Perry Ellis International Announces Luggage Partnership With UGA Fashion

MIAMI, Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today that it has entered into a new license agreement with UGA Fashion S.A. de C.V. to design, manufacture and market men's and women's luggage, travel bags, back packs and travel accessories ("luggage line") under the Perry Ellis® brand in Mexico.

Perry Ellis offers a lifestyle inspired by a witty vision of American sportswear updated to address current trends, and does so with a strong focus on quality, value, comfort and innovation. Perry Ellis branded products are sold in upscale department stores and branded stores, as well as online at

"We are thrilled to partner with UGA Fashion with the addition of a Perry Ellis luggage line. This category further complements our strong leadership in apparel and accessories as well as numerous licensed product categories," commented Oscar Feldenkreis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Perry Ellis International.

"The Perry Ellis brand has strong consumer awareness and is well positioned to realize continued success in today's retail environment in Mexico. We admire the global recognition and power of the Perry Ellis brand and look forward to a fruitful partnership," said Ari Briman of UGA Fashion.

The new luggage line will launch nationally and regionally in major department stores in Liverpool and Perry Ellis retail stores in Mexico for Fall 2015.

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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®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, 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 UGA Fashion

UGA Fashion has provided the Mexican market with high quality and fashionable luggage, handbags, small leather goods, backpacks and accessories for men, women, and children for over thirty years. Their distinctive services and strong customer loyalty coupled with an ability to regionalize styling to the market's appeal makes them a leader in the Mexican accessories sector. UGA Fashion has an extensive product portfolio. It includes both licensed and proprietary brands, which enables them to offer clients products that cater to their unique styling and pricing needs. Their ever-growing portfolio includes brands such as Calvin Klein, LEE, United Colors of Benetton, Sisley, Delsey and Pierre Cardin.

CONTACT: Alberto Maduro Senior Vice President, Licensing Perry Ellis International 305-873-1331 ALBERTO.MADURO@PERY.COM UGA Fashion Ari Briman +52 (55) 5300.9287

Source:Perry Ellis International, Inc.