New York-based Jones Apparel Group has inked an exclusive licensing and distribution agreement with G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. for Andrew Marc jeanswear. The agreement grants the Group the exclusive right to design, market and distribute Andrew Marc jeanswear for men. The initial launch will be for Marc Moto, a Rebel Division of Andrew Marc, and is expected to be bow in approximately 500 doors in Q4; Andrew Marc and Marc New York jeanswear will follow in 2011. The denim-inspired apparel line will include jeans, casual pants, shorts, jackets, wovens, knit tops, T-shirts and sweaters. Prices are expected to range from $49 to $79 for bottoms and $24 to $49 for tops at retail.

"We are excited about Jones's entrance into men's jeanswear and pleased that we can open this new chapter with a partner such as G-III,” said Jack Gross, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Jeanswear Group. “The Jones Jeanswear Division has emerged as a leader in the industry over the past few years, and we look forward to mirroring the success of our women's platform in the menswear marketplace."

Jones Jeanswear Division already markets 12 women's denim brands, including Gloria Vanderbilt, L.e.i., GLO, Nine West and Jessica Simpson.

Going forward, Andrew Marc will continue to be sold at better department and specialty stores including Bloomingdales, Nordstroms and Saks; Marc New York will continue to be sold at department and specialty stores including Macy's and Lord & Taylor; and Marc Moto will be sold at department stores and specialty stores similar to Marc New York.