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Perry Ellis International

Designer of clothing for men and women.

3000 NW 107th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172
Employees: 2,700
CEO: George Feldenkreis
Stock Symbol: PERY

Website: http://www.perryelliscorporate.com

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Perry Ellis International is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of apparel and accessories for men and women. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear 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®, Centro®, Munsingwear®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, Natural Issue®, Pro Player®, the Havanera Co.®, Gotcha®, MCD®, John Henry®, Mondo di Marco®, Redsand®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Farah®, Anchor Blue®, Miller's Outpost®, Tahoe River Outfitters®, Original Khaki Company® and Techworks®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, Champions Tour® and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel.

Apparel is distributed through regional, national and international department stores, national and regional chain stores, mass merchants, green grass (i.e., golf related) and other specialty stores, and corporate wear distributors throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Kingdom. Macy's, Dillard's, Belk, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kohl's, Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney are just a few of the company's retail partners.

The company also sells directly to consumers via company-owned retail stores and e-commerce websites. It also licenses proprietary brands to third parties for the manufacturing and marketing of various products in categories or territories in which it has no direct business operations, including men's and women's footwear, fragrances, underwear, formalwear, loungewear, eyewear, watches, home fashion and apparel in over 50 countries.

Total revenue for fiscal 2014 was $912 million, down from $970 million the previous year.


George Feldenkreis, a Cuban attorney whose parents emigrated from Russia, came to the United States in 1961 with just $700 in his pocket. In 1967, after working as a manufacturer's representative for companies based in Asia, he leveraged those connections and launched a small wholesale apparel company called Supreme International to import guayaberas -- the pleated, four-pocket shirts which are one of the most authentic symbols of Latin culture.

During the next decade, Supreme International expanded into sport shirts and began producing original designs. George's son, Oscar, joined Supreme in 1980. He encouraged his father to transform the business model in favor of branded apparel and multi-channel distribution, and in 1990 the company launched its first major brand, Natural Issue.

In 1988 George's daughter, Fanny, joined the company and in 1993 Supreme went public, paving the way for additional acquisitions and further expansion. In 1996, the company acquired the rights to the Munsingwear label and its well-known penguin logo. The sweater maker Crossings was added in 1997, and in 1999 the John Henry, Manhattan, and Lady Manhattan labels enhanced the company's growing brand portfolio.

The company's rapid expansion was a harbinger of bigger things to come. In April 1999, Supreme acquired Perry Ellis International, which fashion designer Perry Ellis had formed in 1978 to control the licensing of his name. Supreme changed its name to Perry Ellis International and its stock symbol to PERY.


- Excellent compensation package
- Management Incentive Performance Plan
- 401(k)
- Profit sharing
- Medical, dental and vision benefits
- Life insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability benefits for management
- Excellent training and leadership development program
- Vacation

Updated March 29, 2015