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Doug Jakubowski to Return to Perry Ellis

Most recently chief merchandising officer for Kenneth Cole, Jakubowski had served as president of the brand from 2003 to 2005.

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COMING BACK: Doug Jakubowski is returning to Perry Ellis. The Miami-based manufacturer said Monday that Jakubowski is joining the company as chief merchandising officer for the Perry Ellis brand. Most recently chief merchandising officer for Kenneth Cole Productions, Jakubowski had served as president of Perry Ellis from 2003 to 2005 before joining Kenneth Cole. In his new role, he will oversee product strategy for the Perry Ellis brand, from design and assortment to in-store merchandising. He will report to Oscar Feldenkreis, president and chief operating officer of Perry Ellis International Inc. Last week, John Crocco exited as creative director of the brand.