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About Calvin Klein, Inc.

Best known for its underwear, global fashion brand Calvin Klein also makes men's and women's sportswear (casual apparel), outerwear, fragrance, accessories, footwear, men's formalwear, women's dresses, suits and handbags, and items for the home. Its five brands are CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear, and Calvin Klein Performance. As well as making its own products, Calvin Klein does a roaring trading licensing its name to around 50 third-party producers of fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches, and jewelry. Calvin Klein reaches customers across the globe at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The company was founded in 1968 by Barry Schwartz and designer Calvin Klein and is now owned by PVH. The international market generates about 55% of the company's revenue. 

Operations

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands, including sales by its licensees, were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019. It consists of the Calvin Klein North America (nearly 45%) and Calvin Klein International (about 55%).

CK Calvin Klein is a contemporary brand, offering modern, sophisticated items including apparel and accessories. Calvin Klein or the master brand offers men's and women's sportswear, swimwear, outerwear, fragrance, accessories, footwear, men's dress furnishings, women's dresses, suits and handbags, and items for the home. Calvin Klein Jeans is the casual expression of the Calvin Klein brand with roots in denim, offering men's and women's jeanswear, related apparel and accessories. Calvin Klein Jeans it is known for its unique details and innovative washes. In addition to Calvin Klein Performance, which designs are fashion-inspired and feature trend-driven, modern pieces that unite innovative fabric technology with classic American design elements, Calvin Klein Underwear known across the globe for provocative, cutting-edge products and marketing campaigns and consistently delivering innovative designs with superior fit and quality. Offerings include men's and women's underwear, women's intimates, sleepwear and loungewear.

Geographic Reach

Based in New York, Calvin Klein products are distributed in over 35 countries including the US, most of Europe, Brazil and most of the Asia Pacific region) and through approximately 4,185 Calvin Klein retail locations. The company markets its products both domestically and internationally.

Sales and Marketing

With over 11,500 associates globally, Calvin Klein products are distributed worldwide through its wholesale partners (in stores and online), through pure play digital commerce retailers, on the company's calvinklein.com digital commerce sites, including company-operated, franchisee, concession, licensing, and distributor stores. Among its licensees are CK21 Holdings Pte. Ltd., CK Watch & Jewelry Co., Ltd. (Swatch SA), Coty Inc., Himatsingka Seide, Ltd., and Jimlar Corporation.

Strategy

The company believes growth opportunities exist to drive further global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN product and improvements in the operating margin of its Calvin Klein business over time, including through: 

Reigniting the brand and driving conversion with consumer engagement initiatives that include brand ambassadors, capsule collections, consumer activations and experiential events; 

Delivering compelling products that reflect CALVIN KLEIN's accessible premium positioning and seductive aesthetic, with a focus on sustainable product creation; 

Product improvement and expansion, particularly within men's and women's sportswear, jeanswear, accessories and women's intimates;

Regional expansion, particularly in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region; 

Further digitizing the brand by growing online sales and expanding omni-channel capabilities; and 

Identifying operating efficiencies across the business to drive improvements in its operating margins.

Calvin Klein, Inc.

205 W 39th St Lbby 2
New York, NY 10018-3104
Phone: 1 (212) 719-2600

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
President, Men's Wear: Alexander Cannor
Chairman: Paul T. Murry
CEO: Steven B. Shiffman
Employees (This Location): 600
Employees (All Locations): 700

Major Office Locations

New York, NY

Other Locations

Anthem, AZ
Glendale, AZ
Barstow, CA
Brea, CA
Cabazon, CA
Camarillo, CA
Costa Mesa, CA
Gilroy, CA
Livermore, CA
Torrance, CA
Tulare, CA
Vacaville, CA
Washington, DC
Estero, FL
Florida City, FL
Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
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West Palm Beach, FL
Dawsonville, GA
Aurora, IL
Rosemont, IL
Schaumburg, IL
Michigan City, IN
Lee, MA
Wrentham, MA
Hagerstown, MD
Hanover, MD
Queenstown, MD
Kittery, ME
Auburn Hills, MI
Byron Center, MI
Albertville, MN
Chesterfield, MO
Osage Beach, MO
Merrimack, NH
Atlantic City, NJ
Bridgewater, NJ
Elizabeth, NJ
Flemington, NJ
Secaucus, NJ
Las Vegas, NV
Central Valley, NY
Deer Park, NY
New York, NY
Niagara Falls, NY
Aurora, OH
Monroe, OH
Hershey, PA
King Of Prussia, PA
Tannersville, PA
Allen, TX
Katy, TX
Mercedes, TX
San Marcos, TX
Park City, UT
Leesburg, VA
Williamsburg, VA
Woodbridge, VA
Kenosha, WI