London-based distributor Zone Two has signed a deal with VF Corporation, the owner of denim label Wrangler and outdoor brand The North Face, to sell global bag and accessories brand Eastpak.
Under the terms, Zone Two will act as the brand’s exclusive head agent for the UK and Ireland, assisted by Eastpak brand manager, former agent for footwear brand Swims Paul Smallpage, who joined Zone Two in mid-March.
Zone Two is constructing a 1,800 sq ft space dedicated to Eastpak within the existing Zone Two showroom in Shoreditch, London, due to open at the start of June.
It is also looking to hire two additional Eastpak team members to provide support with sales and visual merchandising.
Zone Two will present Eastpak’s spring 16 collection at Pitti Uomo in Florence from June 16-19, Capsule in Paris from June 26-28 and Jacket Required in London from July 29-30.