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Introducing Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM Birthstone Reader

Introducing Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM Birthstone Reader

A&A Optical introduces the all new Birthstone Readers from luxury collection: Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM. The designer eyewear collection is comprised of striking limited edition pieces reminiscent of a collector’s item. Each style is unique and special, featuring hand set Swarovski elements. Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM was established in 1991 and is renowned for fashion-forward designs and superior quality accessories. Designer pieces include ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and reading glasses in acetate, metal and combinations. Love at First Sight. Sparkling with vibrant color and birthstone inspired Swarovski Crystals, there’s a style for every month of the year. Birthstone Reader (JCR362) is available in +1.50, +2.00, and +2.50. Birthstone Colors: Siam (January), Amethyst (February), Aquamarine (March), Clear (April), Emerald (May), Light Amethyst (June), Fuchsia (July), Peridot (August), Sapphire (September), Light Rose (October), Topaz (November), and Blue Zircon (December). Each Birthstone Reader (JCR362) frame is shipped with a suede frame pouch. The Birthstone Reader package includes 12 Birthstone Readers (JCR362) and one 12-piece display. About A&A Optical A&A...
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Silhouette and Todd Snyder Collaboration Re-envisions the Iconic TMA Style

Silhouette and Todd Snyder Collaboration Re-envisions the Iconic TMA Style

Renowned eyewear company Silhouette has collaborated with eponymous menswear brand Todd Snyder on an exclusive sunglasses design debuting today at Snyder’s runway show, part of the inaugural Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Based on Silhouette’s iconic rimless and lightweight Titan Minimal Art glasses, and specially developed to reflect Todd Snyder’s exceptional workmanship, military tailoring and New York edge, this new style will be available exclusively by special order from select shops in the U.S. The Limited Edition is an inspired interpretation of the classic aviator – a favorite of Snyder’s – made modern. To re-envision its signature innovative rimless design, Silhouette and Snyder tapped Luxe Laboratory in Anaheim, California, a facility dedicated to creating lenses for luxury eyewear. Luxe meticulously sandblasts and hand-tints each lens to achieve a unique full-frame effect before finishing off each pair with a sleek top bar for an effortlessly stylish, understated look. The style is completely handcrafted and rx-able exclusively through Luxe, or may be ordered as plano directly from Silhouette. Says Snyder, “For Spring 2016, I was...
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ESE’S Exces Eyewear Checks In With Seven New Models

ESE’S Exces Eyewear Checks In With Seven New Models

Eastern States Eyewear has announced the release of seven optical styles within its Exces Eyewear collection. Four young, boutique inspired creations grace the brand’s core collection. A vast array of color finishes and techniques are obtained through a mix of materials and head turning acetates. Its contrasts can be seen through color fades, two toned metal colors, and wild patterns such as florals and checkered patterns. Combinations such as Chocolate-Metallic Blue, Black-Purple, Brown-Blue, Violet-Forest Green, and Grey-Pink are just some examples of the diversity that Exces offers within its coloration. Additionally, Exces has added three styles to its classic Princess division. Three monel styles feature feminine shapes deep enough to handle a variety of progressive and high index lenses. Each model is graced with elegant metal details and are often enhanced with rhinestones. Gold and silver bases are coated with a mix of brown, blue, black, and violet shades. “Our goal with Exces is provide premium design and quality for great value” explained Jason Shyer, ESE Managing Director. “Exces provides high end style at a fraction of the cost.” For more information,...
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Focus On Kids Eyewear

Focus On Kids Eyewear

“Reprinted with permission, Jobson Medical Information LLC, all rights reserved” Objectives 1. Understand a current snapshot of the kid’s eyewear market. 2. Learn what trends affect children’s behaviors that affect their need for eyewear. 3. Understand key attributes of children’s eyewear. 4. Learn how to communicate the right children’s eyewear solutions.   FOCUS ON KIDS EYEWEAR Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM If I ask an audience of opticians to tell me the biggest issues when selling eyewear to kids I often get two answers. The first is that it’s the parents that are the problem, not the children; and two, selling eyewear to kids is too difficult. Turns out that with the right attitude and knowledge, selling eyewear to children is an untapped opportunity. In addition, there are always a number of stories about the child that receives their first glasses and it’s obvious that they love the new world that they see. For opticians, that’s often the real reason for what we do. So, if it’s a wonderful result how can you reduce the challenges of getting there? THE CHILDREN’S MARKET From the 2012 US Census, there are about 60 million children in the US today,...
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Match Eyewear Launches a New Collection from Float Kids

