[Partner Post] Introducing VOCA From the McGee Group

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:17 PM Adapting to your environment is vital. Such versatility requires eyewear that can adapt along with you. It’s important to protect your eyes from harsh UV rays and whipping winds without affecting your peripheral vision.

Selima Brings Class Action Suit to Kering Over ‘Made in Italy’ Eyewear Claims

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Boutique optical retailer and wholesaler Selima Optique, Inc. is taking aim at the country of origin labeling practices of luxury brand eyewear supplier Kering Eyewear and its parent, Kering S.A.

Rudy Project Opens a New German-Based Subsidiary

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:18 AM TREVISO, Italy—Rudy Project announced the opening of a new subsidiary in Germany. The company which produces sports eyewear, prescription solutions and helmets will have its new subsidiary, Rudy Project Germany GmbH, based in Munich, and it will handle the German and Austrian markets.

Safilo Continues the Polaroid 80th Anniversary Celebration With Polaroid Side Stories Campaign

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Monday, May 29, 2017 12:27 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J.—In celebration of Polaroid’s 80th anniversary, the company is rolling out its latest marketing campaign, Side Stories.

A&A Optical Announces License for Cremieux Eyewear

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:30 AM DALLAS—A&A Optical announced an exclusive licensing agreement for the design, development and distribution of Cremieux Eyewear.

Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group Announce Five-Year Renewal for Juicy Couture Eyewear

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES—Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group  have announced a five-year extension for their license agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the Juicy Couture eyewear collection of sunglasses and optical frames.

Behind the Scenes With Randy Jackson Before The Dr. Oz Show

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:15 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Randy Jackson, will be appearing on The Dr. Oz Show today at 1 p.m. EST on Fox WNYW (check your local listings for network) to discuss his personal experiences with Type 2 Diabetes, its connection with eye health and the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams.

Saks Fifth Avenue Debuts First Optical Boutique in Boca Raton and Plans for Second Optical Opening in Fall 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:30 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the leading luxury department store companies in North America, has opened its first Saks Optical Boutique at its department store here in partnership with U.S. Vision Inc, one of the largest optical retailers in the U.S.

Plan “B” Eyewear and SPECT Announce Canadian Distribution Agreement

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:15 AM TONAWANDA, N.Y.—Michael Pachleitner Group (MPG) and Plan “B” Eyewear announced their three-year agreement with SPECT Eyewear.

Etnia Barcelona Established New Showroom Designed for Customers

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:18 AM MIAMI—The North American subsidiary of the independent Barcelona eyewear brand, Etnia Barcelona, announced the opening of a new, custom built multifunction showroom. The showroom is designed to offer customers an extensive immersion into the brand as well as facilitate a unique buying experience for American, Latin American and Canadian customers, the company said.

Luxottica Launches Ray-Ban Prescription Lenses Program

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Friday, March 31, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Luxottica is debuting a new prescription lens program for its Ray-Ban brand in mid-April, offering both single vision and progressive lenses for both sun and optical and processing the complete pairs at the company’s Luxottica’s newly-expanded Atlanta hub, which combines the lab and distribution center.

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.
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