(Filed Under wholesale Classic Slippers/Shoes News). Perry Ellis International has signed a licensing agreement with SG Footwear, Inc., to design manufacture and distribute men's slippers under the trademarked Perry Ellis and Perry Ellis Portfolio brands. The line will be available throughout the U.S. and Canada, and will be sold at the same distribution channel as the Perry Ellis Collection, which includes leading department stores such as Macy's, Dillard's and Belk's. First shipments will be for fall 2009.
“We are very excited about partnering with a great brand such as Perry Ellis, one of the most iconic brands in menswear,” said Bernard Leifer, president and CEO of SG Footwear — one of the largest designers, producers and marketers of athletic, casual and beachwear footwear, as well as soft sole slippers. “This is a wonderful opportunity to add to our portfolio of licensed brands at the department store channel.”
Oscar Feldenkreis, president and CEO of Perry Ellis International said: “This is a great opportunity to extend the Perry Ellis brand to another complementary category with a licensee that clearly interprets the essence of Perry Ellis lifestyle. We look forward to a great partnership with such an industry leader as SG Footwear.”
Perry Ellis' collections include styles for men, women and children's apparel, including swimwear and activewear. SG Footwear's products are sold under licensed brands including Izod, Dockers, Gold Toe and Maidenform.
For further information, contact Francisco Hoffman at Perry Ellis investor relations at (305) 873-1365.
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