Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 AM
Tortoise patterned frames that span the traditional and the trendy.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:15 AM
BATH, U.K.—Inspecs Group PLC
(LSE: SPEC) and O’Neill
have agreed a new long term license agreement, covering both optical and sunglasses. This follows a successful and long-term partnership between the two companies since 2013.
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:24 AM
NEW YORK and HONG KONG—Mondottica International Ltd.
, a Hong Kong based eyewear company, underwent changes in ownership on Oct. 8, 2020. The new Mondottica shareholders are Capital Eyes Holding and Ross Holdings LLC.
Friday, October 16, 2020 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Organizers of the new Eyewear ArtWalk
, a series of collective exhibits planned for independent eyewear brands in different parts of the country, have postponed their planned New England dates for this month due to new COVID-19 protocols in the state of Massachusetts. However, they have expanded list of participating companies/collections for the concept and plan additional tours in Florida in November.
Friday, October 9, 2020 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—The Eyewear ArtWalk Show
is a new collaboration of several independent eyewear creators and artcentric collections ready to tour the New England market this month.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:21 AM
, a leading national optical retailer, is kicking off its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).
Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00 AM
Translucent acetate frames in gem and crystal tones that are just as precious as they are trendy.
Friday, September 18, 2020 12:21 AM
CHICAGO—A range of leading independent eyewear brands have joined forces to launch The Suites at Midwest Best
described by its organizer as "a socially distant optical experience," and a cooperative kick-off to the autumn eyewear season to be held Oct. 2 to 4 in Rosemont, Ill.
Monday, September 14, 2020 12:18 AM
TROY, Mich. and DALLAS, Teas—I-deal Optics Holdings, Inc.
and the Haggar Clothing Company
have announced a multi-year extension of their license agreement that grants I-deal Optics the rights to design, produce and distribute sun and prescription eyewear under the Haggar brand through Dec. 31, 2023. Founded in 1926, Haggar has grown into America’s number one selling dress pant brand and one of the world's most recognized brands of men's apparel and accessories. Haggar products feature industry leading innovations in comfort and quality, providing men with the ultimate in style and value. I-deal Optics has proudly held the eyewear license since 2005, the company noted.
Friday, September 11, 2020 12:24 AM
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.—Oakley,
a leader in sport performance and optical innovation, this week launched the brand’s 2020 NFL campaign, “We Shape the Future,” which honors “the dominant on-field performances of Team Oakley’s football athletes and their influential and steadfast leadership off the field,” according to the announcement. The campaign is headlined by the NFL players Patrick Mahomes II and Lamar Jackson and features JuJu Smith-Schuster, Derwin James Jr., Aaron Jones and Trevon Diggs. The latter two players are billed as “new young faces” in what Oakley says is an “already star-studded lineup of Oakley football athletes.” Jones is a running back with the Green Bay Packers and Diggs is a rookie cornerback with the Dallas Cowboys.
Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:27 AM
LONGARONE, Italy—The Philipp Plein Group
and the De Rigo Group
have announced a license agreement for the creation, production and distribution, globally, of both sunglasses and optical frames. The companies said the license takes effect immediately and the launch of the first collection is expected for the second half of 2021. The Philipp Plein eyewear collections will be distributed worldwide through the De Rigo sales network and in the brand’s boutique stores. The announcement also noted, "The coming together of these two leading international fashion powerhouses has led to a partnership that will soon see the launch of eyewear collections combining the extraordinary technical savoir-faire and no-compromise quality of the De Rigo Group with the unmistakable aesthetics and strong and innovative style codes of the Philipp Plein brand."
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:18 AM
VANCOUVER—Kits, a Canadian eyewear brand backed by the investor Roger Hardy, has launched what it calls a “revolutionary platform” at Kits.com
to sell eyewear, sunwear and contact lenses online.
Friday, September 4, 2020 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—The Accessories Council
announced the winners of its second annual Design Excellence Awards via Zoom. In the eyewear categories, Safilo and Marchon both took home awards.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:18 AM
BETHPAGE, N.Y.—Eyewear Designs Ltd.
has announced that Michael Shavitz has been named vice president of U.S. sales for the company. In this new role, Shavitz will be responsible for the development, advancement, and execution of expanding its existing channels of distribution and widening the company's reach with independent ECPs.
Friday, August 14, 2020 12:12 AM
NEW YORK—Voting continues this week, ending Aug. 21, for anyone who wants to take part, to help select the winning entries in the Accessories Council
Design Excellence Awards. A number of eyewear and sunwear companies are among the finalists chosen and named in the accessory categories in the program, as VMAIL reported
earlier this month. Eyewear and sunwear companies, along with makers of PPE, sustainable products and a range of other fashion accessory categories, were announced yesterday as the finalists for the 2nd annual Design Excellence Awards of the Accessories Council.