Nautica Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:NAUT) has completed the acquisition of Earl Jean Inc which was first announced on April 24, 2001.

Earl Jean, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nautica Enterprises, is a rapidly growing designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of luxury women's jeanswear and related apparel.

The addition of Earl Jean expands Nautica's presence in the upscale specialty retail channel and accelerates the company's strategic move into fast-growing, high-margin product categories and brands.