Global Feet Inc. (GFI) has announced an exclusive global footwear licensing agreement with the contemporary women’s powerhouse brand A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz. Under the terms of the agreement, GFI will be responsible for the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of the A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz footwear collection worldwide.

The debut SS 2009 collection is expected to include sandals, flats and heels in bold, colorful prints and solid fabrications, as well as sexy, strappy stiletto silhouettes with feminine and unique hardware. The collection will retail from $120 to $250 and targets specialty retailers and better department stores worldwide.

“A.B.S. has an excellent reputation in the fashion industry and with consumers by designing sophisticated yet sexy apparel at an attainable price,” says Killick Datta, president and CEO of Global Feet Inc.

“In looking at this brand we see a multi-faceted opportunity to create glamorous affordable luxury footwear for special occasions as well as a contemporary sportswear collection. Utilizing our worldwide infrastructure in design, sourcing, marketing and distribution should allow for the accelerated growth of A.B.S. footwear sales by bringing the right product to a global market strategically and efficiently.”

Based in Santa Barbara, CA, GFI was formed by Killick Datta and the executive team of Global Brand Marketing Inc., along with Titan Global Holdings Inc., an investment firm. Global Feet Inc. is the owner of Dry-shoD, NOMASS, Mehandi, and FunFlopps brands, the retail store chain Global Feet, and the authorized global footwear licensee of several brands including Jimi Hendrix footwear.