MIAMI, April 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) confirmed today that it has entered into a license agreement with Almar Sales Co., Inc. (“Almar”) to design and distribute women’s jewelry under the Laundry by Shelli Segal® (“LBSS”) brand throughout the United States and Canada.  The day, evening and special occasion fashion jewelry collection will launch during May 2016 market and in time for Fall 2016 selling in department stores, specialty boutiques as well as online with third party platforms. 

Vibrant, confident and chic, the Laundry by Shelli Segal® collection has been shaping the way women dress for over 25 years.  The brand continues to inspire women today with iconic styling and stunning detail. Licensed categories ranging from fashion accessories to home fashions complement the core dress and swimwear classifications and position Laundry by Shelli Segal as a true lifestyle brand. 

“We are confident Almar will be a terrific partner in seamlessly translating the spirit of the Laundry by Shelli Segal woman, focusing on terrific day to night basics complemented with beautifully designed, unique, special occasion styles.  This alliance will undoubtedly continue to extend the reach of our global lifestyle brands,” remarked George Feldenkreis, chairman & chief executive officer of Perry Ellis International. 

Mara Perlmutter, President Designer Jewelry at Almar Sales Company stated, “We are excited to be partnering with Laundry by Shelli Segal, a premier contemporary RTW brand that has been well-established in the marketplace for over 25 years, to launch their fashion jewelry collection this Fall.  LBSS perfectly complements our growing portfolio of contemporary brands including Sam Edelman, The Sak, and Sakroots and provides the unique positioning and credibility of offering both special occasion and daytime collections.”

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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®, 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. Additional information on the Company is available at

About Almar Sales Company

Almar Sales Company is an international consumer products manufacturer and supplier of fashionable accessory products and cosmetics for over 45 years.  In 2012, Almar established the Designer Jewelry Division to build a licensed portfolio of leading fashion brands and introduce their jewelry collections in better department, specialty and on line channels of distribution.  Currently they design, develop and distribute the brands of Sam Edelman, The Sak, and Sakroots.

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