PADUA and NEW YORK—Safilo Group and American lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York announced the early renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, manufacturing and distribution of Kate Spade New York branded optical frames, readers and sunglasses for women, as well as optical frames for girls. Safilo Group has held this license since 2000. Angelo Trocchia, CEO of Safilo Group, said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the early renewal of the Kate Spade New York eyewear license which gives continuity to the long-standing and successful 23-year collaboration and partnership between Safilo and Kate Spade New York.

"Kate Spade New York is an industry-leading lifestyle brand with a successful eyewear story, which is today fully embedded in Safilo’s portfolio strategy. Together, we have achieved outstanding results built around shared business values and a fruitful collaboration. We are now extending the journey further, with the goal to continue growing this award-winning brand in its North American core market and realizing its potential in other strategic regions.”

Liz Fraser, CEO and brand president of Kate Spade New York, said, “We are thrilled to continue our long-term partnership with Safilo for Kate Spade New York eyewear. As a brand, we work to deliver products that help people around the world express their unique sense of style and spark joy. By renewing our Safilo partnership, given their expertise in the eyewear market, we look forward to continuing to provide our customers with exciting and innovative eyewear choices.”