Footwear maker Calzaturificio Baldan has signed a five-year licensing agreement to produce shoes under the Borbonese brand, ANSA has reported.

The range will be produced and distributed to boutiques by Veneto-based Baldan from the beginning of spring-summer 2004.

Borbonese, a registered trademark of Italian leather goods manufacturer Rossi 1924, is best known for its branded apparel and accessories.