Lee Jeans

9001 W. 67th St. , Merriam, Ks 66202 Brand Management In Usa: V. F. Corporation , 105 Corporate Center Boulevard, Nc 27408 Greensboro, Usa

Origin of Brand : USA
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Lee Jeans
Lee Jeans is a leading international retailer and manufacturer of denim wear and casual wear. Headquartered in Merriam, Kansas, near Kansas City, Lee currently employs more than 400 people across the United States. Lee Jeans` parent company, the VF Corporation, is the largest publicly held apparel company in the world. It is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VFC. The VF Corporation is a leader in branded apparel including jeanswear, outdoor products, image apparel and sportswear. Its principal brands include Lee, Wrangler, Riders, Rustler, The North Face, Vans, Reef, Napapijri, Kipling, Nautica, John Varvatos, JanSport, Eastpak, Eagle Creek, Lee Sport and Red Kap Lee Lee Mercantile Company was founded by Henry David Lee in 1889, when Lee opened his first garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuit was created, followed by the first-ever Overall in 1920 - laying the foundation for Lee`s early growth. Also in 1920, the Buddy Lee doll was launched for promotional use, but quickly became a popular play doll. Through the `20s, Lee introduced many new innovations to manufactured denim, most notably the zipper fly. Throughout the `30s and `40s Lee continued to build on their brand, becoming the nation`s #1 manufacturer of work clothes. The decade of the `50s was a time of intense expansion for Lee as the company ventured into casual wear. Lee expanded its presence throughout the `60s, spreading to 51 countries and consolidating with VF Corporation in 1969. The company continued to expand its fashion lines throughout the `70s, `80s and `90s, launching Lee National Denim Day in 1996. Today`s Lee is all about bringing more fits, styles, finishes, features and choices than ever before to market.H. D. Lee Mercantile Co. was founded by Harry David Lee in 1889. He dealt in food between Kansas City and Denver. The business prospered. He introduced haberdashery, furniture, stationery and school supplies. In 1912 he opened a plant in Salina (Kansas) to make durable workwear. The next year brought out a new product, the famous jeanswear Lee Union-All, one-piece denim coverall as a garment for work. On the 6th of April 1917 the United States declared war on Germany. H. D. Lee Mercantile Co. was manufacturing denim clothing for soldiers. In 1943 it was renamed H. D. Lee Co. Incorporated. The Company still exists today under this registered name, as a subsidiary of VF Corporation. VF Corporation has acquired H. D. Lee Co. Inc in 1969.

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