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Perry Ellis International, Inc. Launches International Shipping for All Ecommerce Sites

MIAMI, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PEI) (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today that is has expanded its ecommerce reach and worldwide accessibility with the launch of international shipping on all its ecommerce sites: www.perryellis.com, www.originalpenguin.com, www.rafaellasportswear.com, www.cubavera.com and www.candccalifornia.com, provided by FiftyOne Global Ecommerce, the market leader in global ecommerce solutions.

To celebrate the global initiative, each brand site is offering free international shipping on orders of $150 USD or more from now through Saturday, March 23, 2013. Brand enthusiasts around the world can now enjoy shopping in the currency of their choice with competitive shipping costs and swift delivery times. Among the over 100 countries Perry Ellis International, Inc. now serves are Canada, Australia, Mexico, Japan and many others across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. (Countries vary by site; please refer to each specific brand page for details.)

"Our Company has a diverse portfolio of brands known and respected around the world, so it was the natural progression to offer global shipping service as we grow and elevate our ecommerce business," said Oscar Feldenkreis, president for Perry Ellis International, Inc. "Working with a proven and trustworthy international service provider like FiftyOne was one of the most important factors in providing our customers the stellar service they expect, no matter where in the world they call home."

Fast, affordable and fully-trackable, Perry Ellis International, Inc. can now ship to more than 100 countries and territories worldwide, transacting in more than 60 currencies via Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, American Express and/or China UnionPay; and the landed cost total is guaranteed at the exchange rate and duty/tax fees set when the order is placed – so customers can focus on just looking great in this season's styles. Additionally, FiftyOne gives each brand the ability to cater content by geo-location - tailoring the user experience to the interests, promotions, trends and currencies of each customer's locale.

"Retailers rely on FiftyOne to extend their online stores beyond their own borders and connect with new customers around the globe," said Michael DeSimone, CEO at FiftyOne Global Ecommerce. "We are thrilled to partner with Perry Ellis International, Inc. to deliver international customers a shopping experience that is true to each brand, yet localized to each market."

"Having this system in place allows us as a company to continue our mission to consistently innovate and deliver an Omni-channel solution across our business platforms," added Oscar Feldenkreis.

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, as well as select children's apparel. 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®, Centro®, Solero®, Munsingwear®, Savane®, Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, Natural Issue®, Pro Player®, the Havanera Co.®, Axis®, Gotcha®, Girl Star®, MCD®, John Henry®, Mondo di Marco®, Redsand®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Farah®, Anchor Blue® and Miller's Outpost®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR® and Champions Tour® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About FiftyOne

New York City-based FiftyOne is the recognized market leader in international ecommerce, operating a technology and services platform that the world's most iconic brands rely on to expand globally and transact with customers more than 100 countries and territories and more than 60 currencies worldwide. FiftyOne manages all aspects of international online retailing including: localized pricing and payment processing, landed cost calculation, customs clearance and brokerage, fraud management, logistics orchestration, and customer-experience parity. For more information, visit www.fiftyone.com.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Perry Ellis International, Marketing: Joakim Wijkstrom, CMO 305-873-1486 Perry Ellis International, Finance: Anita Britt, CFO 305-873-1488 FiftyOne: Emilie Johnson SutherlandGold Group for FiftyOne 212-905-6217 fiftyone@sutherlandgold.com

Source:Perry Ellis International, Inc.