The company is established in Pennsylvania as the Reading Glove and Mitten Manufacturing Company by John Barbey and a group of investors.
The company is renamed Vanity Fair Silk Mills, Inc. when it expands into silk lingerie.
The company drops the word “silk” in its name due to an embargo on this material during World War II.
Vanity Fair Mills goes public trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The company enters the denim category with the acquisition of the H.D. Lee Company (now the Lee? brand) and renames itself VF Corporation.
VF acquires Blue Bell, which includes the Wrangler?, JanSport? and Red Kap? brands – doubling its size and creating the world’s largest publicly traded apparel company.
VF moves its corporate headquarters from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania to Greensboro, North Carolina, home to the Wrangler? brand.
VF acquires the Bulwark? brand.
VF acquires The North Face? and Vans? brands – its two largest today – laying the foundation for the company’s portfolio of activity-based lifestyle brands.
VF divests its namesake brand, Vanity Fair, when it sells the intimate apparel business.
VF acquires the Splendid? and Ella Moss? brands, adding to its group of Contemporary Brands.
VF acquires the Timberland? and Smartwool? brands, doubling the size of its global footwear business.
VF divests its Contemporary Brands businesses, including the 7 For All Mankind?, Splendid? and Ella Moss? brands.
VF acquires Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. and its portfolio of workwear brands – including the Dickies? brand – and establishes itself as a global leader in the workwear category.
VF divests its Licensed Sports Group business, including the Majestic? brand.
VF completes the spinoff of its Jeans business into an independent, publicly traded company. The new company, Kontoor Brands, Inc., includes the Wrangler?, Lee? and Rock & Republic? brands, and the VF Outlet business.
VF establishes a shared global headquarters in Denver, Colorado for VF Corporate and five of its outdoor brands (The North Face, Altra, icebreaker, Smartwool and Jansport).
VF acquires global streetwear leader, Supreme?
VF divests Occupational Workwear brands and businesses.
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