Kipling<sup>®</sup>

Kipling® crafts lightweight handbags, luggage and accessories with a playful, Make Happy approach. Through innovative and contemporary designs, Kipling® combines quality, function and style, creating the ideal accessory for an active lifestyle.

Overview

Kipling®

Kipling® established itself as a global accessories brand by embodying a carefree spirit and pioneering the use of its trademark crinkle nylon in expressive colors and patterns. Kipling® has headquarters in New York, N.Y. and Stabio, Switzerland with a brand team in Antwerp, Belgium and is distributed in more than 80 countries and is available in more than 5,000 stores globally. Kipling® has 10 full-price retail locations in the US and is sold in Macy’s department stores and specialty stores nationwide

Highlights

  • Kipling® was VF’s fastest-growing brand in 2013 and 2014.
  • The Kipling® brand encourages all associates to demonstrate environmentally sustainable behaviors by creating personal green goals, from composting to avoiding single-use bags.
  • Every monkey bag sold with a Kipling® brand product is named after one of the brand’s associates from around the world.

Founded

1987

Primary Products

Handbags, Luggage, Backpacks, Totes, Accessories

Global Reach

Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific, United States

Online

Direct-to-Consumer

Building Strong Connections

285+ Retail Stores Worldwide

10 Countries Available

Strategy & Innovation

Innovation Driven by Insight

 Embracing 3D Printing Technology

Taking fashion to a new scientific level, the Kipling® brand is incorporating 3-D printing technology to create its monkey bags.

Launch Video

Sustainability & Responsibility

Continuously Making Things Better

Products

Shopping Bags That Make An Impact

All Kipling® branded shopping bags and boxes are FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) and contain a minimum of 30 percent recycled material.

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Life at VF

What’s it like to be part of the VF team? The day-to-day experience is as rich and diverse as our broad portfolio of brands and our variety of locations around the world. But all across VF, our workplace is characterized by a distinctive culture of respect, collaboration and sharing – a strong, authentic culture that inspires innovation and enables us all to grow and succeed together. It’s a culture we call One VF. Check out our Careers page for open positions.

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More Than 60,000 Associates Around The World

82% of VF associates said they are proud to work at VF.

91% of VF associates said they often put more effort into their job than is required so they can help VF succeed.

VF Associate Global Survey, 2015