Los Angeles-based denim label Von Dutch Originals has signed an 18-month deal to design exclusive apparel, swimwear, shoes and accessories for teen clothing retailer Gadzooks Inc.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gadzooks will offer this exclusive assortment under the Von Dutch Originals label in its 400 plus specialty retail stores beginning in November 2003. The Von Dutch range will retail from $16.00 to $89.00.

Commenting on behalf of Gadzooks, president and chief merchandising officer Paula Masters said: "The exclusivity agreement was an obvious decision for us, the brand is perfect for Gadzooks simply because it speaks to today's youth."