Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation announced an agreement with Harbor Wholesale to produce and market Izod-branded men’s, women’s and children’s casual and dress casual footwear, leisure athletic shoes and non-beach sandals in the U.S. and Canada.
Harbor has been granted rights to several Izod trademarks, including Izod PerformX, Izod Jeans, Izod Classix, Izod Sport and Izod Luxury Sport. The multi-year agreement extends through 2015.
Deliveries of the Izod collection will begin this summer.
“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Harbor as its team has worked successfully to reestablish the Bass wholesale footwear business in the U.S. and overseas markets,” says Allen Sirkin, president and chief operating officer of Phillips-Van Heusen. “The company’s in-depth understanding of the shoe market and the precise positioning of brands give us great confidence as we look to build the Izod brand in footwear, a fast-growing, critical segment of the North American fashion market.”