America's most beloved redhead and comedian continues to entertain countless generations. Nick & Nora's sleepwear collection paid tribute to some of Lucy's timeless and funniest moments: Chocolate Factory, Vitameatavegamin, On the Road, Ricky Loves Lucy, Grape Stomping, Club Babalu, Lucy In the Kitchen.
Introduced in 1912, Oreo is the best selling cookie brand in the U.S. Fun fact, the first Oreo cookie was made in NYC and sold in Hoboken NJ. Today, about 50% of Oreo eaters twist open their Oreos before taking a bite. Nick & Nora® was proud to have designed the delightful Oreos in the Cloud, Oreo Stripes, and Planet Oreos.
Mr. Peanut's full name is Bartholomew Richard Fritzgerald -Smythe. This iconic character was created in 1916 by a schoolboy named Antonio Gentile who submitted his design for an anthropomorphic peanut mascot to a Planters contest. Nick & Nora® designed a very successful , playful and unique Mr. Peanut print.
Milk-Bone was created in 1908 by the F.H Bennett Biscuit Company, which operated a a bakery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The biscuits were originally named Maltoid, but sometime between 1915 and 1926, the biscuits were rebranded Milk-Bone owing to the high presence of cow's Milk. Nick & Nora® being lovers of dogs was proud to have designed: Milk-Bone 21 Breeds™ featuring our beloved mascot " Rocky" and a plaid design known as Mac BoneBurry.
The Cracker Jack® brand has been an American favorite snack for about 120 years. In 1912, the company began including small small prizes in each box to appeal to kids. In just over 100 years the company developed thousands of prizes and they became so successful that there is a Cracker Jack Collectors Association. Nick & Nora's sleepwear collection paid homage to the brand's retro vibe and popularity while featuring some of those most collectible toys.
The term "animal crackers" refers to a type of snack and not a particular brand but Barnum's Animals crackers remains the most popular. Nabisco began selling the popular animal shaped snacks in 1902 and named their crackers after one of the county's greatest showmen, P.T. Barnum. There has been a total of 37 different animals shaped throughout the years. Nick & Nora's sleepwear collection featured the iconic box with the animal shaped crackers performing circus tricks.
Did you know that Life Savers candy owes its name due to the fact that its shape resembles that of a traditional ring style life preserver known as a "life saver". The original Life Savers candy was introduced in 1912 and was available only in peppermint flavor; The original five fruity flavors were introduced in 1953 and remained unchanged for almost 70 years. The Life Savers with Rainbows print designed by Nick & Nora® was another sweet and colorful tribute to an iconic brand.
Kewpies were the creative invention of illustrator Rose O'Neill. Kewpies were O'Neill's adaption of the classic "cupids" and in 1912 the first Kewpie dolls were manufactured in Germany. The dolls became a worldwide sensation and remain popular to this day. Kewpie fans rejoiced when it was announced that Nick & Nora® would be designing an exclusive sleepwear collection. The results were Kewpie in the Clouds™ and Kewpie Time™ print designs, both of which are now collectible pajamas.
Nick & Nora ® designed the Wish Upon A Star ™ collection to play their part in finding a cure for breast cancer. Having one of the partners personally touched by cancer, it was gratifying for the Nick & Nora team to have been involved in this very worthy cause. In addition to loungewear and sleepwear, the collection featured a plush Nicky the Bear and a dreamy bedding set. A portion of the net profit was donated to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation / Race For the Cure organization.