SOURCE: Respect Your Universe, Inc.

Respect Your Universe, Inc.

July 16, 2012 09:30 ET

RYU to Be Carried in Von Maur Department Stores

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN),, is pleased to announce the expansion of their relationship with Midwest based retailer, Von Maur. After a successful launch partnership with Von Maur earlier this year for the release of the RYU Men's Spring 2012 Line, Von Maur will now carry a broader assortment of the RYU line. Men's Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 apparel and product will be featured in the Von Maur activewear assortment at 10 of their 27 stores and online at

"Our strategy has always been to work with the right partners that have the same values and goals as RYU, and our relationship with Von Maur exemplifies those values in bringing a great retail and product experience to consumers that performance and craftsmanship are important..," said RYU CEO, Christopher Martens.

Of the stores spanning 11 states, RYU will have apparel and product carried in their Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska locations. RYU apparel and other items to be available for Von Maur customers include a mixture of performance tops, shorts and pants along with t-shirts, hoodies and track jackets. Von Maur is known for their wide selection of brand-name merchandise, having an open and attractive store design and their commitment to excellent customer service and experience.

"We are excited about our partnership with RYU," said General Merchandise Manager, Kristen Anderson. "They offer a unique and fresh contrast to our current athletic assortment. RYU provides excellent product with premium quality which are principles our customer has grown to appreciate and expect."

Founded on the principles of respect, strength, honor and sustainability, and influenced by the dedication of the athlete to the ancient sport of Martial Arts, RYU's innovative premium apparel and product for both performance and lifestyle was created to inspire all athletes to achieve greatness. By producing products that are environmentally, and ethically, sound, all of RYU's apparel and products are comprised of up to 90% organic and recycled materials utilizing some of the best yarn and fabric suppliers in the world.

Through the creation of innovative apparel and products that have less of an impact on the environment, RYU's fabrics and technologies boast the attributes of Moisture Control Fabric (AIR Weave), Thermal Control Fabric (FIRE Weave), Weather Resistant Fabric (WIND Weave) and Eco-Friendly Fabric (TERRA Weave). RYU's authenticity in its apparel and products is also reflected in the design of each item containing one or more symbols from ancient Samurai iconography. 

RYU is an official sponsor of the UFC and will be visible in various elements throughout the UFC events in 2012 including logo displays and live announcements during bouts along with television promotions and placement on the UFC website including their web store. 

For more information on RYU visit or call +1-888-455-6183 ext. 101.

About Respect Your Universe
Respect Your Universe, Inc. (OTCBB: RYUN) is a premium performance apparel and equipment company rooted in and inspired by Mixed Martial Arts. Focused on the needs of the athlete, RYU brings innovative design, development and production of premium authentic performance gear with style to mixed martial artists and athlete enthusiasts worldwide. The RYU brand is based on respect, strength, honor and sustainability. Respect to the End.

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