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Online grocer adds Latino themed clothing for men, boys to inventory

Posted by Elena del Valle on April 10, 2008

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Cañita Hibisco Chucho t-shirt 

Photo: Chucho 

Beginning in March, MexGrocer online customers can purchase Latino themed 100 percent cotton t-shirts for men and boys from the Chucho brand. They can choose from three vintage designed styles in medium and large sizes for $20.

The styles are Canel’s Blanco Y Negro with Rafael Martinez, Cañita Hibisco and Roma. Canel’s is a brand of Mexican chewing gum and Rafa Martinez is a NASCAR driver. Cañita Hibisco is an Aguas Frescas beverage brand; and Roma is a laundry soap brand in Mexico.

“We have never sold apparel on line and feel the Chucho brand complements our product assortment,” said Hernandez, Jr. “We think the Chucho brand will do well; it is something unexpected yet curiously familiar.”


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Molly Robbins Chucho creator

Molly Robbins, a Mexico City native, created Chucho with the slogan Esta marca es para ti (Spanish for this brand is for you). To launch her clothing lines, she secured exclusive rights to use trademarks and vintage art from some Latino companies.

“I am so thrilled to be partnering with MexGrocer.com,” said Molly Robbins. “They get an enormous amount of traffic on their site and we are lucky to be part of it.”

Chucho incorporates black and white and colorf graphics and logos from beverages, confections, cement companies and tire manufacturers. Robbins launched Palomita, a similar line for women and girls, in 2007.

Founded by Ignacio Hernandez Sr. and Ignacio (Nacho) Hernandez Jr. seven years ago, San Diego based MexGrocer.com is an online seller of Mexican products and food.


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Entrepreneur launches junior, girls clothing line for Latinos

Posted by Elena del Valle on November 2, 2007

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Duck and Lulu t-shirts

Photos: Palomita

Mexican entrepreneur, Molly Robbins and her company LicenZing LLC, launched Palomita, a new junior and girls fashion brand for Hispanics at the Magic show in Las Vegas earlier this year. Robbins secured exclusive rights to use trademarks and vintage art from various Latino companies, including the logos and characters, for to junior and girls apparel. Relying on nostalgic art from Latin America, the brand is designed to appeal to Hispanic women of all ages, an underserved market segment, with the company motto “Por fin una marca para ti” (Finally a brand for you).

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Molly Robbins, Palomita founder

Based in San Rafael, California, Palomita features designs from fruit drinks of Pascual Boing, clothing detergents Zote and Roma, Topo Gigio the puppet mouse, and pastries from Bimbo. The items are manufactured by Wish Licensing in Central America of cotton and rayon mix, and some in 100 percent cotton.

“We have also focused on the strength of the social media; we have a My Space, work with blogs, and an array of Latino news web sites. We participate in events such as the Miss Universe Pageant, MTV Latino Awards 2007, Tri City pageant etc.,” said a company spokesperson about Palomita’s promotional efforts. “We have worked with radio stations such as Bloomberg news and local 1010 am radio; we also work with Latino news papers nationwide; finally we have strategically placed ads in magazines nationwide. We are where Latinos are, everywhere.”


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The company website offers t-shirts, pajamas ($20) and market bags ($24) for sale. Palomita clothes are available at JCPenney, Sears Mexico and online. Mervyns and Wal-Mart are considering carrying the Palomita line.

A line with masculine designs and products from cement companies, tire manufacturers, beverage and confection makers, Chucho, will be launched early next year. The initial launch will have 10 to 15 designs in an assortment of colors for buyers to choose from.


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California clothing brand launches panty line

Posted by Elena del Valle on August 5, 2009

Lulu-Cola style panties

Lulu-Cola style panties

Photos: Palomita

Relying on Latino nostalgia for their roots, Palomita, a San Francisco, California based Latino fashion brand, launched a new product line. Beginning in March of this year, the company has been selling panties. They come in small to extra large sizes and are made in Bangladesh by HYP.

The new underwear line is sold at one hundred Sears department stores and online at Sears.com. They are available in four designs that highlight logos and images from Latin American consumer products and characters such as Boing!, Lulu and Lulu Cola. The brand designs target Latino women. The retail sales price is $6 each.

Palomita underwear

Palomita underwear

Palomita was created by Molly “Molona” Robbins, a Mexico City native and apparel industry veteran. Several yeas ago she secured exclusive rights to use trademarks and vintage art from some Latin American brands. A line of sleepwear and underwear, also made and distributed under license by HYP Inc., is available at some Sears’s department stores and online.

Prior to the underwear and pajama lines, Palomita released t-shirts and a junior and girls line (see Entrepreneur launches junior, girls clothing line and Online grocer adds Latino themed clothing for men, boys).


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