Perry Ellis International, founded in 1967, is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel and accessories. We are one of the largest apparel companies in the world with a portfolio consisting of nationally and internationally recognized lifestyle brand names, some of which have a heritage dating back over 100 years.
We sell our products under our owned global brands, licensed brands and private retailer labels. Our owned brands include legacy brands Perry Ellis® and Original Penguin ® by Munsingwear ® ("Original Penguin") as well as Ben Hogan ®, Cubavera ®, Farah ®, Grand Slam ®, Jantzen ®, Laundry by Shelli Segal ®, Rafaella ® and Savane ®. We license the Callaway Golf® brand, PGA TOUR® brand, and Jack Nicklaus® brand for golf apparel and the Nike® brand for swimwear and accessories. In 2017, we announced that we will introduce Guy Harvey branded apparel and accessories, under a license, beginning in 2019.
We have four reportable segments - Men's Sportswear and Swim, Women's Sportswear, Direct-to-Consumer, and Licensing - and we have a strategically diversified global distribution network focused on leading department stores, company-operated retail stores, specialty stores and select licensing partners. We distribute our products primarily to wholesale customers that represent all major levels of retail distribution including department stores, national and regional chain stores, mass merchants, specialty stores, sporting goods stores, the corporate wear market, e-commerce, as well as clubs and independent retailers, in North America and Europe. Our largest customers include Walmart Stores Inc., which includes Sam's Wholesale Club ("Sam's") (together ("Walmart")), The Marmaxx Group, Macy's, Inc. ("Macy's"), Dillard's, Inc. ("Dillard's) and Kohl's Corporation ("Kohl's").