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 collaborates with Good People for men’s underwear and loungewear under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in South Korea

MIAMI, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today ( Feb. 21, 2018) a new license agreement with Good People Co. Ltd for men’s underwear and loungewear under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in South Korea. The product launch is planned in Fall 2018.

Perry Ellis believed fashion was fun, and should never be taken too seriously. Patterns, pops of color, new shapes and never before-seen styles — he embraced it all, rewriting the rules and redefining American sportswear. Today, Perry Ellis is the go-to designer fashion brand that gives men confidence in every, and any, situation through innovative and versatile styles.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Good People.  We see great potential for growth in the South Korean market and are pleased to take these continued steps in our business expansion,” remarked Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International.

“We look forward to working closely with the Perry Ellis design and management team to bring Perry Ellis’ unique brand positioning and commitment to product excellence to the Korean consumer across multiple distribution channels,” said Yoon Woohwan, CEO of Good People Co. Ltd.

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 Good People Co. Ltd
Good People Co., Ltd., is publically traded on the Korean stock exchange, and manufactures and wholesales underwear and loungewear products for men,  women and children  in Korea and internationally. The company offers its products under the BODYGUARD, Yescode, SEXYCOOKIE, JAMES DEAN, G-gear, 1st OLOR, and Don & Dons brands. The company is also the licensee for Levi’s body wear in South Korea. Good People Co., Ltd, founded in 1991, is based in Seoul, South Korea and trades on the South Korean Stock Exchange: KOSDAQ -33340.

Contact:

Pamela Fields
VP International Licensing and Business Development
pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Jeong Hwan, Yim, Marketing Director
equalizer@goodpeople.co.kr
82-2-320-6681

Source: Perry Ellis International Inc./globenewswire

Perry Ellis International announces its participation at the 20th Annual ICR Conference 2018 on January 8th

Miami, FL, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today that the company will be presenting at the 20th Annual ICR Conference 2018 on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 1:00 PM (local time) at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL. A webcast of the presentation will be available live at the company’s website (http://www.pery.com) and for 15 days following the conference.

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 most recently Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.  Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

Source: Perry Ellis International/ GLOBE NEWSWIRE

CONTACT:
Annette Ramos
Investor Relations
305-592-2830

Perry Ellis International collaborates with NMNY Group for Laundry by Shelli Segal and Laundry by Design trademarks in the USA and Canada

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY), announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with NMNY Group, LLC for day and social occasion dresses under the Laundry by Shelli Segal and Laundry by Design trademarks in the USA and Canada. ​NMNY will commence selling the collection in November in department and specialty stores across the United States and Canada.

Feminine, sexy, smart and always glamorous, the Laundry by Shelli Segal collection has been shaping the way women dress for over 25 years. ​The brand continues to inspire women today with iconic styling, vibrant prints and color and the unexpected use of embellishments in every product. The brand’s current licensed categories include outerwear, fashion accessories, intimates, fragrance and home decor which complement the dress, sportswear and swimwear classifications to position Laundry by Shelli Segal as a true lifestyle brand.

Perry Ellis International CEO and President, Oscar Feldenkreis remarked, “Our company looks forward to working closely with​ Marty, and his experienced team at​ NMNY Group, to ​expand the Laundry by Shelli Segal ​dress business. We believe this collaboration will enhance our larger efforts to grow this powerful brand across categories, channels and markets.”

“We are very enthusiastic about the addition of Laundry by Shelli Segal to our portfolio of brands. This iconic brand has been a proven performer over many years and we are proud to support this heritage and the brand’s commitment to feminine, trend right styles for the modern woman,” says Martin Schlossberg, Chairman of NMNY Group, LLC.

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 most recently Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.  Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About NMNY Group, LLC
​NMNY Group, LLC and Associates was founded by Martin Schlossberg over 50 years ago. The company is a leading supplier of women’s and junior apparel to the department and specialty store channels and commercializes product under the Nicole Miller New York, Chetta B, Leslie Fay, R&K Originals, Madison Leigh, Karin Stevens, and Isabella Suit brands. Senior executives, Andrea Schlossberg and Gary Rodbell, complete the leadership team that provides appealing, high quality and fashionable product to retailers and consumers.

Contacts:

Stanley Silverstein
President, International Development and Global Licensing
212-536-5424
stanley.silverstein@pery.com

Pamela Fields
Vice President, International Development and Licensing
212-536-5602
pamela.fields@pery.com

​Martin Schlossberg
Chairman
212-944-6500. Ext. 322
martin@cha-inc.com

SOURCE: Perry Ellis International/GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Cubavera Features Inspiring Stories and Styles behind Top Hispanic Influencers in new Wear Your Heritage web series

Latin Menswear Brand Features Inspiring Stories and Styles behind Top Hispanic Entertainment, Sports and Community Influencers in Web Series dubbed ‘Wear Your Heritage’

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cubavera, Perry Ellis International’s Latin menswear brand, celebrates Latin culture with the launch of the Wear Your Heritage web series. The campaign focuses on sharing the individual #SoyLatino stories of influential celebrities, athletes and community leaders and unveils what it is that connects them to their Hispanic culture.

