The newly formed partnership will establish a network of stores in key cities across China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
In order to facilitate these plans, Kate Spade & Company agreed to acquire its current partner in China, E-Land Fashion China's current 60 percent interest in the Kate Space China brand.
This move and the partnership with Walton Brown will align Kate Spade's existing businesses in China and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan under one combined structure with both Kate Spade Hong Kong and Walton Brown owning 50 percent of Kate Spade China.
Kate Spade & Company will continue wholesale distribution to the joint venture in China and expects to begin wholesale distribution to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan through the joint venture during the first quarter of this year.
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