Press Release: Tommy Hilfiger Announces Melissa Reid as Ambassador for Women’s Golf – March 29, 2012
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March 29, 2012
TOMMY HILFIGER ANNOUNCES MELISSA REID AS AMBASSADOR FOR WOMEN’S GOLF COLLECTION
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 29, 2012) – The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is whollyowned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to announce that British golfer Melissa Reid will serve as the ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger women’s golf line. The 24 year old, who placed second on the Ladies European Tour last year, will represent the brand by wearing select pieces from the women’s golf collection beginning with this season’s first LPGA Major Championship – the Kraft Nabisco Championship – to be held in Rancho Mirage, California on March 29th. Reid joins Keegan Bradley, the 2011 PGA Championship winner and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, as an ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger Golf.”I am excited to introduce Melissa Reid as the brand ambassador for our women’s golf collection,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “She is one of the most promising talents in the game today and a perfect representative of the classic, American, cool spirit of the Tommy Hilfiger brand.”
“I’m very excited to be wearing Tommy Hilfiger Golf on the Tour this year,” commented Melissa. “I’ve always loved the Tommy Hilfiger style and to be able to wear the clothing on the course will be great. They have a really wide selection of colors and styles that will work well for me both on and off the course.”
Mark Fletcher, President of Fletcher Leisure Group, the global licensee for the men’s and women’s Tommy Hilfiger golf lines, said “We are honored to have Melissa join the team. In just a few years, she has risen through the ranks and is widely recognized as one of the best emerging talents in the ladies’ game. Melissa has an excellent attitude and works very hard to achieve her goals. I have no doubt she will make us very proud.”
The Spring 2012 Tommy Hilfiger Golf collection is inspired by a preppy and energetic spirit that is at the core of the Tommy Hilfiger brand DNA. Adding a twist to signature classic American sensibility, the collection’s technical performance fabrics focus on style and fit. Through a license agreement with Fletcher Leisure Group, the men’s and women’s golf lines are available in the U.S., Canada and Europe at private and public golf clubs, golf specialty stores, sport specialty stores, resort accounts, and corporate accounts, as well as at tommy.com.
Targeting men and women golfers, the collections offer a wide selection of garments. The men’s collection consists of approximately 100 styles for men with expected retail prices ranging from $65/€60/£50 for short-sleeved polos to $120/€140/£115 for stylish outerwear options. The versatile women’s collection includes approximately 75 styles with expected retail prices ranging from $65/€60/£50 for bermudas and polos to $120/€140/£115 for knits and outerwear.
With a premium lifestyle brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim, the Tommy Hilfiger Group is one of the world’s most recognized designer apparel groups. Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality menswear, womenswear, children’s apparel and denim collections. Through select licensees, the Group offers complementary lifestyle products such as sportswear for men, women and children; footwear; athletic apparel (golf, swim and sailing); bodywear (underwear, robes and sleepwear); eyewear; sunwear; watches; handbags; men’s tailored clothing; men’s dress furnishings; socks; small leather goods; fragrances; home and bedding products; bathroom accessories; and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men, women and children; bags; accessories; eyewear and fragrance. Merchandise under the Tommy Hilfiger brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of Tommy Hilfiger retail stores, leading specialty and department stores and other select retailers and retail channels.
About PVH Corp.
PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands, including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.
About The Fletcher Leisure Group
Fletcher Leisure Group, based in Montreal, Quebec, is a company with 42 years of golf industry experience marketing multiple brands in Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK. Brands that make up the Fletcher portfolio include the Canadian distribution rights for Adams Golf and Sport Haley and wholly owned AUR and Sunice.
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Mary Beth Lacy
Public Relations Manager
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