“A company founded in its signature tropical linen guayabera, Cubavera has its Hispanic roots to thank for the success the brand has experienced in the U.S. For that reason, it is important that we celebrate Latin culture and honor our diversity and the significant contributions of our fellow Latinos,” said Oscar Feldenkreis CEO and President. “The Wear Your Heritage: #soylatino campaign” is a call to all Latinos, spearheaded by celebrity influencers, to share their #SoyLatino story and how individuals proudly ‘wear their heritage’ in both their personal and professional lives.”

Much like a guayabera tells a story through its unique linen, colors and embroidery, the journey of each Latino is similarly marked by his/her country of origin and individual path. In honor of this journey, the Wear Your Heritage web series, found at https://www.cubavera.com/features/soy-latino/ , connects Latino icons such as famous cuban band Orishas, telenovela heartthrob Erick Elias, Univision’s Chef James, actors Gabriel Coronel, William Valdez and professional baseball players Jonathan Villar and Jose Berrios to their heritage. Throughout the series, influencers will tell the story of their upbringing, cultural background and how they are breaking barriers in their respective industries as Latinos. Stories of each influencer’s journey and childhood memories will culminate with how the Cubavera brand represents the Hispanic journey and lets individuals ‘wear their heritage’. The campaign includes a social component with a call to action for Latinos to share their stories with @Cubavera via the #SoyLatino hashtag.

Further, Cubavera recognizes the strides Hispanics have made in all facets of American culture and in integrating Latino fashion, entertainment and more into mainstream America. Yet, there is a beauty that persists in Latino home countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Cubavera invites Latinos to celebrate Latin culture alongside them.

Follow the web series at https://www.cubavera.com/features/soy-latino/ where behind-the-scenes clips, a photo gallery, social RSS feed and more can be found! For those wanting to wear guayabera selections made by celebrities, a ‘shop the look’ component will be made available. To join the conversation, tag @Cubavera and #SoyLatino on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Cubavera
The Cubavera brand represents the joy, vibrancy, and color of Cuba’s unique flavor of Latin culture that inspires and fascinates everywhere. The Feldenkreis family came from Cuba 50 years ago and brought the smart casual versatility of the guayabera to US clients, with a focus on quality materials, precise tailoring and signature details. In 2000 they transformed these tailoring and design fundamentals into our pioneering Cubavera collection of men’s apparel and accessories with Latin roots and American appeal.

Today and tomorrow, everything we make and do at Cubavera is designed to invite our family of fans to Live the Good Life, the Cubavera way. Our Cubavera ‘Good Life’ brings those same ideals we brought from the guayabera to everyday living: looking great, feeling cool, and putting a little Latin ritmo and tropical sabor into every day, no matter who or where you are. For more information, please visit www.Cubavera.com.

About Perry Ellis International (PEI):
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 most recently Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.

Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

For more information, please visit www.Cubavera.com.

Media Contacts
Melissa Lopez
mlopez@pintausa.com
305.615.1111 ext.186
Nicolle Lopez
nlopez@pintausa.com
305.615.1111 ext. 182

SOURCE: Perry Ellis International/GLOBE NEWSWIRE

 

Perry Ellis International announces exclusive global licensing agreement for Guy Harvey apparel

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Sep-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) and Guy Harvey Enterprises today announced the signing of an exclusive global licensing agreement for Guy Harvey apparel, which features the colorful, iconic ocean-inspired artwork of world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey. The licensing agreement takes effect in 2019.

Perry Ellis International will manufacture, distribute and market the Guy Harvey fashion collection including men’s, women’s and youth T-shirts, performance fishing and resort wear, caps and visors. The collection will be available at select department, sporting goods, and specialty stores as well as online. Through his apparel, art and merchandise, Dr. Harvey brings the undersea world to everyday life in order to inspire the world to be better stewards of ocean resources and help save the seas for future generations.

As part of the agreement, Perry Ellis International also will contribute one percent of revenue from Guy Harvey apparel to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, founded by Dr. Harvey to help conserve the marine environment.

“The Guy Harvey brand transcends fashion. It is about the environment, the ocean, waterways, sustainability and art and inspires us to care about the ocean and its inhabitants. The versatile Guy Harvey apparel collection attracts consumers of all ages who are active both in and around the water,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International. “Aligning ourselves with strong brands, like Guy Harvey, is core to our strategy of continuing to take important positions in niche markets. This will also open an entirely new specialty store distribution in the USA and worldwide.”

“Perry Ellis International is an industry leader. The company’s expertise in lifestyle brands and experience across broad product categories will expand our reach to new audiences,” said Dr. Harvey. “This is an incredible opportunity for both Guy Harvey Enterprises and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. We truly appreciate the support of Perry Ellis International in our ocean conservation efforts.”

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

About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please visit www.guyharvey.com. Follow Guy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DrGuyHarvey, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DrGuyHarvey, connect on Instagram at www.instagram.com/drguyharvey, on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/DrGuyHarvey, Snapchat @RealDrGuyHarvey, and tune in to see Guy’s latest expeditions on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/DrGuyHarvey.

About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem.

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.

Media Contact:
Lorraine Medici
SVP Marketing/Communications
305-873-1209
Lorraine.medici@pery.com

Maria Pierson
Carlos Goycochea
Pierson Grant Public Relations
954-776-1999, ext. 239
mpierson@piersongrant.com
cgoycochea@piersongrant.com

SOURCE: Perry Ellis International/ GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Perry Ellis International announces the election of J. David Scheiner as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

MIAMI, 2017-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) (“Perry Ellis” or the “Company”) today (September 20, 2017) announced that its Board of Directors has elected J. David Scheiner (“David”) as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Scheiner succeeds George Feldenkreis, following the termination of Mr. Feldenkreis’ position as Executive Chairman. George Feldenkreis remains a member of the Board of Directors. These changes, which are part of a multi-year leadership succession planning process, are effective immediately.

