O’Quinn Clothing Heats Up Despite Cooling Economy

oquinn-logo.jpgOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 18, 2008 – O'Quinn Clothing announced Friday, April 18, the addition of Bloomingdale's, The Buckle and Lisa Kline to its already stellar retail account roster.

O'Quinn Clothing's consistent implementation of fresh designs, superior fits, quality fabrics, function and lifestyle has really rung a bell with retailers nationwide. Recently announcing its Spring Collection '08, retailers and consumers have been hot on the heels of the Huntington Beach-based premium lifestyle brand despite the nations slowing economy.

The luxury department store chain Bloomingdale's, the modern premium stores of The Buckle and the trendsetting specialty boutiques of Lisa Kline have shown tremendous interest in what O'Quinn Clothing has to offer.

"This only validates why we started the brand, they are looking for something that is cool and core rooted. We felt we could open doors with the right product mix and we have done that," said Dean Quinn, President and Creative Director of O'Quinn Clothing. O'Quinn has bridged the gap between the core retailers like Huntington Surf & Sport, ZJ’s Boardinghouse and Sun Diego to high-end retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom's and world famous trendsetting specialty boutiques like Lisa Kline and Fred Segal.

Retailers are really feeling the brunt of today's economy, while bigger clothing companies are dealing with the major stress of hitting their numbers, thus, leaving the doors wide open to the new brands like O'Quinn, which supply great support and products. "Retailers and consumers really are looking for something new" "We have had great sell-throughs right out of the door, being on-point with the right fits, styles & fabrics" Said Quinn "We provide excellent customer service and really cater to the needs of every account. O'Quinn takes great pride in forming partnerships with our retailers, through the good times and the bad". These key elements have contributed to O'Quinn's great acceptance by both buyers and consumers alike.

O'Quinn Clothing has announced its biggest quarter ever, "O'Quinn's revenue has risen 250% in the 1st quarter of '08 compared to its entire 2007 fiscal year, while simultaneously raising its door count to 165 retailers nationwide" said Dale Rhodes, VP of Sales. O’Quinn has attributed the solid sales growth in this years 1st quarter to a well composed collection.

"O'Quinn’s Spring Collection comes out of the box with such an innovative comfortable boardshort and walkshort. The unique fits and fabrics definitely contribute to the major growth and sell-through of O'Quinn,"said Dean Quinn. Having created a niche in the marketplace, O'Quinn doesn't own their own stores, they don’t sell online and aren’t in retailers on every corner, which makes O’Quinn Clothing very promising to core retailers today.

O’Quinn Clothing is a progressive premium lifestyle company dedicated to fashion, function, quality, and fit. Deeply rooted in surf, skate, fashion, art and music, O’Quinn provides a refreshing alternative to what the masses are wearing. O'Quinn Clothing can be found in premium department stores, high-end specialty boutiques and your better surf and skate stores. For more information, please visit www.oquinnclothing.com.