Itochu Corporation’s Exclusive Distribution Rights Agreement For “Slowear” Brand


LCA Studio Legale advised Slowear S.p.A. in the signature with ITOCHU Corporation of an the exclusive distribution rights in the Japanese market for the Italian apparel brand group “Slowear”.

ITOCHU will start offering the products in autumn-winter 2021 through Coronet Corporation.

Slowear is an Italian conglomerate of brands comprising similarly craft-minded companies. In the 1980s, the group started the wholesale distribution of products from “Incotex”, which is known for the best trousers in the world. Alongside its expansion, Slowear acquired other brands that are aligned with Incotex for style, heritage and elegance, such as “Montedoro” for outerwear, “Zanone” for knit, and “Glanshirt” for shirts. Today, the portfolio of brands owned by the Slowear group are available and distributed in the best department stores and specialty stores in over 40 countries globally.

In the Japanese market, in addition to the development of the existing directly-managed stores through Slowear Japan Co., Ltd., from the autumn/winter season of 2021, ITOCHU will start the development through Coronet in department stores, specialty stores and select shops nationwide.

LCA Studio Legale advised Slowear S.p.A. on the deal with a team led by partner Edoardo Calcaterra (Picture), assisted by Isabel Bassanelli and Sara Chenchene.

Involved fees earner: Isabel Bassanelli – LCA Studio Legale; Edoardo Calcaterra – LCA Studio Legale; Sara Chenchene – LCA Studio Legale;

Law Firms: LCA Studio Legale;

Clients: Slowear S.p.A.;