“The Board is thankful to George for his vision and leadership over the past 50 years. Both our Board and management team have significantly benefited from George’s dedication and contributions and we wish him all the best.”

Mr. Scheiner was elected to the Perry Ellis Board in June 2014. He is a veteran retailer with more than 35 years serving in senior roles at major retailers including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Macy’s Florida/Puerto Rico, from which he retired in 2009. Mr. Scheiner serves as a consultant to retail and wholesale companies, as well as investment banks and private equity companies investing in the consumer retail industry.

“David has a proven track record and will bring invaluable insight and experience to the role of Chairman,” said Jane DeFlorio, Lead Independent Director. “We have a very strong management team in place and are confident that we are well positioned to maintain our positive momentum and create shareholder value.”

Mr. Scheiner commented, “I am pleased to serve as the Chairman of the Board. With its diverse portfolio of brands, Perry Ellis has excelled throughout the years as it has adapted to the ever-changing retail environment. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Oscar and the other Board members as the Company focuses on growing its core brands, delivers superior design, quality and value directly to our consumers, and drives domestic and international growth.”

Ms. DeFlorio added, “The Board is thankful to George for his vision and leadership over the past 50 years. Both our Board and management team have significantly benefited from George’s dedication and contributions and we wish him all the best.”

Oscar Feldenkreis will remain in his position of Chief Executive Officer.

About J. David Scheiner

J. David Scheiner has served on the Perry Ellis Board of Directors since June 2014. Mr. Scheiner is a veteran retailer with over 35 years serving in senior roles at major retailers including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Macy’s Florida/Puerto Rico, from which he retired in 2009. Mr. Scheiner serves as a consultant to retail and wholesale companies, as well as investment banks and private equity companies investing in the consumer retail industry. He is also a member of the boards of The Strategic Forum as well as the Florida chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). For over 30 years, Mr. Scheiner has been involved with the Miami Children’s Hospital where he is a lifetime trustee, the United Way of Miami-Dade and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has also advised local mayors on business renewal efforts in the Miami-Dade area, and has served on statewide task forces for developing business growth strategies for past governors of Florida.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement

We caution readers that the forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical facts) in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations rather than historical facts and they are indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “budget,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guidance,” “indicate,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possibly,” “potential,” “predict,” “probably,” “pro forma,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” or “will” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon and similar words or phrases or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Perry Ellis’ strategic operating review, growth initiatives and internal operating improvements intended to drive revenues and enhance profitability, expansion (international or domestic), licensing, the implementation of Perry Ellis’ profitability improvement plan and Perry Ellis’ plans to exit underperforming, low growth brands and businesses. We have based such forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control. These factors include: general economic conditions, a significant decrease in business from or loss of any of our major customers or programs, anticipated and unanticipated trends and conditions in our industry, including the impact of recent or future retail and wholesale consolidation, recent and future economic conditions, including turmoil in the financial and credit markets, the effectiveness of our planned advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, our ability to contain costs, disruptions in the supply chain, including, but not limited to those caused by port disruptions, disruptions due to weather patterns, our future capital needs and our ability to obtain financing, our ability to protect our trademarks, our ability to integrate acquired businesses, trademarks, trade names and licenses, our ability to predict consumer preferences and changes in fashion trends and consumer acceptance of both new designs and newly introduced products, the termination or non-renewal of any material license agreements to which we are a party, changes in the costs of raw materials, labor and advertising, our ability to carry out growth strategies including expansion in international and direct-to-consumer retail markets, the effectiveness of our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions which are subject to change at any time at our discretion, potential cyber risk and technology failures which could disrupt operations or result in a data breach, the level of consumer spending for apparel and other merchandise, our ability to compete, exposure to foreign currency risk and interest rate risk, the impact to our business resulting from the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union and the uncertainty surrounding the terms and conditions of such a withdrawal, as well as the related impact to global stock markets and currency exchange rates; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity and armed conflict, actions of activist investors and the cost and disruption of responding to those actions, and other factors set forth in Perry Ellis’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those risks and uncertainties detailed in Perry Ellis’ filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are valid only as of the date they were made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise.

Contacts:

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Ed Trissel / Jeffrey Kauth / Carrie Klapper
212-355-4449

Source: Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International enters into license agreement for accessories under the Savane® trademark in the USA and Canada

MIAMI. FL, 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — (Nasdaq:PERY) — Perry Ellis International announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Roma Industries LLC for  small leather goods and accessories, under the Savane® trademark in the USA and Canada. The collection will be available in specialty stores and online with a planned launch in Spring 2018.

Savane® is a leader in comfort, performance, and craftsmanship in men’s dress and casual pants and shorts. It continues the tradition of fine materials, attention to detail and expert workmanship it has maintained since its launch in 1985 with this new line of leather goods and accessories. These new offerings will complement  Savane’s innovations in fabrics and design that help today’s man face whatever his day brings feeling good and looking his best.

“Roma Industries is an ideal partner with a longstanding expertise in the leather goods industry. This collaboration will offer our Savane consumers a wider selection of Savane branded products to meet their lifestyle needs and supports our corporate strategy to build the Savane brand,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International.

