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Apr 30, 2018

Perry Ellis International, Inc. Announces Accessories License Agreement for Farah Brand

MIAMI, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq:PERY) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Arnold Wills and Company Ltd. for men’s accessories which include bags, luggage, small leather goods, belts, hip flasks, water bottles, mugs, braces, umbrellas, stationery, manicure kits, cufflinks, tie bars and lapel pins under the Farah® brand.  The new collection will be available in department stores and online.    

The Farah brand is rooted in rich heritage and bolstered by street credibility, leveraging creative ambassadors to drive success. For fashion-minded hipsters in East London and international artists alike, the name Farah represents a melding of bold style and solid quality that resonates with youth of all walks.  Farah products are sold internationally through major retailers and company-owned retail stores, as well as on www.Farah.co.uk.

Perry Ellis International, Inc. Chief Executive Officer & President Oscar Feldenkreis remarked, “We look forward to working with the Arnold Wills Group and align our teams, which bring years of experience, to deliver high fashion classics and coveted pieces under our heritage rich Farah brand.  Farah is a key building block in our strategy for growth and expansion.”

“We are delighted to add Farah to our portfolio of brands.  We find the heritage of the brand and its resonance with today’s fashion conscious youth to be especially appealing. We look forward to leveraging the equity and momentum of the Farah brand and to joining the Perry Ellis family,” added Phil Ash, Managing Director of Arnold Wills.

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® and Jag® 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 Arnold Wills and Company Ltd.

Founded in 1946 the Arnold Wills and Company Ltd is the leading designer and manufacturer of fashion accessories including belts, bags, small leather goods, braces and gifting.

With a turnover in excess of £20 million and employing over 150 staff at our headquarters in the Midlands, Arnold Wills is now one of the UK's biggest suppliers of men's, ladies and children's accessories with a large portfolio of customers from supermarkets to major UK high street retailers including Asos, Marks & Spencer's, Topman and Next, and various life style brands such as Barbour and Paul Smith.

Still manufacturing in our UK factory, they also have partnerships with factories in China, India and Spain producing a wide range of leather and synthetic products. With a team of designers travelling the globe in search of emerging trends, they produce a final product that is fitting for today's market and individually tailored to their customers' requirements.

Anthony Pessok
Anthony.pessok@pery.com
Tel: 3531 405 38 40

Phil Ash
Phil.ash@arnoldwills.net
+44 1527 282 4375

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Source: Perry Ellis International Inc.

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