PEI Licensing, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Bespoke Fashion LLC, to design, manufacture and distribute men’s neckwear under the Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, John Henry and Axist brand names.
President and COO of Perry Ellis International Oscar Feldenkreis commented, “We are extremely pleased to once again have the opportunity to work with Danielle Mandelbaum, CEO of Bespoke Fashion, a former licensing partner with Superba and expert in the men’s neckwear industry.”
Under the agreement, Bespoke will distribute product to each of the brands’ current retail customers beginning January 2013.
“We are thrilled to partner with Perry Ellis International to create beautiful, quality neckwear for a multitude of its industry-leading brands. It is an exciting time at PEI and we are so grateful to be a part of it,” commented Danielle Mandelbaum CEO of Bespoke Fashion, LLC.A top-level team has been assembled by Ms. Mandelbaum who will partner with the Perry Ellis International design staff and assist in defining each brand’s aesthetic with fresh and relevant designs. Both companies are excited about the creative collaboration and look forward to the launch of these new neckwear lines. 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(R), Original Penguin(R) by Munsingwear(R),Jantzen(R), Laundry by Shelli Segal(R), C&C California(R), Rafaella(R), Ben Hogan(R), Grand Slam(R), Savane(R), Axist(R), Manhattan(R), Farah(R),Cubavera(R), the Havanera Co.(R), Centro(R), Solero(R), John Henry(R), Munsingwear(R), Natural Issue(R), Pro Player(R), Axis(R), Tricots St. Raphael(R), Gotcha(R), Girl Star(R), MCD(R), Mondo di Marco(R), Redsand(R), Anchor Blue(R) and Miller's Outpost(R). The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike(R) and Jag(R) for swimwear, and Callaway(R), PGA TOUR(R) and Champions Tour(R) for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com. About Bespoke Fashion LLC Bespoke is a boutique accessories company led by industry veterans. It is dedicated to creating products of the highest quality by partnering with the finest fabric producers in Italy and England. In addition to producing accessories via third party licenses, Bespoke also works with companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s to create their private label accessories.