Michael Kors Holdings Ltd was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on December 13, 2002. The Company is engaged in designing, marketing, distributing and retailing branded women's apparel and accessories and men's apparel bearing the Michael Kors tradename and related trademarks "MICHAEL KORS," "MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS," and various other related trademarks and logos. The Company operates in segments including retail, wholesale and licensing segments. The retail operations segment consist of collection stores and lifestyle stores, including concessions and outlet stores, located in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as e-commerce. It also includes women's apparel, accessories including handbags and small leather goods such as wallets, footwear and licensed products, such as watches, jewelry, fragrances and beauty, and eyewear. The Wholesale segment includes department and specialty stores located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. It includes accessories including handbags and small leather goods such as wallets, footwear and women's and men's apparel. The Company licenses segment includes trademarks on products such as fragrances, beauty, eyewear, leather goods, jewelry, watches, coats, men's suits, swimwear, furs and ties, as well as through geographic licenses in regions including the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, throughout all of Asia (excluding Japan), as well as Australia. The Company competes with numerous manufacturers, importers and distributors of accessories, footwear and apparel. Accessories, footwear and apparel sold by the Company are also subject to regulation in the United States and other countries by governmental agencies, including, in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
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