Bijou Sues Kohl’s Alleging Breach of Contract

Bijou logoFashion jewelry manufacturer and distributor Bijou International Corp. filed a lawsuit against Kohl’s Corp., alleging the department store chain breached certain contracts, Reuters reports.

Bijou said it entered an agreement with Kohl’s in July 2007 to supply it with fashion jewelry as part of the chain’s “Apartment 9” product line, Reuters reports. The company is seeking to recover not less than $75,000 in damages.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin on April 2, Reuters reports.

Bijou also said in the lawsuit that it had been selected to make the “Simply Vera” Vera Wang jewelry for Kohl’s, but the retailer decided to severe both agreements through a series of steps, Reuters reports. Kohl’s launched the Simply Vera brand exclusively in its stores in September 2007.