Men's Warehouse has purchased the Joseph Abboud brand for $97.5 million, and that could mean some good news for the Abboud Clothing Factory in New Bedford. 

Joseph Abboud has been the chief creative director for Men's Warehouse since December. 

The Abboud Clothing Factory on Belleville Avenue employs 450 workers, and the manager there, Tony Sapienza tells WBSM News, the sale is a positive sign for the local factory....

The New Bedford factory will now be producing men's clothing exclusively for Men's Warehouse, which has more than 1,100 stores. 

Men's Warehouse Doug Ewert said in a statement, the Abboud brand offers customers products from an american designer that are made in the U.S.