De Rigo Group and Tumi Announce New License Agreement, Collection

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LONGARONE, Italy—The De Rigo Group and Tumi have announced an exclusive license agreement for the design, production and distribution of Tumi-branded sunglasses and prescription frames for both men and women. The Tumi eyewear collection will embody the brand’s iconic values and DNA, as well as its dedication to innovation. This collection is set to debut at Vision Expo East in 2021, prior to its global launch in May 2021. The first Tumi collection produced by De Rigo will be distributed through the De Rigo sales network, as well as select Tumi stores and eCommerce sights worldwide.

The agreement applies to both North and Central America as well as Asia, and includes the possibility to widen distribution to other global markets.

Michele Araci, De Rigo Vision’s managing director said, “We are proud to be working alongside the Tumi team as we embark on this important partnership together and welcome this iconic license into our brand portfolio. As a leading name in the travel and accessories industry for 45 years, Tumi has led the way in design excellence and technical innovation. We are pleased to be able to contribute—with our expertise—to the development of the brand in the eyewear sector.”

Victor Sanz, Tumi’s creative director, said, “At Tumi, everything we do is with our customers’ ever-evolving needs and their journeys in mind. It is a very exciting step to bring the new Tumi eyewear collection to life. We believe that introducing Tumi eyewear will synchronize beautifully with our existing assortment and offer our customers a truly authentic new addition to their travel kit.”