Calvin Klein Underwear, a division of Warnaco Inc. (Nasdaq: WRNC – News), announces the opening of the second U.S. store. The store, located in The Shops at Columbus Circle in New York City, opens on Saturday, July 3, 2004. This store follows the opening of the first Calvin Klein Underwear retail store in the U.S. on Prince Street in New York's SoHo.
Located on the ground level of the new Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle, the 950 square foot store will stock both men's and women's Calvin Klein branded underwear, concentrating on fashion forward product. Additionally, the store will carry underwear products exclusive to the retail stores, as well as Calvin Klein fragrances.
The store interior follows the concept design for all Calvin Klein Underwear stores globally and is consistent with the brand's aesthetic principles. Modern design elements are simple and concise to keep the focus on the product, and clean lines and effective lighting make the store approachable and inviting.
The new Calvin Klein Underwear store is the latest location in a global network of freestanding stores. As previously reported, Warnaco expects to have over 60 Calvin Klein Underwear retail stores worldwide by year-end.
Joe Gromek, Warnaco's President and CEO, said, “The Calvin Klein Underwear retail model has been successful both overseas and, more recently, domestically. The response to the first U.S. store in SoHo has been very positive and we would anticipate similar performance from the new store in The Shops at Columbus Circle.”
“The opening of the new Calvin Klein Underwear store represents an exciting addition to the Calvin Klein global retail portfolio,” said Tom Murry, President & Chief Operating Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Freestanding stores are an excellent platform to communicate brand image and The Shops at Columbus Circle is an ideal location to reach our uptown consumer.”
Warnaco is the owner of the Calvin Klein trademarks for underwear and intimate apparel. The Calvin Klein Underwear retail stores located in Soho and in The Shops at Columbus Circle are owned and operated by Blue Vibes, a multinational organization with many retail interests.
The Warnaco Group, Inc., headquartered in New York, is a leading apparel company engaged in the business of designing, marketing and selling intimate apparel, menswear, jeanswear, swimwear, men's and women's sportswear and accessories under such owned and licensed brands as Warner's®, Olga®, Lejaby®, Body Nancy Ganz(TM), Speedo®, Anne Cole Collection®, Cole of California® and Catalina® as well as Chaps® sportswear and denim, JLO by Jennifer Lopez® lingerie, Nautica® swimwear, Michael Kors® swimwear and Calvin Klein® men's and women's underwear, men's accessories, men's, women's, junior women's and children's jeans and women's and juniors swimwear.
Calvin Klein, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (NYSE: PVH – News) and one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women's and men's designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements worldwide. Brands/lifestyles include Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Choice Calvin Klein. Product lines include apparel, accessories, shoes, underwear, sleepwear, hosiery, socks, swimwear, eyewear, watches, jewelry, coats, and fragrances, as well as products for the home.
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is one of the world's largest apparel companies. It owns and markets the Calvin Klein brand worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Izod, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands Geoffrey Beene, Arrow, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude and, beginning later in 2004, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Sean John Collection and Chaps.