Trendy footwear company Skechers USA Inc has secured a deal with Los Angeles boutique Kitson for a branded footwear range.

The range, which will be launched in autumn 2005, will include women's and girls' trainers bearing the Kitson name under a variety of price points.

After being debuted in the Kitson boutique, the collection will be available at select department stores and third-party specialty retailers around the world.

Skechers' deal with Kitson marks its first agreement for a licensed footwear line under the name of a boutique

Ultra-trendy Kitson, which attracts a host of Hollywood celebrities, also sells its goods on the internet.

Skechers USA Inc designs, develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men, women and children under 12 brand names.