Perry Ellis International Announces Bedding License for Perry Ellis Portfolio(R) and Laundry by Shelli Segal(R) Brands

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| Source: Perry Ellis International, Inc.

MIAMI, Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq:PERY) -- Perry Ellis International announced today that it has entered into license agreements with Perfect Fit Industries, LLC for bedding products including mattress pads, bed toppers, electric blankets, electric mattress pads and pillows for customers in the USA and Canada under the Perry Ellis Portfolio and Laundry by Shelli Segal brands.

"We are enthusiastic about working with Perfect Fit and further strengthening our relationships with our retail partners. Our significant growth provides a successful platform and the confidence to invest in new categories for an even wider profile to meet consumer needs," said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and chief operating officer of Perry Ellis International.

Targeted retailers will include home specialty chains, as well as online retailers.

"Both the Laundry by Shelli Segal and Perry Ellis Portfolio brands add strength to our brand and product portfolio," said Carmen Waite, Perfect Fit's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "We have developed apparel inspired products that are comfortable and appeal to each customer. The Laundry brand's fashion-forward styling appeals to a broad range of women and their success in prom dresses also makes it an ideal brand for back to college, while Perry Ellis Portfolio offers the perfect balance of function and fashion." 

These innovative products will be launched at New York Home Fashions Market Week in September 2014.

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®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, 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 Perfect Fit Industries, LLC

Founded in 1932, Perfect Fit Industries is a U.S.-based supplier of innovative bedding products with offices in New York, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Shanghai, China. We specialize in home products, including yarn, bed pillows, mattress pads and toppers, comforters, electric warming blankets and mattress pads, and furniture covers. Manufacturing facilities are located in New Hampshire, Georgia, North Carolina, and California, coupled with offshore sourcing capabilities. Perfect Fit is a leading supplier to the largest retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Maria Folyk-Kushneir
SVP of Licensing
Perry Ellis International, Inc.

212-536-5718

Carmen Waite
SVP of Marketing
Perfect Fit Industries, LLC
For more information about Perfect Fit visit www.PFISleep.com
704-815-2291