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The evolution of the second largest apparel company in the world.

2013

2015

PVH expanded its joint venture with Gazal Corporation Limited with licenses to market and distribute Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and certain branded menswear and shapewear products in Australia and New Zealand.

2013

2014

Calvin Klein licensed to a joint venture between PVH and Gazal Corporation Limited the rights to market and distribute certain Calvin Klein products in Australia, New Zealand and other island nations in the South Pacific.

2013

2013

PVH sold its G.H. Bass & Co. business, in an effort to narrow its focus on its lifestyle apparel businesses and the growth of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger global designer brands.

2013

2013

Tommy Hilfiger entered into a joint venture to operate, manage and distribute certain Tommy Hilfiger products in Brazil.

2013

2013

Completed acquisition of The Warnaco Group, Inc., reuniting "The House of Calvin Klein" and providing the groundwork for one vision for the global Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear businesses.

2011

2011

Strategic investment in product, marketing and infrastructure – including establishment of joint ventures in India and China for Tommy Hilfiger.

2010

2010

PVH acquires Tommy Hilfiger, one of the world's leading premium lifestyle brands.

2007

2007

PVH acquires the business of Superba, Inc., the world’s largest provider of men’s neckwear.

2004

2004

PVH purchases the worldwide rights to ARROW.

2004

2004

PVH Dress Shirt Group expands its license agreements to include MICHAEL Michael Kors and Sean John.

2003

2003

PVH acquires Calvin Klein, greatly expanding its growth potential both domestically and internationally.

2000

2000

PVH acquires worldwide rights to the Van Heusen brand, previously owned by us only in North and South America.

1995

1995

PVH acquires the IZOD brand, one of America’s top names in knit shirts.

1991

1991

Van Heusen becomes the top selling dress shirt brand in United States department stores.

1987

1987

PVH acquires G.H. Bass & Co., one of America’s top selling shoe brands.1

1982

1982

PVH launches Geoffrey Beene shirts, which becomes and continues to be one of America’s top selling designer dress shirts.

1939

1950

Long an innovator in apparel advertising, PVH employs celebrities including Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston and Mickey Rooney to promote Van Heusen shirts and place ads on the outfield fences of Ebbets Field and Yankee Stadium.

1919

1919

A patent is granted for the Van Heusen "soft-folding collar". Two years later, this revolutionary new collar is introduced to the public and thereafter gained great success.

1885

1885

The ARROW trademark is first used for detachable collars for men’s dress shirts.

1881

1881

Moses Phillips and his wife Endel begin hand sewing shirts and selling them to local Pottsville, PA coal miners. The small pushcart operation would turn into today's PVH.

1PVH sold the G.H. Bass & Co. business on the first day of the fourth quarter of 2013.