Michael Kors Signs Jewelry License With Fossil

Fossil, Inc. and Michael Kors, Inc. announced to expand their relationship with the Michael Kors Fall 2011 jewelry collection, offering women’s earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.Michael Kors first partnered with Fossil in Fall 2004 to launch the Michael Kors watch line.

Price points for pieces within the collection will range from $100 to $500. The jewelry will be available in select Michael Kors retail stores worldwide and sold through limited domestic and European wholesale partners beginning in Fall 2011.

PVH Signs Licensing Deal With Timberland

WWD and others report:

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has signed a licensing deal with The Timberland Co. to manufacture and market Timberland women’s and men’s casual sportswear in North America.

After assuming management of the men’s apparel line in fall 2008, PVH will launch a women’s Timberland line in fall 2009.

Timberland brand apparel generated about $70 million in sales last year in North America. The companies estimate that the men’s line will be available in some 600 department store doors in fall 2008, in addition to specialty stores and Timberland’s own full-price and outlet retail stores.

PVH expects to incur about $5 million in start-up costs this year associated with design.

PVH-owned brands include Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and PVH holds licenses for numerous brands including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, BCBG Max Azria, Michael Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Tommy Hilfiger and Perry Ellis.