“The entire Roma Industries team is excited to be joining with Perry Ellis International to develop and commercialize the extension of the Savane brand into belts and small leather goods, said Paul Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Roma Industries. We are confident that both companies will work seamlessly to build a strong presence in evolving retail markets.”

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 Roma Industries LLC
Roma Industries is a 60 year old business that manufactures, imports and distributes a wide variety of leather goods across all retail channels. In addition to the Hadley-Roma Division, the largest distributor of quality watch attachments in the US, Roma manufactures private label product for retailers and high-end brands, in addition to selling their proprietary Bryant Park brand. The factory and fulfillment offices for the company are located in Largo, Florida in a 40,000 square foot facility.

Contact:

Pamela Fields
Pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Howard Baum
hbaum@romanind.com
212-268-0723 x303

SOURCE: Perry Ellis International/GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Perry Ellis International Q@ 2018 results: Total revenues of $207 million and rising 2.5% from $202 million in 2017

MIAMI, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) today (August 24, 2017) reported results for the second quarter ended July 29, 2017 (“second quarter of fiscal 2018”).  Second quarter results reflected increases across key financial metrics including increased total revenues and expansion in gross margin, which led to a more than doubling of pre-tax income versus the prior year second quarter.

Key Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Financial Accomplishments and Operational Highlights:

  • Total revenues of $207 million, exceeding guidance of $202 to $205 million and rising 2.5% (3.0% in constant currency) from $202 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2017
  • GAAP gross margin expanded 40 basis points to 37.0% as compared to 36.6% in the prior year period reflecting increases in margin across core brands
  • Adjusted pre-tax income of $3.2 million, rose 116% from adjusted pre-tax income of $1.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2017;
  • GAAP pre-tax income was $2.7 million compared to a pre-tax loss of $4.4 million in the comparable period of the prior year
  • Adjusted diluted EPS of $0.16, exceeded guidance of $0.07 to $0.10 per diluted share, compared to adjusted diluted EPS of $0.15 in the second quarter of fiscal 2017;
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $0.06 compared to a diluted EPS loss of $0.24 in the comparable period of the prior year
  • First six months, cash flow from operations tops $40 million with net debt to total capitalization of 8.6%

Company reiterates guidance for fiscal year 2018 for revenues in a range of $870 million to $880 million and diluted earnings per share in a range of $2.07 to $2.17.

Oscar Feldenkreis, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “We delivered strong second quarter results, exceeding both our top and bottom line guidance, continuing our positive momentum from first quarter.  Our ongoing positive performance demonstrates the power of our core brands, the strong response to our product innovations and the intense focus with which we direct our resources to deliver.  As a result of our strategies, the quarter saw growth across all key operating metrics with increased net revenue, expansion in gross margin, a significant increase in operating profit and a more than doubling of adjusted pre-tax earnings. Of particular strength were our PERRY ELLIS, Original Penguin, Golf Sportswear and Nike brands.  Our brands and business are positioned for success as we enter the fall season and as such have reiterated our guidance.”

Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Results

Total revenue was $207 million, a 2.5% increase (3.0% in constant currency) compared to $202 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.  This reflected growth in core brand sales and strong sell through rates throughout the spring season. The disciplined management of inventory along with increased sales of higher margin core brands led to a 40 basis point expansion in GAAP gross margin to 37.0% in the second quarter from 36.6% in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.  Adjusted gross margin was also 37.0% compared with adjusted gross margin of 36.6% in the comparable period of the prior year.  (Adjusted gross margin excludes certain items as outlined in Table 2 Reconciliation of Gross Profit to Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Margin.)

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $8.5 million as compared to $7.1 million in the comparable period of the prior year. (Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain items as outlined in Table 3, Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.)

Adjusted pre-tax income was $3.2 million, increasing 116% from $1.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2017. GAAP pre-tax income was $2.7 million compared to a pre-tax loss of $4.4 million in the comparable period of prior year. (Adjusted pre-tax income (loss) excludes certain items as outlined in Table 4 Reconciliation of Net Income (loss) before taxes to Adjusted Net Income (loss) before taxes.)

As reported under GAAP, the second quarter of fiscal 2018 net income was $1.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $3.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the prior year period. On an adjusted basis, the fiscal 2018 second quarter net income was $2.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, as compared to adjusted net income of $2.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2017. (Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share exclude certain items as outlined in Table 1 Reconciliation of net income (loss) and income (loss) per diluted share to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share.)

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

The Company’s financial position continues to get stronger. Cash and investments at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2018 totaled $53 million and the company’s net debt to total capitalization stood at 8.6% at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2018 as compared to 17.3% at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2017.  Working capital management continues to be a critical focus across the organization as inventory turned at approximately 4 times as of the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2018.  Cash flow from operations increased to $40 million for the first six months of fiscal 2018 compared to $36 million in the first six months of fiscal 2017.

George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman, Perry Ellis International, commented, “We continue to successfully navigate the changing US retail environment, as demonstrated by our strong second quarter performance, and remain committed to accelerate our revenues by creating opportunities that strengthen the performance of our brands.  Our investment in talent, marketing and our digital platform is elevating our brands around the world.”

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.

