As retail sales continue to plummet, brands are acquiring other brands. Michael Kors is the latest to join in on the trend, buying up Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.

According to the New York Times, “Michael Kors Holdings said it had agreed to buy the shoe company Jimmy Choo for 896 million pounds, or about $1.2 billion, the latest push by an American high-end fashion house to find sources of growth in an increasingly competitive retail landscape.”

Michael Kors is expected to open new Jimmy Choo retail stores and expand their e-commerce presence.

John D. Idol, chairman and chief executive of Michael Kors, said this buyout is “poised for meaningful growth in the future.” 

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