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Calvin Klein Inks Swimwear Deal With G-III

Swimsuits for both men and women will be rendered in signature styles that are sleek, sexy and modern in solid colors and graphic prints.

A marketing image for Calvin Klein Swimwear for spring 2014.

Calvin Klein Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with G-III Apparel Group Ltd. to produce, distribute and market men’s and women’s swimwear bearing the Calvin Klein Swimwear label in North America.

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Launching for spring 2014, the licensing deal covers the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Distribution will be aimed at select department stores, as well as specialty swimwear, beach and surf shops.

Swimsuits for both men and women will be rendered in signature styles that are sleek, sexy and modern in solid colors and graphic prints. There will also be a versatile assortment of beach cover-ups.

Initial designs of the collection are currently being unveiled to retailers in the market. Wholesale prices have not been finalized.

The Warnaco Group had previously manufactured Calvin Klein Swimwear under license before Warnaco was acquired in February by PVH Corp. in a deal valued at $2.9 billion.