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October 9, 2023
Perry Ellis International has expanded its strategic licensing partnership with ACI International, a manufacturer and marketer of footwear in the U.S. and Canada. This collaboration marks the continuation of PEI's long-standing, 16-year relationship with the current Perry Ellis footwear manufacturer, this time focusing on men's and boys' footwear collections under the iconic Original Penguin brand. The debut of these designs is slated for 2024.
PEI and ACI International will use classic Penguin designs while infusing new concepts. In addition, they will launch a line of a performance tennis and pickleball line of footweary.
"Our collaboration with ACI International signifies a significant step in expanding the Original Penguin brand with a leader in the footwear category," says Oscar Feldenkreis, president, chief executive officer, Perry Ellis International. "We look forward to growing this classic American brand while offering our customers an exciting range of options."
"We could not be more excited to be working with the team from Perry Ellis International to maximize the potential of the Original Penguin brand in the footwear category,” says Lance Jackson, representative, ACI International.
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