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Fossil is a design, development, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer products predicated on fashion and value. The company's principal offerings include an extensive line of fashion watches sold under the company's proprietary and licensed brands. The company also offers complementary lines of small leather goods, belts, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry and apparel. The company's products are sold in department stores and specialty retail stores in over 90 countries around the world, in addition to the company's e-commerce website at www.fossil.com. Certain product, press release and SEC filing information concerning the Company is available at the website.
Founded in 1984, Fossil was the first American brand to bring value and style to the watch category transforming the concept of timekeeping from the merely functional to chic and stylish must-haves for the wrist. Since then, Fossil has always been in the avant-garde, whether in terms of technology, the choice of materials or design. Fossil offers an extensive line of watches under its proprietary FOSSIL®, RELIC®, MW®, MW MICHELE®, MOBILEWEARTM and ZODIAC® brands and, pursuant to license agreements, under some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including ADIDAS®, BURBERRY®, CALLAWAY GOLF®, COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR®, DIESEL®, DKNY®, EMPORIO ARMANI®, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS® and MARC® by MARC JACOBS. In the early 1990's, Fossil expanded its core business, launching a line of accessory products including handbags, belts, small leather goods and sunglasses under the FOSSIL and RELIC brands. The Company also owns or licenses proprietary technology for certain of its watch products, including its BIG TIC® technology developed in 1998 and the patent-pending combination automatic/quartz movement called TWIST. Fossil also offers jewelry under the FOSSIL, DIESEL and EMPORIO ARMANI brands and in 2000 introduced FOSSIL Jeans wear targeted towards youthful consumers. In 2002 Fossil created a proprietary technology brand ABACUS®, targeted for distribution in the electronics channel.
The heart and soul of the FOSSIL brand – its people, products and culture – is about a unique kind of inspired creativity. Representing the concept of accessible cool, Fossil's identity is anchored in vintage authentic style mixed with a creative spirit and a sense of humor that extends into all its product offerings, graphics and one-of-a-kind, trademark collectible tins. Fossil creates modern yet vintage products for everyone, a simple yet compelling idea reflected in the Company's tagline, What Vintage Are You?TM
In 2006, Fossil accomplished two firsts. After more than seventeen years of transforming the very concept of packaging with its signature watch tins, Fossil announced in June, Tinspiration, the Fossil design contest, inviting designers from around the United States to develop artwork for the brand's famous watch tin packaging. Over 250 submissions were posted to the fossil.com website and after the final voting was tallied, a winner was announced in November. The main prize was the winner's and the second, third and fourth place finishers designs to be produced on a limited edition run of Fossil watch tins summer of 2007. Additional prizes were also given. The contest was wonderfully successful that Fossil will announce another design contest later this year.
Also, as part of its celebration of their unique tin history, Fossil published a coffee-table book anthology showcasing hundreds of its most creative and unique tin designs from the past 17 years. The Fossil tin has delivered a fun, irreverent and vintage brand message to millions of consumers worldwide for over 17 years.
These iconic boxes are nearly as popular as the watches they hold and are regularly collected and traded throughout the world at flea markets, antique shops, and on eBay. With one of the most celebrated graphic design teams in the world and hundreds of awards to their credit, Fossil continues to set the highest standard for creative excellence.
Fossil Domestic Business (USA)
Fossil has become one of
the most innovative companies in the world
market and continues to reinforce its initial
philosophy of constantly pushing the boundaries
of design, innovation and technology all
symbolized by its products and its people. WHAT
VINTAGE ARE YOU?TM, that is the heart and soul
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