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

By Staff
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.

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.
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