SOURCE: Total Luxury Group Inc.

December 14, 2007 16:10 ET

International Apparel Group, Inc. Enters Into Agreement With Leading Retail Consulting and Investment Firm

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 14, 2007) - Total Luxury Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLEI) subsidiary, International Apparel Group, Inc., has entered into a consulting agreement with POGAN Retail, a leading retail consulting and investment firm that focuses on mid-cap companies and emerging retail concepts.

Founded by Mr. Don Jones, a former executive for the GAP, Macy's, Target and Ikea, POGAN Retail specializes in sharpening the operating practices of emerging brands in new, innovative categories. POGAN's overall objective is to delve deep into their clients' inner workings to develop comprehensive plans and strategies that will enhance business operations and retail excellence.

With over 25 years of executive experience in the retail industry, Mr. Jones is an accomplished leader and has a proven track record in building retail concepts, expanding existing formats, and creating cross-functional collaborations to attain company goals. Along with his vast retail expertise, he is also widely respected throughout the private investment sector with a network that spans the country

"We are excited about our relationship with POGAN. Mr. Jones is a dynamic individual with an excellent reputation in both the retail and financial industries. We are very confident that our partnership with POGAN will enable our company to create a sustainable platform, which will drive the expansion of our existing properties into new markets and create consistent growth across all divisions," states Janon Costley, COO of Total Luxury Group, Inc.


Don Jones has had an extensive career in the retail industry. He is currently Vice-Chairman at Petals Decorative Accents, Inc., a silk flower and home furnishing tri-channel concept. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Stores and Operations at Gap, Inc., and President and Chief Executive Officer of Rufus, Inc., developing an upscale pet retail concept. In addition, he has held senior leadership roles in companies such as IKEA, Marshall Field's, Lechmere, Federated Department Stores, TJX Corporation and the May Company.

Currently, Don's leadership positions include Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of POGAN Retail, LLC, Senior Advisor for CMF Associates, a financial consultant company, and Chairman of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association Charitable and Educational Foundation (CRMAF).


POGAN Retail, LLC, based in Ridgefield, Connecticut, was founded in July of 2003.

POGAN works with management teams to maximize their brand equity through industry best practices, operating expertise and optimization strategy. POGAN's commitment to customized solutions and to the success of its clients is unsurpassed. POGAN Retail clients include:

-- Jasmine Sola, a division of New York and Company
-- Utrecht Art Supplies
-- Petals, a silk flower and decorative home accessory company
-- Liz Claiborne Outlet Division
-- Buckler, an international men's fashion company

About Total Luxury Group, Inc.

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 for the following brands: Pony, 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.

Total Luxury Group, Inc. 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.

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.

Contact Information

    International Apparel Group, Inc.
    Janon Costley
    (305) 892-6744

    Christine Johnson
    (203) 206-6149