Cross’s 2015-16 leather accessories collection is crafted in 100 percent top grain Spanish leather and is completely handmade by expert craftsmen, to create the highest quality of leather accessories available in the world today. As the official writing instrument of the White House, Cross’s writing instruments and leather accessories have been used and loved by eminent world leaders and hold 21 patents. Cross’s innovative collection in leather accessories spans wallets, handbags, and belts. Cross also partners with numerous musicians, social entrepreneurs in its global efforts to motivate individuals to make their mark. Cross’s award winning leather accessories are retailed in more than 40 countries across the globe. Recently, Cross’s Grabado Tech+ wallet won the coveted Red Dot Design Award for outstanding Product Design 2015, which is regarded as the Nobel of Design.
“Across Ventures is a phenomenal company, and among the most dedicated, experienced distributors in India today. The leather accessories market in India is poised to explode in size, banking on the global trend and interest in personal accessories. The category has been growing at 24 percent globally, and we are confident that the combination of the power of the 170 year old Cross brand, and the dedication of Across Ventures is a winning combination,” commented Yashovardhan Gupta, Director and CEO, Torero Corporation, the Exclusive Global Licensee of Cross Leather Accessories on the tie-up.
Lokesh Chopra, Sales Head, Across Ventures commented, “Across Ventures is proud to partner with Torero Corporation and distribute the Cross range of products pan India. Across Ventures brings to the partnership its deep knowledge of Indian retail, warehousing and distribution based on its proprietary IT tools. Torero and Across Ventures aim to garner a significant share in the category within a short time, whilst aiming for a leadership position in the coming two to three years.”
“The fashion accessories category is poised to outperform all other fashion categories for the next couple of years. India’s youth seek high fashion, international brands, top quality, at an affordable price. These are all now available, in a channel of their choice. A large number of men and women are set to enter the workforce, which will further increase the demand for quality accessories. Urbanisation and globalisation with lower rates of returns are some of the other factors behind the phenomenal potential for fashion accessories in India,” shared Chopra.
On expansion plans Gupta disclosed, “Cross leather accessories would be available in 200 stores by December, 2015, in stores such as William Penn, Metro, Mochi, Regal, Rocia, Inc 5, Linc and Shoetree. The rapid expansion would continue to all LFS stores as well as on to tier -II and -III cities, with a total of 800 points of sale targeted by September, 2016.”
Images Business of Fashion takes its pick of six Cross leather accessories that are must haves for all men.
Cross Grabado Tech+ Wallet with Bluetooth Tracker
- Anti-theft, loss proof
- Bluetooth tracker syncs with Cross Tracker app on smartphones and tablets
- Made of 100% top grain Spanish leather
- Compatible with Bluetooth version 4.0 or above on Android and IOS platforms
- Winner of Red Dot Design Award for Product Design 2015