A $10-million deal to purchase Dickies outdoor apparel is on the verge of being approved by the Department of the Interior.
The department approved the $10.5 million deal with Dickies, which has been in the works for some time.
It includes the clothing for the new Dickies Outdoors Resort in the northern reaches of the Great Basin, the new outdoor clothing for Dickies’ flagship stores in the Great Plains, and new apparel for the Dickies retail outlets in the Midwest and Northeast.
The department approved a second purchase to include Dickies brand outdoor clothing in the new locations.
A spokesperson for Dickie said the company is thrilled to be making the first foray into the outdoor apparel market, which includes the purchase of Dickies brands like Patagonia, Zara, and Urban Outfitters.
“We look forward to working with the department on the future of outdoor apparel in the U.S.,” the spokesperson said.
“This acquisition is a natural extension of the department’s efforts to expand its portfolio of outdoor clothing offerings, and we look forward with great anticipation to building on this strong partnership.”
The purchase comes on the heels of the announcement of Dickie’s $25 million acquisition of Dickys Outdoor Equipment Co. in August.
The deal includes the acquisition of the Dickys brand of outdoor equipment, clothing, and accessories, including clothing, footwear, hats, jackets, and gear.
Dickies also bought outdoor clothing brands including Patagonias, Zebra and Boreal.