Longchamp and Marchon Eyewear Sign New Global License

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Monday, February 20, 2017 12:27 AM PARIS and MELVILLE, N.Y.—Longchamp and Marchon Eyewear, Inc. have announced the signing of a new global licensing agreement for the development, production, and distribution of Longchamp Eyewear collections under the design and creative direction of Sophie Delafontaine, Longchamp’s artistic director.

Eponym Intros Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Inaugural Eyewear Collection

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Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has launched a full-sized eyewear collection in partnership with Eponym, a New York-based eyewear company. The two teams collaborated on a playful assortment of eyewear which debuted at the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2017 presentation.

New Orleans Eyewear Company, Krewe, Debuts Optical Collection

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Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW ORLEANS—Krewe has announced the launch of their optical collection for Spring 2017. The optical line will include seven frame styles in 20 different colorways.

Safilo Debuts First Eyewear Collection From Its Atelier Division With Elie Saab

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Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Elie Saab’s first eyewear collection for spring/summer 2017 is a sophisticated collection of sunglasses that celebrate luxury and modern femininity.

Life is Good Enters Eyewear Market in Collaboration With The McGee Group

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Monday, January 30, 2017 12:24 AM BOSTON—Life is Good, a consumer products lifestyle brand, is entering the eyewear market in collaboration with The McGee Group, launching new readers, optical frames and sunglasses.

Essilor, Luxottica Merger Will Be Gradual, Essilor’s John Carrier Says

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Monday, January 16, 2017 4:15 PM NEW YORK—Although the news of Essilor’s planned merger with Luxottica Group traveled through the world’s financial markets at cyber speed today, VMail has learned that the complex process of combining the two eyewear industry giants into a behemoth valued at nearly €50 billion will occur gradually over the next three to four years.

Eyewear Industry Giants Essilor and Luxottica Announce Merger; Historic Deal Will Reshape the Optical Industry

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:15 AM PARIS and MILAN—Plans for a mega merger of Essilor [Euronext Paris: EI] and Luxottica [MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX], two global giants of the eyewear industry, were announced today by Essilor and Delfin Sarl, the Luxembourg based holding company of the Del Vecchio family, the majority owners of Luxottica.

Allure Launches Kendall + Kylie Eyewear Debut Sun Collection

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie have entered the optical market with the launch of the Kendall + Kylie sunwear collection with optical to follow. The collection will be distributed by Allure Eyewear.

Classique Eyewear Introduces Its Own Eyewear Essentials Collection, CIE

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyewear distribution company, Classique Eyewear, presents its collection of value eyewear called CIE.

ClearVision Optical Debuts Steve Madden Eyewear

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical has produced its largest collection with the launch of Steve Madden eyewear. This collection features 51 styles: 20 women’s, 16 men’s, six kids and nine sun.

L’Amy America Introduces Ann Taylor Readers

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM WILTON, Conn.—L’Amy America announced that Ann Taylor is expanding beyond ophthalmic frames to include a collection of ready readers. This debut collection will consist of four different styles, each available in three different powers: +1.5, +2.0 and +2.5.

Safilo Launches Its First Fendi Men’s Collection for Spring/Summer 2017

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Fendi presents its first Men’s Eyewear collection for Spring/Summer 2017. The collection encompasses a wide and complete array of sunglasses and optical frames, celebrating the Fendi Men’s signatures in an innovative way.

Mad Vision to Distribute Vinyl Factory in the U.S.

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Friday, January 13, 2017 12:24 AM SUNRISE, Fla. and PARIS—Vinyl Factory is expanding its presence in the U.S. through an exclusive distribution agreement with Mad Vision.

PogoTec Partners With Frame and Sunwear Companies on New Wearable Device

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Wearable tech eyewear startup PogoTec announced that it is partnering with four optical frame and sunglass companies to launch its first product, a small, frame-mounted camera that attaches to fashionable eyewear. The device, known as PogoCam, is being unveiled this week at CES 2017.

New York Eye Announces Five-Year License Renewal for Hemingway Ltd.

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Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21 AM AMITYVILLE, NY— New York Eye announced the five-year renewal of its licensing agreement with Hemingway, Ltd. The license will run through Dec. 31, 2021.
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