Jessica Simpson’s Fashionable Clothing Line Is Making Her Rich
Since her last album was a Christmas special and her most recent movie went straight to DVD, once could say Jessica Simpson‘s entertainment career isn’t going so well. While it seems she may have fallen off the map, but perhaps it was a good tumble to take. The 30 year-old has quietly been busy stacking up her dough in the fashion industry.
We’ve all seen Jessica’s footwear line in countless retails stores like Macy’s and hanks to her partnership with Vince Camuto (who also founded Nine West) her business began booming and hasn’t looked back. Her collections—which include everything from denim to handbags—are quite impressive in quality, pricing and trend-right styles and shoppers have noticed. Her fashion empire is expected to hit $1 billion in retail sales next year!
Jessica, who’s currently engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson continues to take it far beyond her current offerings this fall by introducing new sportswear, dress, handbag and jewelry lines, in addition to intimates and fragrances. As WWD.com reports, 22 licensing agreements have been signed to produce Jessica Simpson merchandise, with home, fine jewelry, cosmetics and men’s wear on the radar. Jessica’s company recently launched prom dresses with David’s Bridal. Also up next? A trendy line for the working woman.
Winning team: Jessican and Tina Simpson
“[This will] give the consumer something to dress up in, to feel like a lady, to feel sophisticated, yet it has some sort of funk and flair to it,” Jessica told WWD.com. “It has a lot of style to it. It’s not your average suit or skirt. It has lots of fun details. We wanted to change things up for the everyday working girl who wants to feel her age. It could be for a girl’s first job, or an internship. She could be in her 20s, 30s, even 40s. My mom would wear it, and she’s over 50.”
Dany: Jessica Simpson’s favorite shoe from her collection
“We liked who she represented,” Vince Camuto told WWD.com of partnering up with Jessica. “She was more natural [than other celebrities]. But we didn’t want to do it unless we had the master license because we wanted to create it. Today, we’re proud to say it will be a $1 billion business [in 2012]. This year, it will probably be $900 million. Footwear is on fire. That doesn’t mean we have to go out and get another five celebrities. All celebrities want their own product, but a lot of it hasn’t worked. Why does hers work and the others don’t? I can only say that Jessica and her mom are involved. We have a team in Los Angeles. She’s become a style icon.”
Good news for the budget-conscious ladies—Jessica doesn’t have any plans for making a more expensive collection. Check out more images from her fall 2011 collection below: