People’s Liberation partners with Charlotte Russe

People’s Liberation Partners with Charlotte Russe in Exclusive Product Distribution Agreement

Popular Premium Brand Denim, Casual Knits, Activewear and Accessories to be Offered Exclusively at Charlotte Russe Stores

People’s Liberation, Inc, a leading provider of premium denim and branded apparel for young women, and Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc. , a top specialty retailer, today announced a collaboration under which Charlotte Russe will become the exclusive distributor in North and Central America of People’s Liberation’s specially designed apparel and accessories. Under the multi-year agreement, People’s Liberation will design, source and produce branded premium denim, casual knits, activewear and accessories for sale exclusively in Charlotte Russe stores. The partnership — which joins two recognized names in fashionable apparel — increases the accessibility of People’s Liberation popular premium brand apparel and accessories, and caters to the brand, style and value preferences of today’s dynamic and fashion-savvy Teens and Young Women.

People’s Liberation was launched in 2004 targeting fashion-forward consumers. The Company has since positioned itself as an important fashion brand in the premium denim world. People’s Liberation denim, knits and activewear, currently sold in select boutiques and department stores including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Kitson, Atrium, and Fred Segal, will become available exclusively through Charlotte Russe.

Jennifer Salopek, Chairman of Charlotte Russe, stated, “We are excited to be partnering with People’s Liberation. This collaboration represents an important strategic step in redefining the Charlotte brand and further reinforces our positioning as the store of choice for fashion conscious young women looking for great value.”

“We look forward to growing the People’s Liberation brand with our new partner, Charlotte Russe, and are happy to work with such a focused retailer whose consumers appreciate both great fashion and value,” noted Colin Dyne, Chief Executive Officer of People’s Liberation. “We believe that rolling out People’s Liberation apparel and accessories into the Charlotte Russe customer base will strategically enhance sales for both our Company and Charlotte Russe while keeping the DNA and integrity of the People’s Liberation brand.”

“People’s Liberation is a strong collection that adds another level to our already thriving denim and casual apparel business,” said Emilia Fabricant, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Charlotte Russe. “Its quality and modern designs allow us to meet our customers’ need for branded premium denim, while still offering them significant value. I look forward to working with the talented team at People’s Liberation as we introduce the Charlotte shopper to these exciting selections through creative and new merchandising initiatives in our stores.”

The People’s Liberation product will launch in Charlotte Russe stores for the Back-to-School season of 2009. People’s Liberation denim, knits and activewear will also be available exclusively online at


What’s next…William Rast or J. Lindeberg, which are also owned by the same company as People’s Liberation? Will they end up in stores aimed at teenagers as well?

Props to blahhh for finding this article.


  1. Out of curiosity, how did you feel about the Comme des Garcons and H&M co-op? I thought there were some pretty nice pieces that came out with that.

  2. wait, so does this mean that people’s liberation won’t be in any store besides charlotte russe? gross. glad i got rid of the 1 pair of jeans i owned by them.

  3. I don’t know…other Retailers still stock it so I think it will be around for a little while…maybe clearanced out fast once those Retailers discover its at Charlotte Russe. It will be interesting to see what the new price point is.

  4. that is a bad choice, people’s liberation used to have a reputation of being a high quality brand of designer denim…charlotte russe is known for being cheap and i do not think that their customers will be looking to buy expensive jeans. this devalues the few pairs of people’s liberation jeans that i’ve bought a couple years ago

  5. Charlotte Russe? SERIOUSLY?! You have got to be KIDDING ME!!!! EW! The couple pair of Peoples Liberation jeans I bought cost me over $300 per pair at a high end boutique in Beaver Creek, CO! And they happen to be one of my favorite pair. Now they will be selling them in Charlotte Russe? GROSS! This is very disappointing. I am interested to see what their price point will be. Embarrassing and SAD! 🙁

  6. What a bunch of immature, ignorant snobs! Gross…Ew… Seriously how old are you guys? They cost as much there as they do in your fancy boutiques.