Vuarnet Opens its First U.S. Pop-Up Shop in New York

By Staff
Monday, November 21, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—French sunglass brand, Vuarnet opened up its first pop-up shop in Soho for the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 18. The shop located inside Westerlind at 29 Spring Street offers the largest selection of Vuarnet sunglasses stateside.

Kenmark Eyewear and Kensie Renew Multi-Year License

By Staff
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:27 AM LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—Kenmark has announced the renewal of a license agreement for the development, production and distribution for the Kensie brand.

Safilo Announces New Multi-Year License for Rag & Bone Eyewear Collections

By Staff
Friday, October 28, 2016 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy and NEW YORK—Safilo Group S.p.A announced a new license agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Rag & Bone collections of sunglasses and optical frames.

STATE Optical Co. Launches its Debut Collection to Canada’s Independent Eyewear Market

By Staff
Friday, October 7, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—STATE Optical Co. has officially launched to optical offices across Canada with a collection of American-made luxury acetate frames.

Kering Eyewear and Gucci Announce First Gucci Eyewear Global Sales Campaign

By Staff
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 12:27 AM MILAN and NEW YORK—Kering Eyewear, a division of Kering and Gucci have announced the start of the first global sales campaign for Gucci Eyewear. This marks the beginning of the new partnership for the product development, manufacturing and distribution of Gucci Eyewear.

Baumvision Europe and TOMS Eyewear Renew Their Partnership

By Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:24 AM ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. and VIENNA—Baumvision Europe and TOMS have announced their continued partnership to expand TOMS’ optical and sunglass collections as well as its One for One commitment to the European market.

Modo’s Buy a Frame, Help A Child See Program

By Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Modo’s Buy a Frame—Help a Child See program works to provide early detection and intervention necessary for children in underprivileged areas that need help the most.

Silmo d’Or 2016 Honorees Announced in Paris

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:30 AM PARIS— At a festive event last Friday evening here, the winners of the 2016 SILMO d'Or prizes, awarded for innovation and design, were announced at the Maison de la Mutualité.

Safilo Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement for the Moschino and Love Moschino Eyewear Collections

By Staff
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo announced a new licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Moschino and Love Moschino collections of optical frames and sunglasses.

ClearVision Optical and Steve Madden Sign Global Multi-Year Eyewear License

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—ClearVision Optical and Steve Madden, the iconic footwear and accessories brand have signed a global multi-year licensing agreement for eyewear and sunwear.

Match Eyewear Acquires the Kata Brand

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:24 AM WESTBURY, NY— Design Gallery, the luxury division of Match Eyewear, has acquired the Kata eyewear brand. Effective immediately, Match assumed ownership of Kata including its associated patents such as Kata’s M1 and Reverse hinge technology from B. Robinson.

More Than 100 New Eyewear Brands to Debut at Vision Expo West

By Staff
Friday, September 9, 2016 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—At this year’s Vision Expo to be held here from Sept. 14 to 17, over 100 new fashion brands will debut fall lines, accessories and new eyewear trends throughout The Galleria, The Suites and the Eyewear & Accessories pavilion.

Raen Optics Hires John Gothard as Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:27 AM OCEANSIDE, Calif.—Raen Optics announced that John Gothard has been hired as the new vice president of sales. Gothard will be working hand in hand with retail accounts.

Chlogan Eyewear Announces Licensing Partnership for Limited Too

By Staff
Friday, August 12, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Forging a partnership with Bluestar Alliance, Chlogan Eyewear recently signed a multi-year licensing partnership with Bluestar Alliance for the popular children’s brand, Limited Too, incorporating optical and sunwear.

Armourx Introduces Camouflage to Realtree Rx Safety Eyewear

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM Carrollton, Texas—Armourx has introduced the Realtree by Armourx safety eyewear collection that strikes a balance between practicality and style, the company said. Designed for men and women in the workplace, the seven-piece collection includes Armourx’s innovative wrap design with integrated side protection as well as several fashion-forward frames with removable or permanent side shields.
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