Staples Brings New Accessories to 2016 Back-to-School Season with Debut of Cynthia Rowley Collection

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New Cynthia Rowley Collection Perfect for Trendsetting Students

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Staples brings new accessories to the 2016 back-to-school season with
designs from leading American fashion designer, Cynthia Rowley.


Arriving in Staples’ stores nationwide and on Staples.com in July, the
exclusive Cynthia Rowley Collection features must-haves ranging from
backpacks to binders to ballpoint pens. Prominent colors in the
collection are gold and silver metallic, navy/pink stripes and Cynthia
Rowley’s bold Cosmic Floral design in black and white.

“Students are always looking for new accessories to express their style
so the bright, chic Cynthia Rowley metallic finishes and bold stripes
are eye-catching and sure to become student favorites,” said Liz
Haesler, senior vice president and general manager merchandising,
Staples.

“You never know where your next source of inspiration will come from. I
draw inspiration everywhere whether it’s from something in my design
studio or while I’m vacationing with my hubby and kids. I love unique
accessories- these fun patterns and metallic add a little flair to the
daily routine.” said Cynthia Rowley.

The Cynthia Rowley Collection features a wide assortment of products
including:

  • New Cynthia Rowley Flat Zipper Pouch
    With a zip-closing
    top, keeping everyday supplies organized is easy and chic in this flat
    zipper pouch available in silver or gold metallic. ($9.99)
  • New Cynthia Rowley Lunch Bag
    Stylish and cute, this lunch
    bag available in silver metallic or navy/pink stripe patterns is
    perfect for transporting mid-day meals to school. ($24.99)
  • New Cynthia Rowley Backpack
    Carry school tools in style
    with this backpack in silver metallic and navy/pink stripe patterns.
    ($34.99)
  • Cynthia Rowley Silver and Gold Ballpoint Pens
    Write at the
    shimmery height of style with shiny gold or silver ballpoint pens in
    choice of blue or black ink. ($3.99)
  • Cynthia Rowley 2016 Planner
    Fun and useful planners that
    bring life and color to a basic organization tool featuring Cosmic
    Floral designs. ($14.99/$18.99)
  • Cynthia Rowley 2-Pocket Folder
    Stylish and durable, this
    2-pocket folder – available in Cosmic Floral designs. ($2.99)
  • Cynthia Rowley Composition Book
    Add fashion and function
    to note-taking with this composition book available in Cosmic Floral
    designs. ($2.99)
  • Cynthia Rowley Notebook
    Spruce up your office supplies
    with this classy floral patterned notebook in Cosmic Floral designs.
    ($3.99)
  • Cynthia Rowley 1” Binder
    Stay organized and in style with
    this durable and convenient 1” or 1.5” binder in Cosmic Floral
    designs. ($8.49/$9.49)

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com
help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad
assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to
shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers
businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in
store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers
can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from
Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services
also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business
Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning,
faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print &
Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending
and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of
Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized
customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products
and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer
service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art-ecommerce site.
Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things
businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities
cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology,
furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered
outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South
America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about
Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley is a leading global
lifestyle brand sold in over 60-freestanding collection boutiques, as
well as in department, specialty, and online stores worldwide. Brimming
with energy, Cynthia Rowley imbues a sense of adventure in all of her
design projects, be it wetsuits or her ready-to-wear. While attending
the Art Institute of Chicago, Rowley fell into fashion when a local
department store buyer discovered her on the train. That initial
interest gave Cynthia the confidence to move to NYC where she went on to
win the CFDA award for best new talent, became a best-selling author and
has appeared on TV shows such as Project Runway, Letterman and The Today
Show.

The Cynthia Rowley brand currently includes sportswear and related
accessories with additional categories including swimsuits; wetsuits;
beauty; Rowley Eyewear, an ecommerce site featuring eyewear collections
for both men and women; and ROWLEY, a recently launched fitness
collection. For more information on Cynthia Rowley, visit www.CynthiaRowley.com.

Contacts

Staples, Inc.
Kaitlyn Reardon, 508-253-4195
Kaitlyn.Reardon@Staples.com
or
Carrie
McElwee, 508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com