PADUA, Italy and NEW YORK—Safilo Group and New York luxury footwear brand Stuart Weitzman have announced a new exclusive global licensing agreement, that runs through June 2029, for the design, manufacturing and distribution of Stuart Weitzman branded sunglasses and optical eyewear collections. The first eyewear collection, which includes both sunglasses and optical, will be presented in North America for the Fall/Winter 2024 season. Angelo Trocchia, CEO of Safilo Group, said, “Building on our long history and successful collaboration with Tapestry, Inc. we are very proud to start this new partnership with Stuart Weitzman, an iconic brand that is synonymous with women’s global luxury footwear.

"As this agreement marks the coveted footwear brand’s entry into eyewear, we are excited to introduce to the market a distinctively designed launch collection. Furthermore, Stuart Weitzman represents an excellent brand addition to our portfolio in the women’s luxury eyewear segment.”

Giorgio Sarné, Stuart Weitzman CEO and brand president, said, “Stuart Weitzman is known for creating stylish, comfortable, high-quality shoes that inspire confidence—and just like footwear, eyewear is an emotional, everyday accessory. Our goal is to infuse our signature values into eyewear and create accessories that help our consumers look and feel their best.”