Sanrio and O'Neill Partner for O’Neill ♥ Hello Kitty Collection Launching Summer 2018

Sanrio and O'Neill Partner for O'Neill &heart; Hello Kitty Collection Launching Summer 2018

Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for beloved Hello Kitty pop icon, has partnered with iconic surf and lifestyle brand O'Neill to create a playful offering of girl's swimwear and related apparel & accessories beginning with Summer 2018. The Summer collection launches April 11th; followed by a Fall capsule that will makes its debut in mid-May.

Inspired by vintage aloha, the O'Neill &heart; Hello Kitty collection includes girl's swimwear, cover-ups, graphic t-shirts and tank tops and beach accessories, all embellished with adorable Hello Kitty details. Highlights from the initial collection include a one-shoulder maillot with ruffles and an all-over Hello Kitty print, a woven cover-up with pom-pom trim and embroidered cutout design and a tote bag that morphs into a beach towel. The suggested retail prices for the collection range from $18 to $54.

O'Neill &heart; Hello Kitty will be available at Oneill.com, Sanrio.com, select Sanrio stores and independent specialty retailers starting on April 11th. The Summer collection will also be available on Nordstrom.com and at select Nordstrom stores starting in early May.

To celebrate the launch, O'Neill and Sanrio will be partnering on launch events throughout the Spring/Summer season. The first event will take place at Jack's Surfboards in Corona Del Mar, CA, on Friday, April 6 from 3-5 PM. This event will be a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, including a first look at the collection, chance to win a limited-edition O'Neill x Hello Kitty surfboard, pampering at the Hello Kitty nail bar, treats from the candy bar, and appearance & photo opp with Hello Kitty herself. Events in Florida and Hawaii will follow in the coming months.

O'Neill
O'Neill Women's is dedicated to and inspired by the adventurous and free-spirited young female. Driven by O'Neill's heritage as the original California surf brand since 1952, O'Neill stays true to its roots, while offering a unique fashion perspective that is modern and fresh. Featuring a range of styles for all seasons both on and off the beach, O'Neill Women's includes a blend of effortlessly cool prints, dresses, tees, denim, fleece, jackets, accessories, swimwear and wetsuits.

Featured in hundreds of magazines and available in more than 85 countries around the world, O'Neill reflects its personality through innovative collections, signature events, and exceptional athletes. With talented team riders including surfer Honolua Blomfield and Imogen Caldwell, the brand continues to push the envelope of performance and is committed to providing today's most advanced and authentic youth lifestyle products.

Media requests: O'Neill
Maria Sass, Director of Marketing (609) 213-6974
maria@sassmarque.com

About Sanrio
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who recently celebrated her 40th Anniversary. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the 'small gift, big smile®' philosophy - that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Hello Kitty-branded items are available in over 130 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 35 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.

Media requests: Orsi Public Relations
Dyann Hawkins (323)874-4073
dyann@orsipr.com

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