Skechers, the American footwear brand, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with an offshoot of Li & Fung to launch a Skechers Fitness apparel range. Formally signed with LF USA, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Li & Fung, the agreement calls for the launch of Skechers-branded activewear, outerwear and performance-related accessories. To be made and marketed by the Regatta division of LF USA, the products are scheduled to hit American department stores, sporting goods and independent stores next year. The move into fitness apparel is meant to capitalize on the expansion of Skechers' fitness footwear range.

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