Apparel maker Joe's Jeans Inc has inked a new multi-year international distribution arrangement with Advanced Retail for France.

Advanced Retail will continue to operate Joe's Jeans' shop-in-shops in Galeries Lafayette and Printemps and will assume the company's office and showroom in Paris, France.

The agreement will also supplement the company's existing distributors in the UK, Germany, Italy and Russia.

"By moving to a distribution model, we will reduce corporate overhead and increase profitability while preserving international growth potential," notes Marc Crossman, president and CEO.