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Brand Overview

Our Heritage Brands business encompasses the design, sourcing and marketing of a varied selection of prominent brand-label dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear, swim products, intimate apparel, underwear and related apparel, as well as the licensing of our owned brands (other than the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands), for an assortment of products. The Heritage Brands business also includes private label dress furnishings programs, particularly neckwear programs. We design, source and market substantially all of these products on a brand-by-brand basis, targeting distinct consumer demographics and lifestyles in an effort to minimize competition among our brands.

We distribute our Heritage Brands products at wholesale in national and regional department, mid-tier department, mass market, specialty and independent stores primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our wholesale business represents our core business and we believe that it is the basis for our brand equity. As a complement to our wholesale business, we also market our products directly to consumers through our Van Heusen retail stores, which are principally located in premium outlet malls throughout the United States and Canada. E-commerce is a growth area, and we currently sell our products online through our directly operated e-commerce website for Speedo, through the e-commerce websites of our third party retail partners and through select pure-play e-tailers. Global retail sales of our Heritage Brands business were approximately $3.7 billion in 2014.

  • Van Heusen – With a strong foundation in men’s dress furnishings, Van Heusen ranked as America's #1 dress shirt brand across U.S. Department and Chain Stores in 2014, and also offers men's and women’s dresswear, sportswear and accessories. Products are primarily distributed in North America through department stores and in approximately 185 company-operated Van Heusen outlet stores in the U.S. and Canada. The brand also has international appeal, with 30 licensees covering 86 territories worldwide in product categories including men's, women's and children's formalwear, sportswear and accessories.
  • IZODIZOD has become known for its youthful, energetic, sports-inspired styling. Collections include men’s classic, athletically inspired sportswear, golfwear, jeanswear, performancewear and luxury-style sport collections. Products are primarily distributed in the U.S. and Canada through department stores. For the last several years, IZOD has consistently achieved 5% market share in various categories including polos and casual slacks across U.S. Department and Chain Stores. Izod also currently has 28 licensing agreements, nine of which are international. The current licensees operate over 70 free-standing stores.
  • ARROW - ARROW is known for its classic American styling. The brand’s heritage is in dress shirts, and the category offering has expanded to include sportswear. ARROW is primarily sold across the U.S. and Canada through department stores. Outside North America, ARROW is licensed in 120 countries and appears on a broad assortment of men's, women's, and children's apparel and apparel-related products. There are almost 400 free-standing ARROW stores globally.
  • Speedo - Speedo is the world’s top-selling swimwear brand, offering men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear and accessories. The brand’s heritage is deeply rooted in competitive swimming, as more Olympic gold medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Speedo is the most distributed swimwear brand in the world, with a presence in more than 170 countries. In North America, where we license the rights to the brand in perpetuity from Speedo International, Limited., Speedo is sold in over 11,000 stores encompassing all distribution channels, as well as an e-commerce site, www.SpeedoUSA.com.
  • Warner’s - A leading intimate apparel brand, Warner’s targets the modern everyday woman, who is confident and practical. Warner’s offers bras, panties and shapewear, and currently occupies the #1 position in wire-free bras in U.S. Department and Chain stores. The brand is primarily sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico through department and mass market stores.
  • Olga - Olga is a leading intimate apparel brand in North America, focusing on fuller-figured women. Products, including bras, panties and shapewear are designed to be comfortable and engineered for a superior fit. Olga products are currently sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico primarily through department, chain and mass market stores.