Match Eyewear Launches a New Collection from Float Kids

With summer in full swing, Back to School planning can’t be far behind. Just in time to send them back in style, Match Eyewear introduces a new ophthalmic collection from Float Kids, including 2 styles for girls and 2 for boys. As a fashion rule, the hottest trends for adults quickly translate into the coolest looks for kids, and eyewear is no exception. Float Kids combines grown-up designs with fresh and fun styling to create distinctive looks for kids to call their own. ‘It’s all in the styling,’ says Ethan Goodman, President of Match Eyewear. ‘The playful use of colors, prints, textures and detailing really lets kids express their own style.’ The new Float Kids collection is all about fashion and function for cool, active kids and teens. Boys’ style FLTK-47 is a super cool Top Gun Navigator metal frame authentically styled with air force striped flange temple décor. Bold geometric shaping is complimented by vivid color combinations sure to have all standing at attention. Not to be outdone by the boys, girls’ model FLTK-46 features a butterfly shape metal wire rim front with optical illusion daisy chain relief pattern temples, invoking feelings of Peace,...
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Proof And Beloved Release Flavorful Sunglasses Made From Skateboard Decks

Proof And Beloved Release Flavorful Sunglasses Made From Skateboard Decks

A noteworthy duo will release a collaboration next week featuring sunglasses printed with pizza, ice cream, and waffles on each pair. The three designs are made from 7­ply Canadian Maple skateboard decks offering spring­loaded hinges for any face shape. Proof Eyewear and Beloved Shirts hit it off as friends automatically meeting up at multiple tradeshows. “I’ve been a big fan of Proof for a while, so I’m really excited about this collaboration. Their dedication to quality and design made it a natural fit.” Jeremiah Robison, CEO/Founder of Beloved Shirts. The collaboration was a no­brainer for the two brands; it combines Proof’s skateboard deck design with Beloved’s youthful vibes for the perfect summer treat. “We’re excited to release this small selection of outspoken sunglasses. We started using more graphics in our Skate Collection this season, but these frames are by far the wildest designs we’ve printed. This partnership was just as fun as the graphics; it was a breath of fresh air to embrace a more carefree side this summer.” Tanner Dame, Chief Operations Officer of Proof Eyewear. The sunglasses will release online July 14th at...
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New July Frames from Styles by Clariti

New July Frames from Styles by Clariti

AirMag A6244 This AirMag has fine details that will keep your eyes safeguarded this Summer! A6244 has a polarized magnetic clip-on that will keep those rays at bay and give you a stylish look to carry you throughout the day! Try it on Black/Red, Gun/Black, and Navy Blue!   Konishi Flex-Titanium KF8470 This Konishi is the latest in Flex-Titanium technology that’s made with streamlined Temples! KF8470 has an edge to it that’s designed to keep you ahead! Try it on in Gunmetal or Black! Please visit www.claritieyewear.com
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Zyloware Announces The August 2015 Launches

Zyloware Announces The August 2015 Launches

Exciting new Zyloware Eyewear releases for Sophia Loren, Stetson, Randy Jackson, Leon Max and Invincilites for August 2015. The Sophia Loren BR 70 is a full rim metal frame in a very modern square shape. The metal endpiece and temple are outlined with an elegant studded pattern. The inlay on the temple features an epoxy fill. The metal temple features a beautiful design with crystal décor giving this frame eye-catching appeal. Spring hinges, snap-in nosepads and zyl temple tips provide this mature wearer with comfort. The Stetson 320 is a classic semi-rimless metal frame in a masculine square shape. The wrapping metal endpiece leads to smooth tortoise zyl temples on the Gunmetal frame and brown zyl temples on the Tan frame. This frame was made for comfort for the traditional, mature male with spring hinges and snap-in silicone nosepads. The Stetson 178 is one of Zyloware’s best sellers being re-released in Black. This navigator shaped frame is a classic full rim double bar bridge frame. The wrapping metal endpiece has ribbed detailing for design interest. The silicone uni-fit nosepads, spring hinges and zyl temple tips provide the masculine wearer with comfort. The rectangular...
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Marcolin Inaugurates Its New Manufacturing Facility Based In Fortogna

Marcolin Inaugurates Its New Manufacturing Facility Based In Fortogna

Marcolin SpA, a worldwide leading eyewear company, inaugurated on 3rd July 2015 its new manufacturing facility in Longarone (Fortogna area), already functioning since the beginning of May. This operation is part of the quality enhancement process undertaken by Marcolin and allows the company to double its in-house Made in Italy production, while also increasing the area’s local employment. The starting activities at the Fortogna facility, according to the company’s medium-long term development plan, will increase the production of acetate fronts and temples in Italy. This enhancement will help serve the needs resulting from new brands added to the company’s portfolio, as well as the structural growth of some markets. Marcolin, in fact, has signed licensing agreements with fashion and luxury brands that are characterized by Made in Italy development and production, a guarantee of creativity and quality perfectly expressed by the local artisan tradition. In the 3.500m² factory, 143 employees will be fully operative by July, with 30 of them as new hires. During the current year, the workforce will grow by 40 additional individuals along with an increase in the production’s volume. The...
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Costa Introduces New Global Fit Collection

