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New Original Penguin Eyewear Displays Featuring “Pete” the Penguin

New Original Penguin Eyewear Displays Featuring “Pete” the Penguin

LOUISVILLE, KY, September 1, 2011 – The Kenmark Group is releasing new displays for the launch of its Original Penguin Eyewear collection. In keeping with the Original Penguin look and feel, each display provides a cool way to display the hip new vintage-inspired eyeglasses and sunglasses.  The new displays are reminiscent of the 1950’s with wooden freestanding fixtures.  These countertop displays offer everything from a “Pete” the Penguin Logo Block to an Image Holder featuring imagery for the brand.  Designed to be used individually, or in a group, they’re sure to catch the attention of the Original Penguin customer. The new items include a “Pete” the Penguin Logo Block (3 frame requirement), Munsingwear Logo Block (3 frame requirement), 2-Piece Display (8 frame requirement), 3-Piece Display (10 frame requirement) and an Image Holder Display (6 frame requirement).  Counter cards, postcards and a banner are also available by request. All items are complimentary with a minimum purchase of Original Penguin Eyewear and Sunwear. About Original Penguin In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone...
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Duralde Promoted to Chief Creative Officer at the Kenmark Group

Duralde Promoted to Chief Creative Officer at the Kenmark Group

LOUISVILLE, KY, July 28, 2011: The Kenmark Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of David Duralde to Chief Creative Officer. As Chief Creative Officer, Duralde will report directly to Don Howard, President and CEO who leads the Executive Team at Kenmark.  Duralde will add a new creative component to the existing executive team comprised of Mike Cundiff, COO and Michelle Clark, CFO.  Duralde brings over 20 years of Optical Industry experience and will oversee the two creative departments, Product Design and Marketing. “David is the top designer in the industry and under his leadership, Kenmark has experienced tremendous growth, said Don Howard, President and CEO of the Kenmark Group.  “David’s vision and creative business solutions will be instrumental in expanding our business for future growth and success.” “Design and creative literacy is an essential component of success in any business today,” said David Duralde, CCO at the Kenmark Group.  “This position demonstrates Kenmark’s commitment to the creative process and affirms the belief that design drives innovation, growth and strengthens our ability to serve the customer more imaginatively.” Duralde...
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Kenmark Offers Free Gifts with Frame Purchases

Kenmark Offers Free Gifts with Frame Purchases

LOUISVILLE, KY, July 27, 2011- Kenmark is offering a free gift with purchase for the following collections: Vera Wang, Jhane Barnes, Dana Buchman, Lilly Pulitzer, Thalia, and República. The incentive program thanks customers for their business and ongoing partnership with the Kenmark Group.  Customers will receive their choice of a branded item free with a minimum purchase of frames in the same collection.  Minimums vary for each brand and incentive item. The incentive program offers the following items: Vera Wang Vera Wang Anniversary Perfume (15 frames) Vera Wang Preppy Princess Perfume (15 frames) Vera Wang Princess Perfume (15 frames) Vera Wang Princess Set of 6 Mini Perfumes (15 frames) Vera Wang Love Knot Set of 2 Beverage Glasses (18 frames) Jhane Barnes Jhane Barnes Tie (6 frames) Jhane Barnes Golf Balls/Towel Set (10 frames) Dana Buchman Dana Buchman Flip Flops (3 frames) Dana Buchman Bracelet (8 frames) Lilly Pulitzer Lilly Pulitzer Make Up Bag (10 frames) Lilly Pulitzer Lunch Set (8 frames) República República T-shirt (6 frames) Thalia Thalia 8×10 Canvas Print (12 frames) ...
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Register to Win a New Apple iPad at Vision Expo West

Register to Win a New Apple iPad at Vision Expo West

LOUISVILLE, KY, July 26, 2011 – The Kenmark Group is giving away a new Apple iPad for the launch of Original Penguin at Vision Expo West. Vision Expo West attendees are invited to visit the Kenmark booth #16031, to view Original Penguin vintage-inspired eyewear and register to win a new iPad. Entry forms will be given to all attendees upon entering the Vision Expo West Exhibitor Hall.  To enter the giveaway, customers must complete the form and return it to the Kenmark booth.  Additional entry forms will be available at the booth.  All entries will be entered into a drawing with the winner being announced on September 28, 2011 on Facebook and Twitter.  No purchase necessary to win. About Kenmark Group Kenmark Group, an employee owned company, designs, markets and distributes eyewear and sunglasses to optical professionals primarily through exclusive licenses, private label and house collections worldwide.  The Sunwear Division oversees the design, production and distribution for the retail sunwear category for specialty sunglass stores and top-tier department stores.  The Kenmark Group works in collaboration with top fashion designers and iconic brands including: Vera Wang,...
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Kenmark Launches New Line At Vision Expo West

Kenmark Launches New Line At Vision Expo West

LOUISVILLE, KY, July 15, 2011 – The Kenmark Group, through a license with PEI Licensing, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Perry Ellis International, NASDAQ: PERY), confirmed today that it will launch Original Penguin Eyewear and Sunwear at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, September 22 – 24. Original Penguin Eyewear is reinventing retro with a variety of mid-century shapes invigorated with modern design elements. With 18 vintage-inspired ophthalmic and 5 sun styles for men ages 18 – 35, Original Penguin Eyewear is proving true the familiar adage: What’s old is new again. The collection includes both plastics and metals in retro takes on black, gunmetal and tortoise. Frames feature distinctive design elements such as keyhole bridges, metal plaque accents and vintage shapes reminiscent of the Rat Pack era. “Original Penguin adds a fresh layer to Kenmark’s portfolio of men’s brands,” said Jason Wehlage, Kenmark Product Designer. “The collection is specifically for the guy whose confidence allows him to set his own standard for what’s cool.” Each frame is accompanied by a distressed brown saddle case lined in midcentury blue flocking, in keeping with the Original...
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Kenmark’s Fall 2011 Catalog Available In July

