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We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good.

With strong leadership, aspirational product that connects with consumers, and a commitment to corporate responsibility, we are building on our core strengths and leading the apparel industry in sustainability, innovation, inclusion and diversity, and philanthropy.

The Power of PVH is fueled by our people and our iconic brands: Calvin Klein, TOMMY HILFIGER, Warner’s, Olga by Warner's, and True&Co. From our humble start in 1881 mending and selling shirts for coal miners in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, PVH has become a global powerhouse in the fashion industry.

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Birth of a Business

Our founders, Moses and Endel Phillips, begin mending and selling shirts for coal miners in the Pottsville, PA area.

Expansion to New York
The M. Phillips & Son family business relocates to New York City.
First Big Merger
The Phillips’ business takes the name Phillips-Jones Corporation after merging with prominent shirt and collar maker, D. Jones & Son.
The Van Heusen Revolution
Phillips-Jones Corporation begins production of the patented, soft-folding Van Heusen collar, bringing greater comfort to men’s necks across the U.S.
Phillips-Jones Goes Public
Phillips-Jones Corporation is listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Company Recalibrates
Seymour J. Phillips, grandson of the company's founders, becomes president and announces the “new Phillips-Jones,” a shift that embraced greater scientific research, quality control and advertising.
A Sense of Duty
Phillips-Jones Corporation manufactures shirts for U.S. and Allied troops during WWII, receiving an award for excellence in wartime production.
New Name, New Era
In honor of its best-selling shirt brand, Phillips-Jones Corporation changes its name to Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation.
Designer Name Dress Shirts
Phillips-Van Heusen launches Geoffrey Beene dress shirts, expanding into designer brand licensing and exponentially increasing consumer reach.
National Bestsellers
Van Heusen becomes the number one dress shirt brand in U.S. department stores.
Trailblazing Corporate Responsibility 
Phillips-Van Heusen formalizes its 110+ year philosophy of corporate responsibility into its code of conduct, “A Shared Commitment.”
IZOD Acquisition
Phillips-Van Heusen adds one of America’s top names in knit shirts, the IZOD brand, to its portfolio.
Van Heusen Worldwide
Phillips-Van Heusen acquires the rights to the Van Heusen trademark in Europe and Asia, giving it ownership of the brand worldwide.
Transformative Calvin Klein Acquisition
Phillips-Van Heusen acquires Calvin Klein, Inc., adding a globally recognized iconic fashion brand and marketing leader to its brand portfolio.
ARROW Acquisition
Phillips-Van Heusen acquires Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc., owner of the ARROW brand, previously one of its largest competitors.
First CSR Report Goes Live

Phillips-Van Heusen publishes its first annual Corporate Social Responsibility report.

Acquisition of Global Lifestyle Brand Tommy Hilfiger
Phillips-Van Heusen acquires Tommy Hilfiger, one of the world’s leading premium lifestyle brands, and the company’s first large-scale direct operation in Europe.
Dynamic Corporate Identity

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation changes its name to PVH Corp. to reflect the growth and change of the company with the acquisitions of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. 

Warnaco Fuels Global Growth
PVH Corp. enters the S&P 500 with the acquisition of The Warnaco Group, Inc., taking back ownership of the global jeans and underwear business operated under the Calvin Klein brand and acquiring direct operations in Asia and Latin America.
True & Co. Acquisition
PVH Corp. acquires True & Co., a Silicon Valley direct-to-consumer intimate apparel e-commerce retailer.
Geoffrey Beene Acquisition
PVH Corp. expands its Heritage Brands portfolio by acquiring the long-time licensed Geoffrey Beene brand.
Longest Listed Public Apparel Company

PVH celebrates 100 years on the New York Stock Exchange. We are one of only 26 companies and the only apparel company to mark its centennial on the NYSE.