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.

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

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 for more information.


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Source:  Perry Ellis International, Inc. /globenewswire

Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes Reveal The Secrets Of Happy Feet

Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes decide to share their five decades of specialist shoe making knowledge by creating a new ‘how to’ guide to healthy happy feet.

As part of efforts to help keep today’s ‘on-the-go’ society on their feet, the experts at Hotter shoes have combined their in-depth knowledge of footwear design and manufacture with foot health advice to reveal top secrets to make happy feet, including:

– Shoe features to consider which actively promote comfort
– Tips for how and when to buy shoes for optimum comfort fit
– Foot health advice and suggestions from leading UK specialists
– Foot exercises to help build a healthier lifestyle
– Shoe tips for orthotics wearers

The handy guide also includes suggestions on which type of shoes to choose for a variety of health conditions including diabetes, painful heels, corns, calluses and bunions.

“There is an obvious synergy between shoes and feet. We’ve been working for decades to create the world’s most comfortable shoes and decided to share some of the knowledge we have accrued to help people make their own feet happy,” commented product design director Paul Sayers.

“Our Guide to Happy Healthy Feet combines insight from our own design team with foot health knowledge from respected professionals which should help anyone who has ever struggled to find a pair of shoes that fit well and feel comfortable”, added Paul.

With an enthusiasm and passion for comfort which runs right across the company’s design and manufacturing teams, every aspect of a Hotter shoe is given individual attention to guarantee the ultimate, lightweight comfort feel. Elements such as extra wide fitting shoes, soft leathers and padded heels can be seen straight away, but even more are discretely hidden within the footwear. Features can include extra space for toes to wiggle and flex, smooth internal seams and soles which are filled with millions of air bubbles to make them both light and shock absorbing. These comfort features are the perfect environment to create happy feet for people who are suffering from a number of foot problems and Hotter’s Happy Feet guide offers valuable, and often life improving, insight.

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