Perry Ellis International and Morel S.A. collaborate to expand luggage and travel accessory collection in international markets

MIAMI, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International announced today (Jan. 31, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Morel S.A. to design and distribute men’s and women’s luggage, travel bags and back packs under the Perry Ellis® trademark in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.  The collection will be distributed in department stores and upscale specialty stores with a product launch in Fall 2017.

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.

“We are pleased to partner with Morel S.A. and believe this collaboration aligns with our strategic initiatives to expand the Perry Ellis brand in international markets,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

“We are very proud and excited to join the Perry Ellis family,” said Mr. Ilan Segman, General Manager of Morel S.A. “This Fall 17, we will be presenting a full luggage collection. The line will consist of a wide range of men’s and women’s luggage as well as fashion travel bags and back packs.”

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

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

About Morel S.A.
Morel S.A was founded in 1963 in Panama, as an importer-distributor of luggage and travel accessories for Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. With over five decades of experience in business management, import, export, design and manufacture of products, Morel is one of the most respected companies in Latin America. Morel S.A. is the official distributor for Barbie, Hot Wheels, Betty Boop, Wilson, Arena Milano, Joe Boxer, Paul Frank among other brands.


Alberto Maduro

Ilan Segman

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Lagardère Travel Retail opens new luggage and travel accessories concept The Travel Store at Cairn’s Airport

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, 2015-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has opened the doors to the first of its new luggage and travel accessories concept, The Travel Store.

Debuting recently in Terminal 2 at Cairn’s Airport, The Travel Store offers travellers a true point of difference within the luggage and travel accessories category with its carefully curated product offer and engaging store design.

The 60sqm store, inspired by Lagardère Travel Retail’s sister company in Warsaw Poland, sets the benchmark for future implementations of The Travel Store in the Pacific region.

Providing domestic and international travellers with everything they need for their journeys, The Travel Store sets itself apart through its reimagining of what a modern luggage store should be. With a strong aviation theme present in everything from staff uniforms to the attention-grabbing carousel feature, the store offers a raft of traditional, new and exclusive brands such as Victorinox, Lojel, Antler, The Northface, Alife, Go Travel and Lonely Planet.

David Bisset, Executive General Manager for Lagardère Travel Retail says consumers are looking for more than just a traditional luggage offer. “The Travel Store marks our entry into the Travel category with standalone stores. There is a host of exciting and innovative travel lifestyle products that are yet to be represented in travel retail, and it is our intention to replicate the proven model of our agile tech2go concept, and bring consumers a refreshing next generation of travel store. We thank Cairns Airport for supporting our vision and partnering with us on this exciting new project,” he said

General Manager, Commercial for Cairns Airport, Fiona Ward echoes those sentiments, ““Cairns Airport is proud to partner with Lagardère Travel Retail in the launch of this exciting new concept.

“The Travel Store is a great addition to our T2 retail offer. There is a great range of luggage as well as many other travel products that are sure to appeal to our passengers, whether they are visitors or locals. I invite everyone passing through the airport to be sure to check it out, whether they are shopping for themselves or looking for some great Christmas gifts for family and friends”.


ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India

Matthieu Mercier, CEO +61 2 8218 1105 •
Janette Doolan, Communications Manager +61 2 8218 1142 •



Lagardère Travel Retail opens new luggage and travel accessories concept The Travel Store at Cairn’s Airport

Lagardère Travel Retail opens new luggage and travel accessories concept The Travel Store at Cairn’s Airport

Debenhams Reveals Shoppers Are Pocketing Luggage Charges

Debenhams has revealed that instead of paying expensive charges for stowing cases in the hold of the plane, canny holidaymakers are using their free hand luggage allowance and “wearing” the rest of their baggage. The fashion retailer has seen sales of coats and jackets with multiple pockets rise by as much as 350% over the summer holiday period.

The retailer is putting the new trend down to reports from the shop floor that customers prefer to pack heavier items such as books, towels, electronic net books and cameras, into large pocketed garments, rather than pay fees up to £40 return charged by some low-cost airlines for suitcases stowed in the hold.

As a result, sales of Debenhams’ John Rocha navy blue parka with six pockets have gone up by 350% and sales of the beige Mantaray five pocket bomber jackets, which even have a discreet pocket in the sleeve, have jumped by 200%. Sales of Debenhams Mantaray shower proof coat with 7 pockets have also leapt by 181%.

Carie Barkhuizen, spokeswoman for Debenhams, said: “Worn strategically, multi-pocket coats and trousers can offer up to 10 pockets to stow everything from spare pants and socks, to bikinis and sarongs. It’s traveling light like we have never seen before.

“Our sales assistants have even reported some customers coming in with specific items like net-books and paperbacks, to check if they will fit in the pockets before they buy the coat or jacket.”

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Debenhams Notes The Rise Of The Sizzling Singleton

Debenhams, high street store, has reported that frying pans big enough to hold just one egg, small plates for just one slice of toast, and tea pots, which only hold one cup of tea are now some of the fastest selling items in cookware. The 140% sales increase is being attributed to the fact that more people than ever before are living alone*. So great is the trend that Debenhams has extended its single serve cookware offering and predict that it may create a new movement in cooking.

Steve Lightfoot, trading director for Home at Debenhams said: “Some of these pots and pans are so small that they wouldn’t look out of place in a doll’s house. Our sales figures show that people are not only cooking simple meals for one but preparing increasingly smaller servings – Never mind beans on toast, these dishes are so small that it’s more likely to be bean on toast.”

As recently as 30 years ago, sales of such small singleton cook and dinnerware would have been virtually unheard of. Big, durable, family-sized dishes, plates and pans were the top sellers, with all cookware designed to hold enough food for at least four people, with many dishes able to cater for six, eight and sometimes ten guests. But a pivotal point was reached in 1996 when formal, large scale dinner parties were falling out of fashion after Black Wednesday.

The move away from super-sized cookware continued with invitations to trendy but simpler ‘suppers’ becoming common across the UK. Since then family birth rates and a greater number of women preferring to carve out successful careers rather than carve the Sunday roast have accelerated the trend.

Figures showing that more people are now living on their own for longer before getting married, a rising divorce rate, and an increase in the number of people who never marry at all, support the current boom in mini cookware.

Samsonite Is Celebrating Its 100th Birthday With The Launch Of B’Lite, Its Lightest Ever Luggage Collection Available At

The new series of luggage is now available online at and it boasts the lightest luggage ever produced by Samsonite.

Samsonite luggage is renowned for its high quality build and stylish, yet practical designs. Established in 1910, the branddeveloped its first suitcase range weighing around 10kg. However, Samsonite has constantly developed its products over the years to produce its lightest luggage collection to date. This has lead to the creation of the new B’Lite luggage range which includes a cabin sized case (55cm) that weighs approximately 2.3kg.

The Samsonite B’Lite range has been tested in Samsonite’s laboratory and as always customers can expect to find the B’Lite luggage range has been made to a very high standard. The luggage is constructed from lightweight twisted polyester – a super light durable fabric and the front edges of the suitcase are made with tough polyester – a strong, solid and durable material. Samsonite’s innovative construction incorporates the carry handles in the side and top panel of the suitcase, which results in a unique design that’s stylish yet functional. Samsonite B’Lite luggage also features YKK RC zippers which are well known for lasting a lifetime and it includes a TSA padlock to keep belongings secure and safe.

The B’Lite case from Samsonite is ideal for those travelling on airlines that have restricted cabin baggage allowances and the lightweight luggage can help customers avoid excess baggage fees.

The Samsonite ultra light range is now available online through the House of Fraser website.

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