We are looking for talented people to be a part of our Retail Store Teams. If you have a love for fashion, a thirst for knowledge, and enjoy working with people, this is the place for you.
Perry Ellis International has close to 60 retail store locations across the country. Our brands include Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, and Cubavera. Our stores provide outgoing, hard working individuals with a strong customer service background the ability to create an extraordinary customer experience while learning about the retail apparel industry. We value an inclusive workplace that drives growth, success, performance and creativity.
We are looking for customer service oriented associates that thrive in a team environment. Sound like you? Get started and search below!
Wonder what it’s like to work here? Read below what our team has to say!
I have been with Perry Ellis International for almost 15 years! I started as a Store Manager in Camarillo then transferred to San Diego, CA for a new store opening. After opening several stores and being promoted to Area Manager for the CA stores, I am now the Market Manager for the Perry Ellis brand. I have been fortunate to work with a great team and still work with many of those same employees today.
To be successful in the store it’s easy - Love what you do, learn everyday, treat everyone with respect, practice the 4 impressions we teach everyday, and volunteer to help as much as possible. Having a positive attitude and ambition gets you far.
I love the people I work with and I love the people I work for. My co-workers are like family to me and everyone has always treated me with nothing but love and respect. I wouldn't change it for the world.
I have been the Store Manager at the Perry Ellis store in El Paso, Texas for ten years. There are many things I love about working for Perry Ellis International but two things really stand out. First, Being an ex-baseball coach, I love teaching and developing co-workers to become not only exceptional employees but exceptional human beings. What I teach here will not only help them in their career with Perry Ellis International but also in their everyday life and future. My greatest accomplishment has been having former employees come in and tell me how well they are doing as a manager of their own store, a teacher, police officer or an attorney in a firm where they are utilizing the customer service and social skills they acquired while working for us.
What I love about working here is meeting so many new customers who through the years have become friends. I love knowing that they keep coming back not only because we help them find what they are looking for with our honest opinions and knowledge but also because they are treated with great respect, sincerity and feel appreciated.
There is no typical day at Perry Ellis. Customers are constant but situations and needs are different. Smiles and appreciation are also a daily occurrence. Freight comes in daily and we enjoy seeing and trying on the new styles.
I’ve been working with Perry Ellis International since 2013. I was hired as an Assistant Manager and after two years promoted to be the Store Manager.
A typical day for me involves first knowing my sales numbers then making a plan to drive sales throughout the day by communicating this information with the team. Prioritizing and motivation is the key to execute the plan. Above all, customers are always first and it’s my responsibility to ensure that we’re delivering a positive and memorable shopping experience at all times. I enjoy assisting customers to find the perfect fit, styles, and outfits for their special occasions. It always feels so good to see the smiles on their faces when they love how they look.
The best advice that I’ve received and truly believe in is “action creates opportunity”. During my first year as a Store Manager I was able to achieve and surpass the store sales goals for the year by 6.5%.
I enjoy spending time with my family, taking morning jogs, going to the movies, and getting involved with Fashion Arts.
I am the Store Manager of the Original Penguin store in Sawgrass Mills and have been working for Perry Ellis International since 2012. I’ve had the honor to work at three different locations within the company and was able to learn and grow from each experience.
I love everything about working for this great company. Here you have the opportunity to be yourself, learn, develop, grow and become whoever you would like to be. I love that I`m able to train, teach, coach different groups of people and help them become better in what they do, most of them have grown in their role and now are Managers and Assistant Managers. I have the pleasure to interact with people from around the world every day and that they return and remember me by my name, that is something splendid!
I like to make sure that we’ve done everything in our power to make and even surpass the store goal. We interact with every single visitor we have in the store and make sure that they get to know our brand and feel welcomed and appreciated. Everyday we work together as a team to be the best we can be.
I started with Perry Ellis International working for the Original Penguin brand in 2013 as an Area Manager. Since then, I have been promoted several times into roles with more responsibilities overseeing different locations and/or brands, I even relocated with PEI. I am now the Regional Manager for the entire Original Penguin Division.
I am in stores every single day, whether it is in California or New York City. I love to work side by side with my team -provide immediate feedback and coaching. I collaborate with different departments to ensure our Original Penguin stores have the product and tools they need to be successful. I believe in empowering our Store Manages as ´Business Owners’ so they can make the best decision that will best impact their business.
