Retail giant Kmart Corp on Tuesday announced an exclusive agreement with Mexican singer and entertainer Thalia for a collection of branded apparel and footwear.

The collection, available in the summer, will include women's and girls' apparel, footwear, accessories and lingerie with plans to expand the line into additional categories such as colour cosmetics, fragrances and jewellery.

Kmart said in a statement it hopes the deal will show its commitment to Spanish-speaking customers and added Hispanic consumers currently contribute more than 17 per cent of its total sales.

"I will work closely with Kmart's designers to ensure my collection features my own designs, captures my personal fashion style and includes my favourite fabrics and silhouettes."