WestGroupe to Launch Helly Hansen Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:21 AM MONTREAL, Quebec—WestGroupe announced its new agreement with Helly Hansen Eyewear for the distribution of optical and sun collections for North America. The initial launch will take place in March and begin in Canada featuring the optical collection, followed by sunwear in the spring and the U.S. launch in 2020.

Maui Jim and Manchester United Announce Global Partnership

By Staff
Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:18 AM MANCHESTER, England—Manchester United announced a multi-year partnership with Hawaii-based sunglass and eyewear brand, Maui Jim. As a part of the partnership, Maui Jim will supply the Manchester United first team, academy and women’s teams with glasses from their sun and optical ranges. Maui Jim will also be available to fans in the Old Trafford Megastore beginning Feb. 26. Later this year, the two companies will celebrate this partnership by also launching a co-branded eyewear collection designed with fans in mind.

Mondottica Renews Licenses for Hackett London and Pepe Jeans

By Staff
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:21 AM LONDON—Mondottica announced the global renewal of the eyewear licenses for Hackett London and Pepe Jeans through the end of 2024.

De Rigo REM’s Police Is Official Eyewear in Sony Pictures’ ‘Men in Black: International’

By Staff
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:24 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.—De Rigo REM has announced that its well-known lifestyle brand, Police, will be appearing in Sony Pictures’ Men in Black: International. In the film, the MIB agents are seen wearing the new Origins 1 SPL872 style. Men In Black: International, which makes its U.S. debut on June 14, 2019, features an A-list cast including Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson and Rebecca Ferguson among others. Police is a proprietary brand of the De Rigo Group and this new model was created exclusively for the film, among others.

Perfect Oval Silhouettes to Try

By Staff
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:06 PM Sunglasses are an accessory that will never go out of style. Sunny or cloudy, day and yes, even night sunglasses seem to play an important part in many outfits. And while micro sunglasses might have dominated the 2018 style scene, here are some great oval options to get your hands on this year via Refinery29.

Color Pop

By Staff
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:03 PM It’s time to let your eyes be the statement feature in your makeup look. Give the nudes and neutrals a break and take a look at these colorful eyeshadow palettes in this Byrdie.com roundup that will get you out of your beauty comfort zone to show off alluring, eye catching looks.

Instagram-Worthy Frame Trends

By Staff
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:00 PM With a new year comes a set of bold, Instagram-worthy new trends. From big silhouettes (sorry, micro sunnies) and funky patterns to flashy embellishments and futuristic looks there are a range of new products to fit into a new look. Scroll through this listing from WhoWhatWear.com to get a taste of what’s to come in 2019.



Gary Clark Jr. Is New Face of John Varvatos Campaign, ‘Indivisible’

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:45 AM NEW YORK—John Varvatos has announced that Gary Clark Jr., the Grammy award-winning musician, is the new face of the brand’s spring 2019 campaign. Clark is also joined by his entire family in the campaign ad, a first for John Varvatos. Famed music photographer, Danny Clinch captured Clark in Austin, Texas, sharing a glimpse into the private life of Gary Clark Jr. and his family.

Sporty Spice

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:45 AM Athleisure shows no signs of slowing down and has continued to evolve within fashion since the term was first coined. Sunwear styles that aren’t specifically performance driven have taken on a sportier feel to provide the perfect accessory to those fashion windbreakers and biker shorts.

What Are You Wearing?: Eyes on Fremont Seattle, Washington

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:45 AM After answering an ad in the newspaper for retail help, Bill has been in the optical industry for 23 years.

Mondottica International Announces Multi-Year Eyewear License With Scotch & Soda

By Staff
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:24 AM LONDON—Mondottica International and Scotch & Soda announce the licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of the Scotch & Soda eyewear collections. The agreement for both men’s and women’s ophthalmic and sunwear collection will run through 2024. The first Scotch & Soda range by Mondottica will be available for spring/summer 2020 and will be distributed through opticians globally. Additionally, the sunglass collection will also be available through Scotch & Soda’s retail network and select global stockists.

Classique Eyewear Agrees to Distribute Inspecs USA’s O’Neill and Superdry Collections

By Staff
Friday, February 8, 2019 12:24 AM PALM HARBOR, Fla.—Inspecs USA, the American unit of global design company Inspecs Group, and San Diego-based Classique Eyewear have reached an exclusive distribution agreement for Inspecs’ O’Neill and Superdry optical and sunwear collections. The agreement covers distribution to independent ECPs throughout the U.S., according to an announcement this week.

Bells and Whistles

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 21, 2019 12:31 AM WHAT: Frames featuring jeweled embellishments are kicking off this New Year, adding touches of refinement and glamour to this year’s sun and optical looks.

Check Out: Couture Optique

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 21, 2019 12:31 AM The one collection that we’re proud to carry is Maybach. As a luxury retailer, this product lends itself to tell a great story of artistry and craftsmanship not to mention the limited distribution in the U.S. which helps set the tone to a consumer that Couture Optique is not an ordinary eyewear boutique.

KREWE x Black Optical Launch Signature Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 21, 2019 12:31 AM NEW ORLEANS—Born from a unique friendship, KREWE’s founder, Stirling Barrett and Gary Black of Black Optical have teamed up to create a striking new eyewear collection, Gary Black and Stirling Barrett for KREWE.