Collective Brands, Inc.
Collective Brands, Inc. engages compelling lifestyle, fashion and performance brands for footwear and related accessories. It operates a hybrid business model with a portfolio of powerful brands and private brand labels sold at multiple price points and through multiple selling channels, including retail, wholesale, e-commerce, licensing and franchising. The company operates three business units: Payless ShoeSource, Collective Brands Performance + Lifestyle Group and Collective Licensing. The Payless ShoeSource (unit) engages footwear specialty retailers. It sells a broad assortment of footwear including athletic, casual and dress shoes, sandals, work and fashion boots, and slippers. It also sells a broad array of accessories such as handbags, jewelry, bath-and-beauty products and hosiery. The company store offers fashionable, quality, branded and private label footwear and accessories for women, children and men. Its footwear brands, including Airwalk, American Eagletm, Champion, Christian Siriano for Paylesstm, Isabel Toledo for Payless, Dexter and Lela Rose for Paylesstm. The Collective Brands Performance + Lifestyle Group (unit) offers iconic performance and lifestyle brands. It is predominantly a wholesaler of footwear, selling its products mostly in North America in a wide variety of retail formats including premier department stores, specialty stores, and athletic and sporting good stores. It markets products in countries outside North America largely through owned operations, independent distributors and licensees. This unit designs and markets footwear and related accessories under various brands and trademarks which include Stride Rite, Saucony, Sperry Top-Sider and Keds. It operates through four business segments: Payless Domestic, Payless International, PLG Wholesale and PLG Retail. The Payless Domestic segment is comprised primarily of domestic retail stores under the Payless ShoeSource name, its Payless e-commerce business as well as the company's sourcing unit, and Collective Licensing. The Payless International segment is comprised of international retail stores under the Payless ShoeSource name in Canada, the South American Region, the Central American Region, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the franchising arrangements under the Payless ShoeSource name. The PLG Wholesale segment consists of PLG's global wholesale operations. The PLG Retail segment consists of PLG's owned Stride Rite children's stores, outlet stores, Sperry stores, and store-in-stores in select Macy's locations. The Collective Licensing brand development and licensing company that specializes in building, launching, licensing and growing brands focused on the youth lifestyle market, including Above the Rim, Airwalk, Clinch Gear, Dukestm, genetic, Hind, Lamar, LTD, Rage, Skate Attack, Strikeforc, Ultra-Wheels, and Vision Street Wear. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Topeka, KS.