Tommy Hilfiger and Hudson's Bay expand Canadian distribution partnership
90 Hudson's Bay stores to offer 'Tommy Hilfiger' womenswear across Canada
starting Spring 2013
TORONTO AND NEW YORK, NY, April 30, 2013 /CNW/ -The Tommy Hilfiger Group,
which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], and Hudson's Bay, one of
Canada's leading fashion retailers, are pleased to announce the addition of
Tommy Hilfiger women's sportswear to all 90 Hudson's Bay stores across Canada
and www.thebay.com starting this month; key doors will also feature the Tommy
Hilfiger women's footwear collection. The Company partnered with Hudson's Bay
to introduce Tommy Hilfiger menswear into Hudson's Bay stores in Fall 2011.
Over the coming months, Tommy Hilfiger will invest in the development of
fixtured shop-in-shop environments in key doors, based on the iconic creative
identity for the brand's global retail experience, to deliver the best brand
and product experience for Hudson's Bay shoppers.
"Canada's robust economy and increasingly discerning fashion consumers make
this the perfect time to introduce Tommy Hilfiger womenswear at Hudson's Bay
stores," said Gary Sheinbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Tommy HilfigerNorth
America. "Our strategic alliance with Hudson's Bay for Tommy Hilfiger menswear
has served our business very well, and we're excited to be expanding the
"Hudson's Bay is thrilled to expand our Tommy Hilfiger offerings with the
introduction of womenswear at our stores across Canada and also on
thebay.com," said Liz Rodbell, EVP, Chief Merchant, Hudson's Bay Company.
"Introducing womenswear is a natural expansion as we grow our Tommy Hilfiger
business and falls in line with our commitment to offer our customers the very
Fixtured shop-in-shop installed at 59 locations - including Hudson's Bay's
flagship stores in downtown Toronto (176 Yonge Street at Queen West), downtown
Montreal (585 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest) and Vancouver (674 Granville Street) -
opened this month, and will be followed by 17 additional locations for Fall
2013. The remaining doors will be installed and opened through 2014. The
average Tommy Hilfiger-branded location will occupy approximately 350-500
square feet, but the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver flagship stores will
feature full 700-1,000 square foot Tommy Hilfiger installations.
About The Tommy Hilfiger Group:
With a premium lifestyle brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger,
Hilfiger Denim and Tommy Girl, the Tommy Hilfiger Group is one of the world's
most recognized designer apparel groups. Its focus is designing and marketing
high-quality menswear, womenswear, children's apparel and denim collections.
Through select licensees, the Group offers complementary lifestyle products
such as sportswear for men, women, juniors and children; footwear; athletic
apparel (golf, swim and sailing); bodywear (underwear, robes and sleepwear);
eyewear; sunwear; watches; handbags; men's tailored clothing; men's dress
furnishings; socks; small leather goods; fragrances; home and bedding
products; bathroom accessories; and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line
consists of jeanswear and footwear for men, women and children; bags;
accessories; eyewear and fragrance. Merchandise under the Tommy Hilfiger
brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of
Tommy Hilfiger retail stores, leading specialty and department stores and
other select retailers and retail channels.
About PVH Corp.:
PVH Corp., one of the world's largest apparel companies, owns and markets the
iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world's
largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its
own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass, G.H.
Bass & Co., Warner's and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo,
Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael
Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph
Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.
The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America's longest
continually operated company. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, Canada's
largest department store with 90 locations, unsurpassed in its fashion,
beauty, home and accessory designers and brands, as well as thebay.com. HBC
also operates Home Outfitters, Canada's largest home specialty superstore with
69 locations across the country. In the United States, HBC operates Lord &
Taylor, a department store with 48 full-line store locations throughout the
northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest, and
lordandtaylor.com. With approximately 29,000 Associates in Canada and the
U.S., Hudson's Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at
great value, with a dedicated focus on service excellence. The Hudson's Bay
Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HBC".
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