SOURCE: Total Luxury Group, Inc.

October 04, 2007 14:35 ET

Pony Signs New York Knicks First Round Draft Pick Wilson Chandler

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2007) - Pony International announced today that they have signed an endorsement agreement with Wilson Chandler, the New York Knicks 2007 first round draft pick, for the re-launch of its performance basketball line for fall 2007.

"Wilson will be an excellent complement to the legacy of athletes that have endorsed Pony over the years," Kevin Wulff, Pony's President and CEO said. "He is an incredible talent with a knack for exciting fans with his dynamic athletic ability."

"Many experts consider Chandler to be the steal of the 2007 draft. An extremely promising hybrid-forward standing at 6'8", he is a powerhouse with rare athleticism," says Colin Brickley, Pony's Public Relations and Sports Marketing Director.

"He plays with a combination of passion, poise, and precision," says Chris Grier Luchey of CGL Sports, Chandler's agent. "He is definitely the perfect caliber of player to create excitement around a legendary brand like Pony."

"Wilson will be featured in a national advertising campaign that launches in October," said Benjamin Woo, Vice President of Marketing for Pony. "The campaign will run in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, SLAM, STACK, Complex, and many others."

"I couldn't be more excited to wear Pony's on and off the court in New York," says Chandler, a consensus All Big East selection as a freshman at DePaul University. "Pony is a classic brand and I am honored to be wearing the Chevron."

The re-launch of Pony's basketball line will include the City Wings '08, Starter Mid '08 and the Quix, athletic shoes that blend esthetic style and authentic performance features while maintaining their old-school attitude.

Pony was founded in 1972 and quickly became one the most distinctive sports brands in the world. Among the many athletes who wore Pony shoes were Pele, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, David Thompson, Darryl Dawkins, Spud Webb, Dan Marino, Lawrence Taylor, Reggie Jackson, and Tracy Austin. Pony is a designer, distributor, and marketer of high performance and casual athletic footwear and apparel for men, women, and children utilizing the tagline "All Time."


About Total Luxury Group, Inc.

Total Luxury Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLEI) subsidiary, International Apparel Group, Inc., has recently signed an exclusive licensing agreement for the Pony label for all Men's and Young Men's apparel products, which covers the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Pursuant to the terms of the license agreement, IAG will develop active wear and lifestyle apparel products featuring the Pony name and chevron logo, as well as a line of vintage Pony apparel products.

In July of 2006, Total Luxury Group, Inc. acquired International Apparel Group, Inc., an apparel holding company. Through this subsidiary Total Luxury Group, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of apparel to retailers and distributors worldwide through licensing and/or distribution agreements with the following brands: Pony, GC by Garth Cabral, Huk-A-Poo, and Y Brands, Inc., which holds the licenses for Y Chrome and Type-Y. The company has also had private label development programs with Converse, Inc. and Randy Moss Clothing.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release and in any documents incorporated by reference herein, the words "expects," "will" and similar expressions identify certain of such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance, or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed, or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on factors which are, in many instances, beyond the Company's control. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive, and other factors affecting the Company and its operations; and other risk factors. TLEI cautions that the foregoing factors are not exclusive. TLEI assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

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