Gerry (company)

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Gerry was a manufacturer of outdoor sports gear and clothes and the brand still exists as a clothing brand. The company was founded by Gerald "Gerry" Cunningham in 1946 and was originally located in Denver, Colorado.

Around 1980 the company had a successful collection of innovative and relatively brightly colored down garments, which were selling well also outside the U.S.A. Just a few years later though the company's products seem to have largely disappeared from the market and the brand went dormant for several years.

Founder Gerald Cunningham has left the company[1] and the Gerry brand is owned by Amerex Group Inc., a New York based privately owned clothing manufacturer which also owns and is licensing several other brands. In 2002, Amerex Group Inc. started a Gerry website, a step in re-launching the brand.[2] In the same year Gerry also announced a number of sponsorship programs.[3] Since then not much effort seems to have been made to revitalize the brand and on the company's website only a few clothing products are presented.

Gerald “Gerry” Arthur Cunningham, 88, died May 15, 2010, at his home in Patagonia, Arizona. He was born February 17, 1922.

In 2010, Gerry was bought by parent company, Studio Ray, of New York City. The brand will be revamped in many categories, starting with outerwear and accessories. It is currently sold in Sports Authority. In Fall 2012, Gerry will be sold in Macy's, Dillard's, & Sports Authority. Studio Ray is housing the Gerry brand in its New York showroom, staying true to the heritage and perserving the history of the Gerry brand.

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