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Perry Ellis International Announces Luggage License for Original Penguin

MIAMI, Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. ("PEI") (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today that it has entered into a new license agreement with Randa Accessories U.K. to design, manufacture and market men's luggage and associated travel bags under the Original Penguin® brand in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Original Penguin brand is a culturally iconic lifestyle brand that represents a mix of American Sportswear and contemporary fashion appealing to a style-savvy consumer that appreciates the brand's heritage, while staying culturally relevant in the global markets.

"We welcome Randa U.K.'s partnership to enhance Original Penguin's lifestyle portfolio. The luggage line further complements our strong leadership in apparel and accessories and promotes our strategic initiative to expand our global reach," commented PEI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George Feldenkreis.

Randa U.K.'s Sales Director David Chapple remarked, "Randa Accessories U.K. is delighted to be working with Original Penguin. It is a truly lifestyle brand that has great traction and positioning in the U.K., and we look forward with our specific knowledge to being able to add to the product offering."

The new luggage line will launch nationally and regionally in department stores and specialty luggage stores this Fall 2015.

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 Randa Accessories UK

Randa Accessories is a Men's Accessory Manufacturer with offices in New York, Chicago, London, Melbourne and Ontario. Founded in 1935 as a Neckwear Company, Randa acquired Humphreys Accessories Chicago in 2001, adding Belts, Wallets, and Small Leather Goods to the offer. The move into Luggage and Bags came in 2007 with the acquisition of Badanco New Jersey.

CONTACT: Anthony Pessok Managing Director, Licensing & International Development Anthony.pessok@pery.com +3531 405 3840 David Chapple Sales Director Chappled@randa.net +44 207 493 0816

Source:Perry Ellis International, Inc.