Safe Harbor Statement
We caution readers that the forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical facts) in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations rather than historical facts and they are indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “budget,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guidance,” “indicate,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possibly,” “potential,” “predict,” “probably,” “proforma,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” or “will” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon and similar words or phrases or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Perry Ellis’ strategic operating review, growth initiatives and internal operating improvements intended to drive revenues and enhance profitability, the implementation of Perry Ellis’ profitability improvement plan and Perry Ellis’ plans to exit underperforming, low growth brands and businesses. We have based such forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control.  These factors include: general economic conditions, a significant decrease in business from or loss of any of our major customers or programs, anticipated and unanticipated trends and conditions in our industry, including the impact of recent or future retail and wholesale consolidation, recent and future economic conditions, including turmoil in the financial and credit markets, the effectiveness of our planned advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, our ability to contain costs, disruptions in the supply chain, including, but not limited to those caused by port disruptions, disruptions due to weather patterns, our future capital needs and our ability to obtain financing, our ability to protect our trademarks, our ability to integrate acquired businesses, trademarks, trade names and licenses, our ability to predict consumer preferences and changes in fashion trends and consumer acceptance of both new designs and newly introduced products, the termination or non-renewal of any material license agreements to which we are a party, changes in the costs of raw materials, labor and advertising, our ability to carry out growth strategies including expansion in international and direct-to-consumer retail markets, the effectiveness of our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions which are subject to change at any time at our discretion, potential cyber risk and technology failures which could disrupt operations or result in a data breach, the level of consumer spending for apparel and other merchandise, our ability to compete, exposure to foreign currency risk and interest rate risk, the impact to our business resulting from the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union and the uncertainty surrounding the terms and conditions of such a withdrawal, as well as the related impact to global stock markets and currency exchange rates; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity and armed conflict, actions of activist investors and the cost and disruption of responding to those actions, and other factors set forth in Perry Ellis’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those risks and uncertainties detailed in Perry Ellis’ filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are valid only as of the date they were made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise.

Contact:

Annette Ramos
Investor Relations
305-873-1488
Annette.ramos@pery.com

Source: Perry Ellis International, Inc./globenewswire

Perry Ellis International to host Q2 2018 results conference call on Thursday, August 24, 2017

MIAMI, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today (Aug. 10, 2017) that the Company will release its financial results for the second quarter on Thursday, August 24, 2017 before the market opens. The Company will sponsor a conference call to discuss these results the same day at 9:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. CT; 7:00 a.m. MT; 6:00 a.m. PT).

To access the live broadcast, please visit the investor relations section on the Company’s homepage at http://www.pery.com.

A Digital Replay of the conference call will be available for ten days, starting two hours after its completion, and can be accessed by dialing toll-free 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and give the conference I.D. #7131696.

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.

CONTACT:

Annette Ramos
305-592-2830

Source:Perry Ellis International, Inc./globenewswire

Perry Ellis International adds boy’s flip flops and slippers into its Perry Ellis men’s and boy’s casual footwear line

MIAMI, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today (July 24, 2017) it is rounding out its license agreement with ACI International by further extending the men’s and boy’s casual footwear line into boy’s flip flops and slippers under the Perry Ellis® trademark in the U.S. and Canada. The license complements the Company’s interest in showcasing its diverse portfolio of brands to customers of all ages in new and exciting ways.

The Perry Ellis collection will be distributed in department stores and family footwear chains with a product launch in Spring 2018.

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. 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 expand our collaboration with ACI International.  We currently have a license agreement with them for Perry Ellis men’s and boy’s dress, casual and sport footwear categories.  This new license rounds out the total footwear business,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

“We have worked closely with the team at Perry Ellis over these past 10 years to build together a very successful dress and casual footwear business for men and boys.  We are excited to now have the opportunity to work on other important categories with flip flops and slippers,” said Steve Jackson, CEO of ACI International.

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 ACI International
Headquartered in Los Angeles, ACI International has been a leading manufacturer, distributer and marketer of men’s women’s and children’s footwear brands for over 40 years.  Focused on building footwear brands for long-term growth and stability, ACI International successfully designs and markets athletic as well as casual/fashion brands throughout all channels of retail distribution.  Visit www.acifootwear.com for more information.

Contact:

Maria Folyk-Kushneir
maria.folyk-kushneir@pery.com
212-536-5718

Steven Jackson
sjackson@aciint.com
1-800-421-0720

Source:  Perry Ellis International, Inc. /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 entered into license agreement for eyewear under the Rafaella™ brand

MIAMI, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today (June 5, 2017) it has entered into a license agreement with i-deal Optics Holding, Inc. granting rights to design and distribute ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and readers under the Rafaella™ brand in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The new line will be distributed in optical retail stores and other accounts with a product launch scheduled for Spring 2018.

Rafaella is the brand women rely on for fashion that fits and flatters her shape, her sense of style, her life. Since 1982 the brand has managed to successfully dispel the one-size or “one-shape” fits all mindset by offering innovation in fit technique and fashion that is figure-flattering for a wide variety of body types and sizes. Rafaella believes that looking great, means feeling great and by celebrating a woman’s individual shape and style, they make it easy for her to feel her most confident and beautiful. This philosophy is epitomized in the, “Fitting is believing” maxim it lives by today.

