FORT MYERS, Fla., July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Chico’s FAS’ (NYSE: CHS) intimate apparel brand, Soma, today announced its partnership with retail concept, b8ta and an expanded partnership with QVC that will enable the brand’s innovation in form and fit to be available to even more customers and loyal fans.
SOMAINNOFIT is a fit-measuring bra that helps women find their perfect Soma bra fit by connecting via Bluetooth to an app, quickly capturing four key body measurements. With the rise of femtech innovations, Soma is leading the charge in intimate apparel with the launch of SOMAINNOFIT earlier this year.
Additionally, Soma’s relationship with multi-platform retailer QVC has performed above expectations, and the brand is today announcing additional sales initiatives to further build on this successful relationship. In particular, the Soma brand will participate in its first-ever Today’s Special Value® on QVC. The broadcast will feature Soma’s Vanishing Back Full Coverage bra on Monday, July 22 with brand guests Jené Luciani and Jenny Altman.
“We are excited about our new partnership with b8ta and the opportunity to further build on our record of success with QVC,” says Mary van Praag, President of the Intimate Apparel Group of Chico’s FAS. “b8ta is paving the way as the next generation of retail as a service company and we are thrilled to add SOMAINNOFIT to their innovative product offerings. We expect this will help us drive new customer acquisition, sales, brand awareness and consideration. Our partnerships further Soma’s commitment to break new ground with innovation for women and help them find their perfect bra fit.”
Carrie Kelly, SVP of Partnerships and Business Development at b8ta says, “Our partnership with Soma is a great example of how brands benefit from launching innovative products in b8ta stores. We’ve designed our stores to drive product discovery and education, while allowing the brand to gather critical insights and customer feedback around the new product. We’re excited to be leaning into categories beyond consumer electronics and increasing our efforts to include more female products in our stores.”