From head to toe to fingertips, totes>>Isotoner has the goods to keep its customers dry and comfortable. The company makes and distributes weather gear, including umbrellas, gloves, rubber shoe covers, rain hats and raincoats, and water-resistant tote bags. It has extended its product line to include slippers and caps through several acquisitions in recent years. It distributes its products through department stores in the US, the UK, and France. totes>>Isotoner also operates a network of more than 100 owned outlet mall-based stores. The company, formed by the merger of totes and Isotoner in 1997, is owned by private equity firm MidOcean Partners. MidOcean acquired its majority stake for $288 million.
In late 2010, totes>>Isotoner acquired Acorn Products Company, a maker of slippers, slipper socks, and other indoor and outdoor comfort footwear for men, women, and children, based in Lewiston, Maine. The purchase followed the acquisition of Northern Cap Holdings, a maker of headwear, scarves, and gloves (in 2008), and flip flop and canvas shoe maker ESNY from E.S. Originals (2006). The ESNY purchase also allowed totes>>Isotoner to extend its product portfolio into warm-weather seasons. Northern Cap Holdings, also known as Northern Cap & Glove, expanded the firm's glove manufacturing capacity for men, women, and children, and made totes>>Isotoner a leading maker of branded and private label headwear. – less