“We look forward to our partnership with i-deal Optics and to bringing to our loyal consumers eyewear that captures the spirit and femininity of the Rafaella woman. We are delighted to extend the global reach of this iconic brand,” remarked George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

“The Rafaella brand aligns perfectly with our strategy and desire to partner with a brand that combines fashion and comfort with a strong value proposition. Rafaella’s use of color, embellishment and pattern transfer seamlessly to the optical category and fills a white space opportunity to offer the consumer stylish frames to complement her personal look,” commented Michael Feldman, President of i-deal Optics.

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 i-deal Optics Holding, Inc.
​i-deal Optics is a leading wholesaler of eyewear and sunwear. ​The company specializes in filling the needs of the eyewear market with innovation, quality and style.
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i-deal Optics continually works with their manufacturing partners to produce the highest quality, fully featured, and best finished frames at the most controlled price points possible. The consistency they deliver year after year, along with unrivaled service, makes up the complete package their customers deserve. It is their goal to be the eyewear company that people choose to do business with again and again.

Contact:

Pamela Fields
Pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Michael Feldman
feld23@i-dealoptics.com
248-548-7289​

Source: Perry Ellis International, Inc./globenewswire

Perry Ellis International partners with Wolf Company for men’s apparel and accessories under Cubavera® trademark in Mexico

MIAMI, 2017-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today (May 30, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Wolf Company S.A. de C.V. for men’s apparel and accessories under the Cubavera® trademark in Mexico.  The collection will be available in department and specialty stores, and is planned to launch in Fall 2017.

Cubavera represents the joy, vibrancy, and color of Cuba’s unique flavor of Latin culture that inspires and fascinates.  Its heritage comes from the guayabera, an elegant casual tropical linen shirt. Cubavera transformed this symbol of Cuban ingenuity into a collection of men’s apparel and accessories with authentic Latin roots and broad consumer appeal.

Everything at Cubavera is designed to invite consumers to Live the Good Life ™, the Cubavera way.  The Cubavera “good life” is all about looking great, feeling cool, and putting a little ritmo and tropical sabor into every day. It is a brand for people who like to express themselves: with color, pasión, relaxed and put-together-style, natural charm and confidence.

“We are enthusiastic about working with Wolf Company.  This collaboration is consistent with our initiatives to expand the Cubavera brand and we look forward to marketing the brand to a new and expanded generation of consumers in Mexico,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

Jose Enrique Aguilar Gonzales, Brand Manager of Wolf Company S.A. de C.V., stated, “We are excited to partner with Cubavera and Perry Ellis International.  We will be offering the Mexican market the heritage and Latin flavor of Cubavera, which we are confident will continue to engage the Mexican consumer. Cubavera perfectly adapts to the great cultural and natural wealth of Mexico, its beaches, resort areas and holiday destinations of great importance in the world.

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 Wolf Company S.A. de C.V.
Wolf Company S.A. is a 100% Mexican company with more than 40 years in the market and presence in the most important boutiques and department stores in Mexico.  Wolf Company S.A. is the pioneer in the manufacturing and development of the authentic Yucatan guayabera.  The company’s collections combine fashion, tradition, elegance and freshness in our product.

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

Jose Enrique Aguilar Gonzales
enrique.aguilar@guayabera.com.mx
011-52-01-999-981-5842 Ext 118

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International to webcast its Annual Shareholder Meeting on Tuesday, June 13th

MIAMI, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) will webcast its Annual Shareholder Meeting to the general public on Tuesday, June 13th, beginning at 11:00 AM (Eastern). The webcast can be accessed live via the link below or on the Investor Relations section of the Perry Ellis International website located at http://www.pery.com.

An archive of the webcast will be available for two weeks following the live event.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement
We caution readers that the forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical facts) in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations rather than historical facts and they are indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “budget,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guidance,” “indicate,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possibly,” “potential,” “predict,” “probably,” “proforma,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” or “will” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon and similar words or phrases or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Perry Ellis’ strategic operating review, growth initiatives and internal operating improvements intended to drive revenues and enhance profitability, the implementation of Perry Ellis’ profitability improvement plan and Perry Ellis’ plans to exit underperforming, low growth brands and businesses. We have based such forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control. These factors include: general economic conditions, a significant decrease in business from or loss of any of our major customers or programs, anticipated and unanticipated trends and conditions in our industry, including the impact of recent or future retail and wholesale consolidation, recent and future economic conditions, including turmoil in the financial and credit markets, the effectiveness of our planned advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, our ability to contain costs, disruptions in the supply chain, including, but not limited to these caused by port disruptions, disruptions due to weather patterns, our future capital needs and our ability to obtain financing, our ability to protect our trademarks, our ability to integrate acquired businesses, trademarks, trade names and licenses, our ability to predict consumer preferences and changes in fashion trends and consumer acceptance of both new designs and newly introduced products, the termination or non-renewal of any material license agreements to which we are a party, changes in the costs of raw materials, labor and advertising, our ability to carry out growth strategies including expansion in international and direct-to-consumer retail markets; the effectiveness of our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions which are subject to change at any time at our discretion, potential cyber risk and technology failures which could disrupt operations or result in a data breach, the level of consumer spending for apparel and other merchandise, our ability to compete, exposure to foreign currency risk and interest rate risk, the impact to our business resulting from the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union and the uncertainty surrounding the terms and conditions of such a withdrawal, as well as the related impact to global stock markets and currency exchange rates; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity and armed conflict, actions of activist investors and the cost and disruption of responding to those actions, and other factors set forth in Perry Ellis’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those risks and uncertainties detailed in Perry Ellis’ filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are valid only as of the date they were made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise.

