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Part of the Rag & Bone Star Wars collection. On the right Hope Sweater in Moon & Echo Pant in Hoth, on left Obi-Wan Hoodie in Tatooine.
Part of the Rag & Bone Star Wars collection. On the right Hope Sweater in Moon & Echo Pant in Hoth, on left Obi-Wan Hoodie in Tatooine.
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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hits movie theaters across the nation Friday night and a constellation of fashion offerings is coming along with it.

Think Princess Leia ankle boots, Obi-Wan hoodies and whole Hoth inspired ensembles.

Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily checked out the latest looks from a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars and merchandising

Merchandising has always been a big deal for the Star Wars franchise, but now it's going into hyperdrive.

"To get a sense of the enormity of sales in this industry, here's a number: $118 billion," says Tyree. "That's how much the licensing experts at the firm LIMA say came from entertainment/character licensing sales in 2016. And they said Star Wars is the largest franchise in the business. It's truly a force to reckoned with."

The Last Jedi Collaborations

This time around, one of the biggest fashion collabs with the movie has been with designer brand Rag & Bone. It's is known for edgy urban essentials, like cool denim and leather jackets.

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Tyree headed down to Rag & Bone in West Hollywood and shared some of the cool stuff they had to offer:

"There were t-shirts, but only a few left because most of them sold out in minutes. Some had Aurebesh — the Star Wars language – on them and included little-hidden secrets for super fans on the hang tags. If you could translate Aurebesh, it took you to a secret fan web site."

But Rag & Bone released a new stock of these t-shirts Friday morning, which you can check it out at their website.

As part of Rag & Bone's Star Wars collection, an outfit inspired by Princess Leia's Hoth outfit.
As part of Rag & Bone's Star Wars collection, an outfit inspired by Princess Leia's Hoth outfit.
Michelle Dalton Tyree


On the more luxurious side, there was a Hoth-inspired ensemble.

"It's a a nod to Princess Leia's look from 'The Empire Strikes Back' when she was on the Planet Hoth," she says. "If you remember she had a posh monochromatic creamy ensemble. The store manager said there were people who stood in line and bought the look head-to-toe the morning the collection debuted so they could wear to the L.A. premiere."

And if you don't want to spend a whole paycheck...

May the force be with you!