VF subsidiary Nautica has opened its first men's women's and children's retail store in the US at the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley, Pennsylvania.

The 6,500-sq-ft store will sell women's sportswear, men's sportswear, children's clothing and sleepwear.

"We believe that having both men's and women's apparel in one store not only enhances the overall experience for the shopper but, also serves as a constant reminder to our customer that Nauticais a true, all-encompassing, lifestyle brand," said Denise V Seegal, president and CEO of VF Sportswear.

There are currently more than 200 freestanding Nautica stores internationally.