Wisconsin-based department store operator Kohl’s Corp. has signed a multi-year service agreement with Aldo Int’l, which will design and produce exclusive footwear products to be sold at Kohl’s and Kohls.com under select private and exclusive brands next spring.

The first of its kind for both Kohl’s and Aldo Int’l, the agreement encompasses a comprehensive range of footwear products for women and men, including fashion shoes in a variety of styles including dress and casual.

“Kohl’s is incredibly excited to announce this unique collaboration with Aldo, who is globally respected for its design expertise and leadership in the footwear industry,” said Don Brennan, Senior EVP at Kohl’s Department Stores. “Bringing this level of design to our exclusive and private brand portfolio in footwear allows us to increase the value proposition to our customer and delivers on our commitment to offer world-class partnerships in each category.”

Kohl’s has been on a roll recently with its private and exclusive brand strategy, which alone accounted for 47% of sales in its first fiscal quarter of 2010. Canada's Aldo Group International operates in over 50 countries globally.