Tommy Hilfiger Licensing Inc on Tuesday announced a new licensing agreement with Winlit Group Ltd for the manufacture and distribution of men's leather outerwear.

The new line will include classic outerwear pieces in smooth New Zealand lambskins, textured cowhides, faux shearling and other fashion pieces with prices ranging from $200 to $600.

It will be available in leading department and specialty stores throughout the US and Canada beginning in Fall 2003.

"We are thrilled to be working with one of the predominant companies in men's fashion," said Geoffrey Freeman, vice president of Winlit's men's division.

"We feel that our expertise in the leather outerwear category, combined with the design direction and strong brand recognition of Tommy Hilfiger will enable us to jointly create innovative, affordable men's leather outerwear that will represent the quality and design innovation that has become synonymous with the Tommy Hilfiger name."

Winlit is also a leather outerwear licensee for several other leading brands such as Guess, London Fog and Ellen Tracy. It also sells under its own labels of Winlit, LNR and NY10018.