Perry Ellis International announces license agreement for men’s ophthalmic glasses and sunglasses under the Farah® brand

MIAMI, 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today (Feb. 27, 2018) that it has entered into a license agreement with INSPECS Group for men’s ophthalmic glasses and sunglasses under the Farah® brand.  The new collection will launch in optical retail channels, boutique independent opticians and larger optical retail chains.  Sunglasses distribution will be spearheaded via the travel retail sector alongside Farah’s existing key retail partners and department stores.  The new Farah eyewear collection will be available to view from the international eyewear platform of MIDO Milan.  Farah eyewear product will be in stores from Q4 2018.

The Farah brand is rooted in rich heritage and bolstered by street credibility, leveraging creative ambassadors to drive success. These extraordinary individuals are empowered to become product developers, storytellers and educators inspiring millions of consumers. For fashion-minded hipsters in East London and international artists alike, the name Farah represents a melding of bold style and solid quality that resonates with youth of all walks.  Farah products are sold internationally through major retailers and company-owned retail stores, as well as on www.Farah.co.uk.

Perry Ellis International Chief Executive Officer & President Oscar Feldenkreis remarked, “We are truly delighted to partner with the INSPECS group.  This partnership will combine decades of experience to deliver high quality, fashionable timeless classics and must-have fashion forward pieces under our iconic Farah brand.”

Founder and CEO Robin Totterman said: “We are absolutely delighted that INSPECS have been appointed as partner of choice to extend the Farah brand into the specialist eyewear market. We look forward to our continued work with the Farah brand team and Perry Ellis International, and to welcoming this much-coveted brand to our portfolio of brands. We see Farah as a key building block in our strategy for INSPECS’ strong growth in the coming years. It is clear that Farah is the menswear brand to watch, with its massive upward trajectory both via online and brick-and-mortar fashion retailers.”

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.  Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About INSPECS GROUP
INSPECS Group (established 1988) licenses, designs, manufactures and distributes branded eyewear products (optical frames, sunglasses, safety eyewear) with a portfolio of well-recognised brands, both owned and licensed (including FARAH, Superdry, Radley, O’Neill, CATERPILLAR, NASCAR and Santana).

INSPECS serves the largest optical retailers, smaller boutique opticians, travel retail and its brand partners’ retail outlets.

Contact:
Anthony Pessok
Anthony.pessok@pery.com
Tel: 3531 405 38 40

Imane Maghrani
Press and PR enquiries
Imane.maghrani@inspecs.com

Andy Matthews
Commercial Director
Andy.matthews@inspecs.com

Source:  Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International entered into license agreement for Gotcha® brand in Chile

MIAMI, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International announced today (June 6, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Comercial ECCSA S.A./Ripley Corp. in Chile for men’s, women’s, boy’s and girl’s apparel, accessories and footwear under the Gotcha® brand. The sports fashion collections are currently available in Tiendas Por Departamento Ripley Chile stores in Chile.

The Gotcha brand turned surf style into a phenomenon by following a strict code of freestyling, fashion and fun. Influential, integral and iconic, Gotcha celebrates those who break the rules, take risks and embrace action sports, surfing, skateboarding or snowboarding. With authentically innovative products featuring trend-setting graphics and an exuberant use of color, Gotcha created a global culture of adventure and experimentation.

Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International George Feldenkreis remarked, “Our Company is pleased to enter into a partnership with Ripley Department Store to maximize the potential of the Gotcha brand in Chile. We feel Ripley will be a terrific partner for Gotcha and this license will enhance our global reach across product categories and geographies to drive further growth and profitability.”

“We at Comercial ECCSA are very proud and excited to join the Gotcha family,” said Mr. Raimundo Halabí Berardi, Brand Manager of Comercial ECCSA. “This Fall we will be presenting not only surf related apparel but a full Lifestyle collection. The line will consist of a wide range of men’s and women’s knits, woven’s, t-shirts, bottoms and surf accessories.”

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Comercial ECCSA S.A./Ripley Corp.
Comercial ECCSA S.A. Ripley Corp. is one of the largest retail companies in Chile founded in 1956. The main business of Ripley is retail sales of apparel, accessories and home products through different department stores and via eCommerce, accompanied by a strong financial business managed by Ripley Bank. Ripley also participates in the ownership of shopping malls in Chile and Peru; it currently operates over 71 stores between these two countries.

Contact:
Alberto Maduro
alberto.maduro@pery.com
305-873-1331

Raimundo Halabí Berardi
rhalabib@ripley.com
011+56992324968

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International announces license agreement with Optimo Group Limited for men’s, women’s and children’s watches

MIAMI, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International announced today (March 7, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Optimo Group Limited to design and distribute men’s, women’s and children’s watches under the Perry Ellis® trademark in Greater China, Japan, Korea, India and throughout ASEAN.  The collections will be distributed in department stores, jewelers and watch specialty stores, fashion boutiques and ecommerce sites.

As a designer, Perry Ellis played with fashion convention simply by not taking it so seriously. Following only what felt right. In doing so, he redefined the fashion industry. Today, this philosophy continues to inspire the Perry Ellis brand which offers modern style with versatile trend right looks that reflect the way people want to work, play and live today.

“Our ability to offer a full range of quality fashion items across many product categories and classifications has made Perry Ellis a successful brand and partnering with Optimo is consistent with our initiatives to expand Perry Ellis in international markets,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

‘We are very excited to start 2017 in partnership with Perry Ellis in Asia. We feel that with the Perry Ellis brand, Optimo has found a natural home. Consumers everywhere can expect a series of timepieces which combine Optimo Group’s watchmaking strengths with Perry Ellis’ fresh sense of style,” remarked Alexander Meerovitch, CEO of Optimo Group Limited.

The Perry Ellis® brand offers a full lifestyle sportswear collection: suit separates, mix and match shirts, trousers, knits, sweaters, outerwear and accessories. For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,  Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Optimo Group Limited
Optimo Group Limited is part of an integrated watchmaking and marketing group with many years’ experience bringing well-known US and European watch brands to market. It has access to a creative design team which is fully supported by manufacturing facilities that can operate at any scale. Centered in Hong Kong, the group’s marketing network in Asia is extensive with a solid base of physical distribution channels. It also has worldwide reach via online platforms; leveraging social media and virtual pathways to reach consumers.

Contact:
Simon Wong
Simon.wong@pery.com
+852-2339-9961

Andrea G. Tanucci
andrea@optimo-group.com
+852-3529-1519

Source:  Perry Ellis International/globenewswire