Designs Inc, retail brand operator of Levi's Outlet by Designs, Dockers Outlet by Designs, Candie's and Ecko Unltd outlet stores, revealed today it plans to open a total of 15-20 new stores during fiscal 2002. The majority of the new stores - 10 of which will be Candie's - are due to open in time for the important 2002 back-to-school selling season. The company currently operates 102 retail outlet stores throughout the eastern United States and Puerto Rico.