Late today came the bombshell that Hot Topic has purchased Her Universe. Ashley Eckstein is still staying with the company and there are plans to expand into offering men’s items (including Ahsoka wear), more plus sizes, and products available to the European market. Eckstein did a half hour or so chat on Facebook where she answered questions live.
The really interesting part (to most of us anyway) comes about in the last 6 minutes of the chat. Here Eckstein mentions the design team creating a beautiful Naboo dress and then mentions there are designs for an entire collection. She says she’d like to get some of those designs made, possibly for next spring or summer. You can watch the whole thing here. Let’s hope these do make it to market and they’re not just made for teenagers. In the nearer future, there’s supposed to be an Ahsoka design for the holidays.