Vuarnet Opens First Paris Boutique

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vuarnet announced the opening of the brand’s first boutique in the heart of Paris at 28 rue Boissy d’Anglais. This is the location where Roger Pouilloux, the optician who co-founded the brand with Jean Vuarnet, had his studio.

Eastern States to Distribute Coco And Breezy Eyewear in U.S.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK— Eastern States Eyewear (ESE) and Coco and Breezy have announced a joint agreement in which ESE will be the exclusive American distributor for the Coco and Breezy Eyewear collection.

Philippe Lafont, President of Lafont Paris, Passes Away at 70

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Philippe Lafont, president of Lafont Paris passed away suddenly on March 6, 2017 at the age of 70, according to a statement from the company and his family. Lafont, a well-respected leader in the optical market was a tireless advocate for “Made in France.” He was involved in the development and cultivation of the international optics industry in his role as president of Silmo as well as his contributions to GIFO.

Mondottica Group Acquires Cogan and Announces Ducati, Sandro Among New Licenses

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Monday, March 6, 2017 12:24 AM MILAN—Mondottica Group recently announced a series of new licenses and an acquisition, which are broadening the eyewear company’s global portfolio.

Safilo Group Launches Global Partner Network and a Variety of Events During Mido 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group plans to celebrate its more than 50 exclusive partners with the launch of its Global Partner Network.

Mad Vision Signs Agreement to Distribute Aston Martin Eyewear in the U.S.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:21 AM SUNRISE, Fla.—Mad Vision announced that they will be the first to distribute Aston Martin Eyewear after signing an exclusive distribution agreement with Marma London.

Silhouette Wins Best Stand Award at 100 % Optical

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:15 AM LINZ, Austria—Silhouette Eyewear announced that it has received an award for Best Stand over 25 meters squared at 100% Optical 2017.

Safilo Plans Series of Live Event ‘Buying Days’ Across U.S. in 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Marking a new initiative in the U.S. market to help its customers better develop their business, Safilo is planning a series of Safilo Buying Days live events to showcase the group’s entire brand portfolio to current and prospective accounts this year.

L’Amy America Announces a Multi-Year License With Condé Nast to Create Glamour Editor’s Pick Eyewear

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Monday, February 6, 2017 12:27 AM WILTON, Conn.—L’Amy America has announced a multi-year license agreement with Condé Nast to market and distribute sunglasses and ophthalmic frames for the Glamour brand under Glamour Editor’s Pick.

Silhouette International Marries Lenses and Frames to Create Silhouette Vision Sensation

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Friday, February 3, 2017 12:21 AM LINZ, Austria—Silhouette International has taken the next step in creating quality product by producing lenses in their Linz, Austria factory that combine together with the company’s frames creating Silhouette Vision Sensation.

Kenmark Eyewear Announces License Renewal With Vera Wang

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:21 AM LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—Kenmark Eyewear has announced the renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of eyewear for Vera Wang.

Charmant Announces License for Eddie Bauer Eyewear

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:21 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Eddie Bauer to design, manufacture and distribute Eddie Bauer-branded eyewear.

Jean Vuarnet, Name of Vuarnet Eyewear, Passes at 83

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:15 AM PARIS—Vuarnet announced in a statement that legendary skier, Jean Vuarnet, who gave his name to the eyewear brand, passed away at the age of 83.

Luxottica Group and Ralph Lauren Renew Eyewear License Agreement

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:18 AM MILAN—Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) announced the renewal of its exclusive license agreement with Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) for the development, production and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and prescription frames under certain Ralph Lauren brands, including Polo and Ralph Lauren.

Safilo Enters Wearables Category With New Strategic R&D Partnership

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Monday, December 26, 2016 12:24 PM PADOVA, Italy and TORONTO, Canada—Safilo Group and Interaxon, Inc., a leader in consumer brain sensing technology, are embarking on an R&D  partnership and licensing agreement.
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