Do you need fifty shades of gray eye shadow? How about fifty shades of gray undies?
Whether you asked for them or not, "Fifty Shades Of Grey"-themed products are on their way. Caroline Mickler Ltd., a U.K. agency, announced today that it will take on all licensing duties for the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" brand, bestowing the erotica novel's name and cache on a whole slew of products.
"Among the diverse categories being discussed by Caroline Mickler Ltd for licensing," reads the press release, "are lingerie/sleepwear, apparel, fragrances, beauty products, bedding, home furnishings, stationery, jewelry and adult products."
That means you could drift to sleep (or, um, stay up all night) in a "Fifty Shades"-inspired negligee (we're picturing black leather straps), apply your makeup with a whip-shaped brush, or send your neighbors a thank you note on handcuff-embossed note cards.
Just make sure you're OK with your friends and family knowing what a big "Fifty Shades" fan you are.
Silly as licensing "Fifty Shades" and its BDSM imagery may sound, it's already being done. Crafty readers (and we bet there are tons of them) have already begun creating their own "Fifty Shades"-themed merch, much of which can be found with a quick search on Etsy. Tees, jewelry and even trading cards abound, mostly featuring quotes from the book ("Laters, baby") and handcuffs galore.
Unsurprisingly, the book has also inspired sex toys and even sex workshops. Famed NYC sex shop Babeland has seen a 30 percent increase in their sale of “kinky” items, including handcuffs, and Clifton Kahn, owner of New York City’s Lexington Hardware, told the New York Post that women are buying more rope than usual.
But will they buy "Fifty Shades"-themed perfume, bras, bed linens and more? You tell us.