With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in theaters on Friday, fans of the franchise once again have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Star Wars world. And, thanks to the various licensing deals struck with fashion designers, shoe designers, watch brands, cosmetic companies and blanket makers, they’ll also be able to pay homage to the galaxy far, far away when they’re far, far away from the movie theater.
Here’s a look at some of the limited-edition Jedi-worthy wearables that could well make you a fashion force to be reckoned with — that’s if you’re lucky enough to find any of this merchandise that appears to be moving faster than the Millennium Falcon on the Kessel Run.
Rag & Bone
The Force may be with you if you got your hands on any of the apparel from Rag & Bone’s surprisingly stylish limited-edition collaboration with Disney, which ranged from $95 to $1,295 and riffed on the good-vs-evil theme by way of everything from black T-shirts screen-printed with the white silhouette of an X-wing starfighter to chunky pullover sweatshirts with Jedi-appropriate hoods and white pants with adjustable lacing cords inspired by Princess Leia and the rebel base on Hoth (first seen in 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back”). The collection hit Rag & Bone’s website and select bricks-and-mortar stores on Dec. 1 and, as of this writing, all but a very few items are listed as sold out. www.rag-bone.com/star-wars-the-collection
Columbia Sportswear Co.
Another apparel brand that looked back to “The Empire Strikes Back” for a current-day collaboration was outdoor outfitter Columbia Sportswear Co., which created an Echo Base Collection of jackets inspired by the cold-weather costumes worn by Leia, Luke and Han Solo in that film. The Luke and Leia looks on offer were jacket-and-vest combinations and Solo’s was a heavy duty parka with a faux-fur-trimmed hood. Only 1,980 of the $400 jackets were made available on Dec. 8 and sold out online within 72 hours. According to a Columbia representative, there are a few archive edition Han Solo parkas (in dark brown instead of blue) signed by Harrison Ford ($1,980 each, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit group Conservation International) still available. www.columbia.com/starwars
The good news is that Christian Louboutin’s “The Last Jedi”-inspired one-of-a-kind shoes are still available. The bad news is they’re only available via an online charity auction where bids are currently as out-of-this-galaxy as the shoes (current bids range as high as $9,500). Bidding continues through Dec. 20, and each lot includes two pairs of shoes — one pair autographed by the designer and a second pair to be made in the size of the winning bidder’s choice as well as the opportunity to attend a special Jan. 16 screening of the film at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco. The beneficiary of the online auction is Starlight Children’s Foundation, which will receive 80% of net proceeds on behalf of Lucasfilm and Disney’s charitable initiative, Star Wars: Force for Change. www.charitybuzz.com/starwars
Cargo Cosmetics’ merchandise tie-in includes a $22 four-pack of nail lacquers with shade names inspired by the film: Restore the Republic (Silver Shimmer), Praetorian Guard (True Red), the Force (Cobalt Blue), and Rule the Galaxy (Metallic Gold). Other offerings include eye shadow (available in two color palettes — one for the dark side and one for the light side), mascara and compact mirrors featuring one of four characters — General Leia Organa, Captain Phasma, Rey or BB-8. www.cargocosmetics.com
San Clemente sock maker Stance has added to its already robust assortment of Star Wars hosiery in the run-up to the new film with new characters and themed multi-packs. This is very good news for fans of the red-armored Praetorian Guard or someone whose sock game could benefit from Chewbacca pictured with a porg on his shoulder ($20 a pair). The latter sock also appears in the sidekick-themed three-packs (along with pairs depicting R2-D2 and C-3PO, $60). www.stance.com
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Pendleton has incorporated Star Wars imagery into two new wool blankets that are being offered in editions of just 1,977 each (a reference to the year the first “Star Wars” film hit theaters). “The Last Jedi” ($249) is a 64-inch by 72-inch Jacquard-woven blanket filled with images and emblems certain to warm a fan’s heart including AT-ATs marching along the top and bottom edges, not one but two silhouettes of the Millennium Falcon and the Rebel Alliance’s Starbird insignia in the center. At 32 inches by 44 inches, “A New Alliance” ($89.50) is a Padawan-appropriate blanket that bears the likeness of everyone’s favorite wookiee, Chewbacca, chatting up a passel of porgs, the faintly penguin-like critters that appear in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” www.pendleton-usa.com
Longtime Star Wars licensee Nixon is back with a “Last Jedi” capsule collection of watches and accessories that finds inspiration in unexpected characters such as the red-armored Praetorian Guards and the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner as well as the expected ones (including Luke and Rey). The brand’s 42 mm Sentry stainless steel timepiece in Praetorian Guard Red ($275) is the focus-puller of the range with details that include red armor-inspired indices on a black watch face and a custom secondhand shaped like the guards’ polestaff weapon. Other offerings include backpacks ranging from $80 to $120 in colors such as Jedi brown and Phasma silver and a canvas crossbody bag with a leather strap named after Rey ($80). www.nixon.com