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Perry Ellis International Enters Into a New Licensing Agreement With Bespoke Fashion for Original Penguin

MIAMI, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY), announced today that it has entered into a new license agreement with Bespoke Fashion, LLC granting rights to design and distribute Original Penguin® hosiery in the U.S. and Canada. Targeted distribution is set to mirror Original Penguin men's sportswear in better department stores such as Nordstrom's, Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Dillard's and The Bay.

This hosiery collection will feature a wide range of innovative constructions that will include fun and imaginative patterns evoking the playful nature of the brand. Modern in approach yet mindfully respectful of the rich brand heritage - the line will offer an original mix of attractive and compelling hosiery for the Original Penguin customer.

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Bespoke Fashion who has been an excellent licensing partner for Original Penguin and Perry Ellis neckwear for the past several years. We look forward to working with their team and offering exciting, original product for our customers while continuing to expand our global reach," commented Oscar Feldenkreis, President and COO of Perry Ellis International.

"We are thrilled to work with Original Penguin to bring to market an exciting offering of hosiery that reflects the unique lifestyle of this iconic brand," said Danielle Mandelbaum Anderman, CEO of Bespoke Fashion.

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 Bespoke

Founded in 2012 by industry veterans Danielle Mandelbaum Anderman, James LaQuinta and Adi Kandel, Bespoke is focused on quality products, customer service, and growth of their partners' brand development. Bespoke Fashion values both quality and creativity, and is committed to re-imagining men's neckwear and accessories.

CONTACT: For more information: Maria Folyk-Kushneir Senior Vice President of Licensing 212-536-5718 Maria.folyk-kushneir@pery.com

Source:Perry Ellis International, Inc.