Perry Ellis International has entered into a licensing agreement with Optimo Group Ltd. for the manufacture of watches under the Perry Ellis trademark.The license is for men’s, women’s and children’s watches. The agreement covers the territories of Greater China, Japan, Korea, India and throughout the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ASEAN is a 10-member regional grouping that includes Brunei; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; the Philippines; Singapore; Thailand, and Vietnam. The license also provides for the distribution of the watches in department stores, jewelry and watch specialty stores, fashion boutiques and e-commerce sites.George Feldenkreis, executive chairman of Perry Ellis, said, “Our ability to offer a full range of quality fashion items across many product categories and classifications has made Perry Ellis a successful brand and partnering with Optimo is consistent with our initiatives to expand Perry Ellis in international markets.”Alexander Meerovich, chief executive officer of Hong Kong-based Optimo Group, said, “Consumers everywhere can expect a series of timepieces which combine Optimo Group’s watchmaking strengths with Perry Ellis’ fresh sense of style.”The Perry Ellis brand includes a lifestyle sportswear collection of suit separates, mix-and-match shirts, outerwear and accessories.
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