Costa Introduces New Global Fit Collection

No two faces are built exactly the same. With this in mind, Costa recently introduced its new Global Fit line of premium sport performance sunglasses designed to fit faces of every ethnicity. The brand customized seven of its most popular styles to feature a modified Distance Between Lenses (DBL), flatter head curve and deeper adjustable nose pads. The Global Fit collection adapts to fit faces with higher cheekbones, longer eyelashes and flatter nose and cheek facial structures, providing a more comfortable and secure fit. Costa’s Global Fit collection includes: Blackfin, Corbina, Fantail, Fathom, Fisch, Permit and Tuna Alley. Each of the styles is available in either tortoise or matte black, built with nearly indestructible co-injected molded nylon. Other frame features include a wrap shape to protect against incoming glare, anti-fogging vents and sturdy integral hinges. “The Global Fit collection was designed to fit a wider variety of face shapes and sizes,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa. “As the population of active outdoors enthusiasts continues to grow, we want to make sure we have a pair of Costa’s to fit everyone.” Like all Costa sunglasses, the Global...
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Ben Wolf Named Senior Vice President Of Sales For The Optical Channel For Marcolin USA

Ben Wolf Named Senior Vice President Of Sales For The Optical Channel For Marcolin USA

Marcolin USA announced today that Ben Wolf has been appointed senior vice president of sales for the optical channel reporting to Fabrizio Gamberini, CEO for Marcolin USA. In this role, Ben will be responsible for leading an integrated Marcolin USA optical channel sales strategy to support the company’s current and future growth. Ben most recently served as vice president of sales for the fashion department in the optical channel at Marcolin USA, where he was responsible for creating and executing its sales strategy, across the luxury brand portfolio. “Ben is a proven leader with many years of experience in the eyewear industry and we look forward to his strong leadership at Marcolin USA as we continue to drive integration and our robust brand portfolio across to our customers in the optical channel,” said Fabrizio Gamberini. About Marcolin Marcolin, among the worldwide leading companies in the eyewear industry, stands out for the pursuit of excellence, continuous innovation and the unique ability to faithfully combine design and Italian craftsmanship with the DNA of each brand. The brand portfolio includes: Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Ermenegildo Zegna, Agnona, Montblanc, Roberto Cavalli,...
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Prodesign Denmark Unveils New Essential Collection

Prodesign Denmark Unveils New Essential Collection

We have made 4 shapes in 6 colors each. By using transparent color all the way through the lamina­tion on those, we have obtained a more refined look, where the wirecore becomes a precious decoration. For more information please call us or visit our website: http://prodesigndenmark.com
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Poppy Delevingne wears Jimmy Choo sunglasses at Glastonbury festival

Poppy Delevingne wears Jimmy Choo sunglasses at Glastonbury festival

      “Poppy Delevingne is wearing Jimmy Choo Cindy and Sophia sunglasses at 2015 Glastonbury festival”
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ImpactX-2: The Next Generation of Fast Acting, Prescription Ready, Photochromic Sports Eyewear

ImpactX-2: The Next Generation of Fast Acting, Prescription Ready, Photochromic Sports Eyewear

As a leader in prescription sports eyewear, Rudy Project is proud to launch the latest advancement in RX photochromic lens technology: ImpactX-2. This new generation of the award-winning Rudy Project ImpactX lens has been updated with cutting-edge photochromic particles which provide faster color transition and extremely enhanced contrast via a newly designed HDR filter, all within an absolutely unbreakable prescription lens material that is unlike any other. ImpactX-2 lenses feature: 25% faster activation than the previous generation of ImpactX lenses. Activation in all natural light, including behind surfaces which screen UV rays, such as windows and car windshields. 20% higher temperature stability, increasing performance in cold weather. Increased photochromic range, by up to 65%. Higher efficiency UV ray absorption. Built in HDR filters to significantly enhance contrast. Unique activation from Clear to Black, Red or Brown depending on lens model. Best of all, they’re Guaranteed Unbreakable. “ImpactX has been a knockout hit among athletes from every field for years by enabling them to go all day with the same pair of sunglasses that adapt to any lighting condition. However,...
Introducing the newest arrivals for the Plume Paris Summer 2015 Collection

Introducing the newest arrivals for the Plume Paris Summer 2015 Collection

The Plume Paris collection brings originality to the eyewear fashion industry. The new designs come with attractive new colors and combinations to enhance classic shapes and high-quality stainless steel material. The new releases include Plume Paris models Aras, Granville, Kerback, and Sauzon. The attention to detail on the temple designs and the prominent use of stainless steel define the look of the of this year’s newest releases. New patterns have also been added to each model, which includes the trending tribal prints that have been seen so often in fabrics on the runway this season. Plume Paris has incorporated tribal prints to eyewear (see model Granville). New Releases: Aras – Three (3) Colors: Matte Purple/Olive, M. Black/White, M. Brown/Cream Size: 53-17-138 Metal: Stainless Steel Granville – Four (4) Colors: Blue, Brown, Purple, Green Size: 52-16-145 Metal: Stainless Steel Kerback – Four (4) Colors: Antique Blue, A. Burgundy, A. Silver, A. Bronze Size: 49-20-145 Metal: Stainless Steel Sauzon – Four (4) Colors: Purple, Blue, Brown, Wine Size: 50-18-135 Metal: Stainless Steel About Plume Paris Plume Paris frames are produced keeping the wearer’s comfort in mind...
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