The accomplishment I am most proud of is my team - to have built a high performing and successful team. I have been able to internally promote many of my associates into different managerial roles. I am also very proud that I have been promoted and have had an impact on the short term and long term strategic business decisions within the company.
I am very active outside of work. I am part of a bowling league and kickball team. I am competitive and love to play games and have game night with my friends and family. I also really love movies. I enjoy team sports, and anything else that allows me to hang out with my friends.
The best advice I have ever received while working at Perry Ellis International is that we are all one team, and when one person has success we all have success.
I have been working for Perry Ellis since 2015. Thinking back on all the advice given to me, the one that struck me the most was to enjoy what I do and take every situation as a learning experience. I love that every day is a different day at work. Interacting with different customers makes going to work something I enjoy because I never truly know what to expect.
I started as a Little in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and before graduating high school got the opportunity to work for PEI as a part-time associate. I really appreciate that Perry is so flexible with my hours because I spend a lot of time studying.
My most memorable sale was my first $1,000 sale. It was for a wedding and the couple allowed me to style the groom and all the groomsmen. This definitely gave me the confidence to play around with different styles and show customers what I think might look good on them. The couple and I built a good bond. They came to the store soon after their wedding and showed me pictures and videos. I almost cried a little! Any time I get to help someone feel good about themselves, I feel accomplished. It is really rewarding to see a customer feel their best and knowing you have something to do with it.
Outside of work and school, I spend a lot of time taking pictures, watching movies, and trying out new restaurants.
I started as a Supervisor and was quickly promoted to Assistant Store Manager after 7 months, I feel this has been my biggest accomplishment. The best advice I have received during my time here is to follow my dreams and never give up.
My most memorable sale is one I had with a client over the phone. I met her before in the store and sold her about $2000. She lives in another country so I decided to send her pictures of our new arrivals, she was so in love with them that we did the transaction over the phone. That sale was approximately $6,400. I built a great relationship with her and now she texts me all that time "Hey Ash anything new?"
During my free time, I enjoy running at the beach, doing outdoorsy activities and reading about the new trends in fashion.
I have worked with Original Penguin since 2006 and love the brand and my team. I'm privileged to spread my love for OPG to the masses. There's a different challenge each day and I'm very appreciative that boring and monotonous moments aren't part of my job description.
During my time here I learned that it's simply Retail 101, if we're doing Retail 100 or Retail 102 we're doing it wrong; can't forget the basics. I put my all into everything I do with the intent of growing the brand and hope to continue growing with it. I'm very fortunate to not experience typical days; no two days are alike and there's ALWAYS something exciting and challenging to do in the chase for success for the team, store, and brand. A prevailing theme in each work day though is getting to know complete strangers from around the world that come in looking to us for guidance on something as important as their appearance, this is incredibly rewarding to us.
On my free time I am really into international traveling. At home I like zoning out and working with my hands fixing up old cars and old things, I also spend A LOT of time either cooking or ordering way too much food with my girlfriend.
I have been working with Perry Ellis International since 2008, I started as part-time key holder and have been promoted 5 times and currently work as a Market Manager. The overall environment, and the support we receive from each branch in the home office is amazing. The fact that I feel valued for my opinion and experience, is something I wouldn't trade for the world. We as retail store members are given every tool accessible to make a difference not only in the profitability of the stores we are given to run, but also in future decisions on product, future promotions, and processes.
My most memorable sale wasn't a very big sale. The customer came in with a rather sad story, a family member had just passed away and he was in need of a suit for a funeral. After about an hour, he broke down and told me how much it meant to him that I took the time to really get to know his needs, and just listen to him. He left with a whole outfit, and promised to return. Six short years later, he is still a very loyal customer of Perry Ellis and we meet once a month for coffee. It's so memorable for me, because although he was "just a customer" by offering truly good service to him we were able to build a strong relationship.
During my free time I love to read and learn. Family is huge for me, so any free chance I get I like to spend it with them. I also have a small dog who I am absolutely obsessed with and love to take him to the park and play.
To anyone applying, if you are looking for a company to work for who fosters diversity, encourages growth and pushes you to be the best version of yourself; you've found it at Perry Ellis International.