About Kellwood Company, LLC
Who would be one of the leading US apparel makers? Kellwood would. The firm generates most of its sales from women's wear, including the Rebecca Taylor, David Meister, and Sag Harbor lines. It also makes and designs juniors and girls clothes and accessories. Its portfolio of about 20 brands also includes My Michelle, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Rewind, and XOXO. The company is a major supplier to department stores, as well as mass retailers, specialty boutiques, and catalogs. Kellwood also operates Rebecca Taylor-brand outlet stores across the US. A
The company's range of consumer lifestyle brands including Rebecca Taylor, Sag Harbor, Briggs NY, Jolt, and My Michelle as well as licensed brands XOXO and Sam Edelman.
Kellwood is based in Chesterfield, Missouri, and has additional offices in California and New York.
Sales and Marketing
Kellwood operates retail stores and e-commerce sites for Rebecca Taylor and the e-tail store, Mason & Belle.
Kellwood is poised for growth after editing its portfolio to about 20 key brands. Its brands span a broad price spectrum and are sold in department stores from
In 2014 the company introduced a new strategic distribution channel with the launch of Mason & Belle, a country-inspired fashion brand and retail website.
In 2013 Kellwood spun off its
Kellwood added contemporary footwear brand Sam Edelman to its portfolio in 2013 through a licensing agreement with Brown Shoe Company (renamed
Mergers and Acquisitions
In 2014 the company acquired Parker, a contemporary apparel label.
With its focus on restoring profitability, Kellwood appears quick to pull the plug on expensive ventures, such as its Lamb & Flag retail stores. Kellwood launched Lamb & Flag in 2011 with plans to open 20 to 30 retail stores in 2013. But fewer than six months after opening the first Lamb & Flag stores the company discontinued those operations, citing the expense needed to grow the fledgling brand.
In 2011 Kellwood acquired Rebecca Taylor, the contemporary sportswear line named for the New Zealand designer, which is distributed in more than 40 countries worldwide. It also bought California-based yoga and fitness apparel maker Zobha.
11433 Olde Cabin Rd STE 200
Saint Louis, MO 63141-7136
Phone: 1 (314) 576-3100
Employer Type: Privately Owned
Vice President Engineering And Distribution Services: Luther Reece
Senior Vice President, Kellwood Shared Services: Edward Upbin
Program Director: Kevin Wilson
Employees (This Location): 20
Employees (All Locations): 978
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