand is already selling including “Wanderlust - Key West; Les Createurs - Wynwood; Red Pearl Yoga - Ft. Lauderdale; Linen Closet - Delray Beach; Norcross Patio & Gift - West Palm Beach; The Flying Lizard - North Miami; Eau Spa - Palm Beach; Love Shack Delray Beach; Ambu Yoga - Captiva; Wanderlista - Miami Beach; Viva Lola - Delray Beach; Pancitas - Aventura; Brickell & KB Moms - Key Biscayne; Lettie Gooch - Washington, DC; Allure - Hawaii; Tooth & Nail Trading - Louisiana; Kingfisher Road - California; Kitsch - California.”
Arslanian added, “Juana is now also diving into the European market! This year we also plan on opening our third boutique in Japan - where we’ve been selling since 2005.”
“We are the next big thing!,” boasted the executive. “Juana de Arco is the line between artisanal and commercial. We’ve developed a process that can be successfully retailed as hand-made artwork on clothing - because this is what it is. We create garments that are one-of-a-kind, like the women that wear it!”
As the company expands in the U.S., “We are constantly looking for ambitious talent that can take on our very unique product!”
Arslanian can be emailed at email@example.com.
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