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[August 11, 2014]

Xcel Brands Chairman and CEO, Robert W. D'Loren, to Deliver Keynote at Fashion's Biggest Trade Show

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, August 19th, Robert W. D'Loren, Chairman and CEO of Xcel Brands, Inc. (OTCQX:XELB), will present as a keynote speaker at SOURCING at MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas, NV. The exhibition will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from August 17th to 20th. An expert and innovator in retail brand management, D'Loren will be discussing the future trends of the retail industry, and the vital role a total omnichannel approach will play in a brand's ability to stay relevant in the lives of today's social consumer. With product and marketing strategies across brick and mortar, e-commerce, social media and QVC, and with several diverse licensing partnerships, D'Loren and Xcel Brands give Isaac Mizrahi and Judith Ripka the platform to thrive in the omni-retail future of fashion and consumer brands.


"I am honored by the opportunity to speak at SOURCING at MAGIC – it's one of fashion's largest and most esteemed trade shows in the world," said Chairman and CEO, Robert D'Loren, Xcel Brands. "It provides a venue unlike any other to engage with an incredible audience of brands, designers, executives and household names in the fashion industry. These are the folks that are changing the way we think about consumer branding and retail, and I am energized to share how the Xcel Brands story fits into this larger evolution of our industry." Robert W. D'Loren has successfully led the restructure and recapitalization of some of the world's most widely recognized fashion, retail, consumer brands and entertainment companies including: Bill Blass, Iconix Brand Group, The Athlete's Foot, MaggieMoo's, Pretzelmaker/Pretzel Time, Waverly Home and Great American Cookies. An acclaimed dealmaker, entrepreneur and innovator of brand strategy, D'Loren's career debt exceeds $1 billion, with equity investments in over 30 consumer product and entertainment companies. With a combination of winning brand management strategy and forward-looking vision, D'Loren leads Xcel Brands' talented divisions of brand architects and designers to produce superior and differentiated products.

MAGIC Market Week is the largest global marketplace for contemporary men's and women's apparel, footwear, accessories and sourcing resources — and the world's most comprehensive forum for fashion buyers and brands. Held twice a year in Las Vegas, MAGIC brings together an audience of over 80,000 attendees over the conference's four-day series. The world's most extensive fashion sourcing event, SOURCING at MAGIC is where brands, designers and sourcing executives gain access to global resources spanning the entire supply chain.

About Xcel Brands, Inc.

("Xcel") Xcel Brands, Inc. is a leader and innovator in the acquisition, design, licensing, marketing and retail sales of consumer brands. Xcel owns the Isaac Mizrahi and Judith Ripka brands, pioneering an omnichannel sales strategy inclusive of interactive media, brick and mortar retail and e-commerce. Xcel also owns an interest in the Liz Claiborne New York brand which is sold exclusively through QVC. Headquartered in New York City, Xcel Brands is led by an executive team with significant retailing, licensing, design and marketing experience, and a proven track record of success in elevating branded consumer products companies. With a team of over 50 designers and social media focused marketing executives, Xcel maintains control of product quality and promotion across all of its licensed product categories and distribution channels. Xcel differentiates by design. www.xcelbrands.com CONTACT: Media Contact: Xcel Brands Kayla Mancuso Emerging Media 212-922-5885 xcelbrands@emergingmediapr.com Source: Xcel Brands 2014 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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