Kohl's Corporation and Fila Luxembourg Sarl have announced a multi-year licensing agreement naming Kohl's as the exclusive US retailer of the Fila Sport collection.

The collection will feature women's, men's and children's apparel, footwear and accessories and will be available in Kohl's stores nationwide in Fall 2008, the companies said.

"Industry-wide, the active and sport business continues to grow. The addition of Fila Sport capitalises on the market opportunity and expands our exclusive offerings with one of the most recognisable names in sportswear," said Kevin Mansell, president of Kohl's Department Stores. "We are confident that Fila Sport will resonate with our shoppers and is a strong addition to our growing portfolio of world class brands."

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to combine our Fila Sport brand with Kohl's successful, well-established retail infrastructure", said Gene Yoon, chairman of Fila Korea Ltd, the parent company of Fila Luxembourg. "The Fila brand has a long history of sport and lifestyle product for the international market place. We are certain that Kohl's in partnership with Fila will create a collection that combines the unique style and flavour synonymous with our brand."

Kohl's will collaborate with Fila on apparel and accessory product design and lead the manufacturing, production, distribution, sales and marketing for these products, while Fila will lead the manufacturing and production for footwear products.