Contact:
Annette Ramos
305-592-2830

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International signs distribution agreement for Original Penguin by Munsingwear® men’s apparel in South Africa

MIAMI, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today (April 17, 2017) that it has entered into an agreement with Sector Apparel Group for the distribution of An Original Penguin by Munsingwear® men’s apparel in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.  These iconic products will be available in department stores and independent retailers as well as online and are planned to launch in Spring 2017.

Original Penguin offers a full range of apparel and accessories fit for the modern urbanite. Bringing together classic American sportswear and contemporary fashion with a heritage of craftsmanship.​ Original Penguin pays homage to its iconic brand heritage, having been adored by countless originals for more than 60 years. A strong influence of humor, fun and attention to detail can be seen in each of its products.  Original Penguin has created significant social momentum from its philanthropic social campaigns, music festival sponsorships, and Original Tracks music series as well as being a top pick among celebrities and influencers. Original Penguin ​is​ style over fashion and originality over everything.

“We are delighted to welcome Sector Apparel Group to the Original Penguin family. Working with Sector Apparel Group will not only leverage the equity of this powerful brand but also continue our strategic initiative to expand our global reach,” stated George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

Sean Fenger, Director of Sector Apparel Group said, “Sector Apparel is very excited to begin its association with Original Penguin. It is a great fit with the existing brands within our portfolio. Original Penguin is enjoying excellent growth in many international markets, and we are excited at the opportunity the brand presents in the Southern African market.”

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 Sector Apparel Group 
Sector Apparel established in 2000 is a leading distributor of Branded Apparel clothing in Southern Africa. Sector currently distributes Lee Jeans, Wrangler, The North Face, Fox Racing, Volcom, and O’Neill in these markets.

Contact:

Anthony Pessok (EMEA)
00 353 1 405 3840
Anthony.Pessok@pery.com

Sean Fenger
+27 31 3131 400
sean.f@sectorgroup.co.za

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

Perry Ellis International to announce its Fiscal 2017 4Q and year end financial results on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MIAMI, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today (March 1, 2017) that the Company will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year end on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 before the market opens. The Company will sponsor a conference call to discuss these results the same day at 9:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. CDT; 7:00 a.m. MDT; 6:00 a.m. PDT).

To access the live broadcast, please visit the investor relations section on the Company’s homepage at http://www.pery.com.

A Digital Replay of the conference call will be available for ten days, starting two hours after its completion, and can be accessed by dialing toll-free 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and give the conference I.D. #1010567.

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.

CONTACT:

Annette Ramos
Investor Relations
305-592-2830

Source:  Perry Ellis International, Inc. /globenewswire

Perry Ellis International and Roffe Accessories collaborate for Rafaella Handbags and Accessories

MIAMI, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. announced today ( Feb. 16, 2017 ) it has entered into a license agreement with Roffe Accessories, Inc. granting rights to design and distribute handbags, small leather goods, cold weather accessories, hats, scarves and cover-ups under the Rafaella™ brand in the US and Canada.  The new line will be distributed in department stores, specialty retail stores and online with a product launch scheduled for Fall 2017.

Rafaella™ is the brand women rely on for fashion that fits and flatters her shape, her sense of style, her life.  Since 1982, Rafaella has focused on understanding the needs of the modern woman who leads an on-the-go lifestyle. With this in mind, Rafaella offers apparel that has superior fit, that feels good, and that goes easily from day to night, work to play. Staying in step with what’s on-trend, Rafaella makes it easy to create looks that inspire and empower today’s woman, whether she’s a petite or plus size.

“Our ability to offer a wide-range of women remarkable quality, fit and figure-flattering fashion across many product categories and classifications has added to the success of the Rafaella brand,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.  “We are excited to collaborate with Roffe on this project.”

“We are thrilled to add Rafaella to our portfolio of brands,” remarked Roffe Accessories, Inc.’s President, Murray Roffe. “We have developed a great collection of fashion handbags and accessories that exemplify the core values of the Rafaella brand: sophisticated styling, innovative design, quality fabrics and functional benefits.”

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 USA Apparel Group
Roffe Accessories is a men’s and women’s wholesale apparel company located in New York City. Founded in 1989 by Murray Roffe, Roffe Accessories started as a neckwear and accessory company and diversified its business in 2002 into men’s and women’s apparel. Today Roffe Accessories is one of the leaders in the industry and is known for its innovations in both men’s and women’s apparel and accessories.

Roffe Accessories designs and markets to the luxury market in men’s and women’s woven shirts, belts, wallets, scarves and neckwear under several brands that include Duchamp, XMI, Bermuda Style, and 1 like no other. We are also proud to license brands such as English Laundry, Haines and Bonner, Nicole Miller and Beau Brummel.

Contact:
Pamela Fields
Pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Paul Toscano
ptoscano@roffeaccessories.com
212-213-1440 Ext. 717

Source: Perry Ellis International, Inc./globenewswire

Perry Ellis International announces the appointment of David Rattner as CFO

MIAMI, 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today (February 6, 2017) the appointment of David Rattner as Chief Financial Officer of Perry Ellis International, Inc., reporting to Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO & President of Perry Ellis International. David brings over 20 years of financial experience from Elizabeth Arden, most recently serving as VP Finance and Corporate Controller. Anita Britt announced her retirement from the company effective March 31, 2017 and will ensure the transition of the CFO office is seamless.

