Perry Ellis International has licensed Tiendas por Departamento Ripley SA in Peru for men’s, women’s and children’s skate and surf sportswear under the Gotcha label. The surf-inspired brand is currently carried in Ripley’s 27 stores in Peru and the company will expand in that country as well as in Chile and Colombia.
Perry Ellis chairman and chief executive officer George Feldenkreis said: “Ripley has been a terrific retail partner for Gotcha through the years. Engaging Ripley now as one of our licensees will enhance our global reach across product categories and geographies to drive further growth and profitability.”
“We are genuinely excited to continue to bring the successful Gotcha label to our extreme sports customers and are looking forward to being a part of the Perry Ellis International licensing team,” added Ripley’s country manager, Norberto Rossi.