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Aug 13, 2018

Perry Ellis International Enters Into a New Licensing Agreement With Fashion Footwear for Havanera

MIAMI, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PERY:Nasdaq) announced today that it has entered into a new license agreement with Fashion Footwear, LLC granting rights to design and distribute Havanera™ flip flops and casual footwear for men, women, boys and girls in the U.S. and Canada.  Targeted distribution will include department and specialty stores as well as military exchanges and e-commerce with an expected launch in Spring 2019.   

Havanera is a Latin-inspired brand, blending nostalgic allure and contemporary design. We've gone back to our roots, taking authentic design inspiration from the traditional Guayabera and translated the look into relaxed, sophisticated apparel and accessories ideal for a casual lifestyle.

“We look forward to working with Fashion Footwear, LLC and offering attractive and stylish tropical product for our customers while continuing to expand our global reach,” commented Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International.

Fashion Footwear, LLC President Morris Abraham added, “We are delighted to partner with Perry Ellis International to extend our brand portfolio to include Havanera, a premier, tropical lifestyle brand.  We intend to capture the energy and excitement of Havana in our assortment of flip flops and casual footwear for the whole family.”

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®, 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® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.  Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Fashion Footwear, LLC

Fashion Footwear, LLC is a leading manufacturer and licensee of footwear brands in the United States, Canada, and other countries.  They have built strong relationships with key retailers in every type of market, and they continue to diversify and expand their brand portfolio.  Their premier brand, Wanted, is a juniors/women’s line, and can be found in all major retailers around the world.  Categories include their signature Boyfriend line of oxfords and loafers, as well as top trending sneakers, flats, sandals, boots, and booties. Current capsule collections include Rainbow and Western themed items. Fashion Footwear, LLC is the official licensee of PONY brand sneakers for men, women and kids, and will be spearheading the re-launch of the lifestyle brand in the coming months.

For more information:

PEI Contact:
Pamela Fields
Pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Fashion Footwear Contact:
Sales@wantedshoes.com

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Source: Perry Ellis International Inc.

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