“We are pleased to welcome David to Perry Ellis International and expect his breadth of experience will be a critical element as we enter the growth mode of our 5 point growth and profitability plan,” commented Oscar Feldenkreis. “We thank Anita for her eight years of contributions at Perry Ellis.  She has been instrumental in assisting Perry Ellis to drive gross margin expansion, expense savings and inventory turns.  Anita has built a solid finance team and with her help we anticipate a smooth transition over the next few months.”

Anita Britt stated, “I am proud of my time at Perry Ellis and feel fortunate to have worked with George and Oscar Feldenkreis and the entire organization.  Perry Ellis is a unique company with powerful brands and a strong operating platform.  I look forward to supporting David in his new role and to ensure a smooth transition.”

“I am thrilled to join the talented Perry Ellis team and believe the potential for growth and value creation is tremendous,” said Mr. Rattner.  “These are both exciting and challenging times in the apparel industry, which present real opportunities for a company like Perry Ellis , with its strong portfolio of brands and its focus on delivering innovative retail experience to its customers and consumers.”

Mr. Rattner holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Florida and is a certified public accountant.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement
We caution readers that the forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical facts) in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations rather than historical facts and they are indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “budget,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guidance,” “indicate,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possibly,” “potential,” “predict,” “probably,” “proforma,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” or “will” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon and similar words or phrases or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Perry Ellis’ strategic operating review, growth initiatives and internal operating improvements intended to drive revenues and enhance profitability, the implementation of Perry Ellis’ profitability improvement plan and Perry Ellis’ plans to exit underperforming, low growth brands and businesses. We have based such forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control.  These factors include: general economic conditions, a significant decrease in business from or loss of any of our major customers or programs, anticipated and unanticipated trends and conditions in our industry, including the impact of recent or future retail and wholesale consolidation, recent and future economic conditions, including turmoil in the financial and credit markets, the effectiveness of our planned advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, our ability to contain costs, disruptions in the supply chain, including, but not limited to these caused by port disruptions, our future capital needs and our ability to obtain financing, our ability to protect our trademarks, our ability to integrate acquired businesses, trademarks, trade names and licenses, our ability to predict consumer preferences and changes in fashion trends and consumer acceptance of both new designs and newly introduced products, the termination or non-renewal of any material license agreements to which we are a party, changes in the costs of raw materials, labor and advertising, our ability to carry out growth strategies including expansion in international and direct-to-consumer retail markets; the effectiveness of our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions which are subject to change at any time at our discretion, potential cyber risk and technology failures which could disrupt operations or result in a data breach, the level of consumer spending for apparel and other merchandise, our ability to compete, exposure to foreign currency risk and interest rate risk, the impact to our business resulting from the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union and the uncertainty surrounding the terms and conditions of such a withdrawal, as well as the related impact to global stock markets and currency exchange rates; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity and armed conflict, actions of activist investors and the cost and disruption of responding to those actions, and other factors set forth in Perry Ellis’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those risks and uncertainties detailed in Perry Ellis’ filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are valid only as of the date they were made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise.

Contact:

Allison Malkin
ICR
203-682-8225

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

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. 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 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.

Contact:

Alberto Maduro
Alberto.Maduro@pery.com
305-873-1331

Ilan Segman
Ilan@morelsa.com
011-507-445-2222

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International director Jane E. DeFlorio appointed to DDR’s Board of Directors

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) today (Jan 31, 2017) announced that Jane E. DeFlorio, lead independent director of Perry Ellis International, Inc., has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Ms. DeFlorio is a seasoned investment banker who has extensive experience advising mid- to large-cap retail and e-commerce clients on shareholder value creation strategies, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, and product and market expansion initiatives. Ms. DeFlorio was a former managing director in the U.S. Retail and Consumer Investment Banking Group with Deutsche Bank Securities. Prior to her time at Deutsche Bank, Ms. DeFlorio served as an executive director in investment banking at UBS, where she advised a wide range of mid- to large-cap retail and consumer clients. Previously, she served as a vice president in investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co., where she specialized in advising e-commerce companies.

In her current role at Perry Ellis, Ms. DeFlorio serves on the audit, governance and investment committees of the board.  Ms. DeFlorio also serves on several non-profit boards, including as vice chair of the Board of Trustees and chair of the audit and risk committee at The New School University, and as a member of the board of governors at The Parsons School of Design. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from Harvard University.

“We are extremely pleased to have Jane join our board. Given her diverse background in finance and retail, Jane will be a valuable resource for both the board and management in this rapidly evolving retail environment,” said Tom August, president and chief executive officer of DDR.

Terrence R. Ahern, chairman of the board, added, “DDR is intently focused on assisting our tenants to provide the best retail experience for their customers.  One way we do this is by attracting persons with deep retailing expertise to both our board and management team.  Jane is exactly the type of retail professional to fill that role and we are excited for her to join us.”

About DDR Corp.

DDR is an owner and manager of 319 value-oriented shopping centers representing 106 million square feet in 35 states and Puerto Rico.  The Company’s assets are concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable population and high growth potential and its portfolio is actively managed to create long-term shareholder value. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DDR. Additional information about the Company is available at www.ddr.com.

Contact:

Toll-Free Phone: 877-CALL-DDR
Phone: 216-755-5500
Fax: 216-755-1500

SOURCE: DDR Corp.