Spin-Off – Something, such as a product, that is derived from something larger and more or less unrelated; a byproduct. – answers.com
Welcome to the first edition of Spin-Offs. Spin-Offs is a new, weekly article looking at things inspired by comics. I imagine the bulk of my features will have licensed products, but hopefully I can find something off the beaten path to post here. I want to have fun with this so here we go!
We girls can do anything, right Kara?
Los Angeles based boutique Intuition, “Catering to celebrities and Hollywood wives”, struck a deal with Warner Bros. to launch an exclusive line of clothing and knick-knacks created by several manufacturers.
The Supergirl collection of merchandise includes an S-shield diamond necklace by D’Annunzio; tees, tanks and hoodies by Junk Food Clothing; halter sundresses by FEW; limited edition flip-flops by Havaianas; ballet flats with Jibbitz by Crocs; a sport bag by Crocs; Bejeweled Swarovski embellished tees; embroidered painter hats by Goorin Bros. and gold charm necklaces by White Trash Charms. Products range from $23 to $1000 USD. The Bejeweled Supergirl Swarovski T-Shirt (shown to the right) retails for $130. I’m currently trying to convince my boyfriend I need some of the shirts. For… umm… work! Yes… work.
So what is the appeal of Supergirl? Intuition has this to say:
Show the world how powerful you are with the adorable new SUPERGIRL fashion collection! The line is based on the universally recognized symbol of strength and leadership – the S-shield, and celebrates the power of independence and self expression of today’s young woman. Fans include Molly Sims, Taryn Manning, Gabrielle Reece, and Tori Spelling.