Kenmark’s Fall 2011 Catalog Available In July

LOUISVILLE, KY, June 27, 2011 – Kenmark’s Fall 2011 Eyewear Collection Catalog will be available in July for customers. Kenmark is inviting customers to check out our new look and take a peek at what’s inside the new catalog. This spiral bound catalog features products and services available from Kenmark. The new catalog provides a glimpse into the world of Kenmark and its licensed brands. Each licensed brand has a dedicated section detailing its brand history, demographics and product information. The catalog contains new releases, best sellers, and new in this catalog: designer picks, a collection of our product designer’s favorite pieces. The catalog also showcases all of the merchandising materials available to support the collection. From our website to our social media initiatives of facebook and twitter, this catalog details the marketing and sales initiatives for customers to successfully sell Kenmark’s products. To request a catalog, please contact customer service at 800.627.2898. About Kenmark Group Kenmark Group, an employee-owned company, designs, markets and distributes eyewear and sunglasses to optical professionals primarily through exclusive licenses, private...
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Kenmark Group Retains Paulette Ettinger as Product Design Director

Kenmark Group Retains Paulette Ettinger as Product Design Director

LOUISVILLE, KY, June 24: The Kenmark Group is pleased to announce that they have retained the services of Paulette Ettinger, who will act as Product Design Director for select Kenmark collections. Ettinger will be responsible for overseeing concept, design and development of product and merchandising materials for Kenmark collections including Kensie and Lilly Pulitzer.  She will work closely with Kenmark licensed brands to maintain brand integrity and product innovation. “I look forward to working with Kenmark on this venture,” said Ettinger, who joins Jason Wehlage on the current design team headed by Chief Creative Officer, David Duralde. “We are happy to welcome Paulette to our design team,” said Mike Cundiff, COO of the Kenmark Group.  “Her expertise and experience in product design as well as fashion will be instrumental in continuing to provide on-trend product for Kenmark customers.” Ettinger has worked as a Product Design Consultant and Designer for several prominent eyewear companies including B. Robinson, Tura, Luxottica, L’Amy America, Modo, Signature Eyewear, Lantis Eyewear and Safilo.  She has produced renowned collections for Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Modo,...
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Jhane Barnes Releases New Innovative Designs and Modern Displays

Jhane Barnes Releases New Innovative Designs and Modern Displays

LOUISVILLE, KY, June 14, 2011 – Kenmark is releasing new innovative designs in its Jhane Barnes optical collection.  Each piece is inspired by award-winning menswear designer Jhane Barnes. Known for her ability to push the boundaries of design to refine the relationship between technology and product development, Jhane Barnes incorporates intricate patterns, exquisite quality, and superb fit into her eyewear.  Jhane Barnes features cutting-edge designs inspired by geometric principals and architectural aesthetics.  A new innovative coil hinge provides a custom design element to several frames this spring.  The unique patterns and masculine colors give the eyewear refined detailing for the confident and ambitious man. In conjunction with the release, Kenmark is adding two new Jhane Barnes displays for retailers.  Now available is a 2-piece display and a Jhane Barnes logo block.  Both items are complimentary with a minimum frame purchase. The new optical styles are listed below: Calculate Colors:             Black, Gray and Tortoise Sizes:               52-18-140 and 54-18-145 Materials:       Zyl Acetate Features:        Oversized optical...
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New Colorful Displays Now Available for Thalia Eyewear

New Colorful Displays Now Available for Thalia Eyewear

LOUISVILLE, KY, June 13, 2011 – Kenmark is releasing exciting new displays for its Thalia and Thalia Girls collections. The new merchandising materials provide retailers with a fun, colorful way to highlight the flirtatious shapes, vibrant colors and playful temple decor on the frames.  Thalia Ladies displays feature a purple animal print design while Thalia Girls offers fun purple and orange heart detailing.  These displays can be used separately or in a group to add a touch of Latin flair to any optical retail shop. The new items for the ladies include: a logo block (6 frame requirement) and mirror (8 frame requirement).  New items for Thalia Girls include: a logo block (6 frame requirement) and two-piece display (8 frame requirement).  Counter cards, postcards and a banner are also available by request.  All items are complimentary with a minimum purchase of Thalia and Thalia Girls frames. About Kenmark Group Kenmark Group, an employee-owned company, designs, markets and distributes eyewear and sunglasses to optical professionals primarily through exclusive licenses, private label and house collections worldwide.  The Sunwear Division oversees the design, production and...
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Actor Zach Galifianakis Wearing República Sunwear In…

Actor Zach Galifianakis Wearing República Sunwear In…

LOUISVILLE, KY, May 17, 2011 – Actor Zach Galifianakis (Allan) will be seen wearing Mr. Hayes from Kenmark’s Limited Edition República Sunwear collection. Galifianakis is seen wearing the frame throughout the movie, The Hangover Part II, releasing on May 26. About Kenmark Group Kenmark Group, an employee owned company, designs, markets and distributes eyewear and sunglasses to optical professionals primarily through exclusive licenses, private label and house collections worldwide.  The Sunwear Division oversees the design, production and distribution for the retail sunwear category for specialty sunglass stores and top-tier department stores.  The Kenmark Group works in collaboration with top fashion designers and iconic brands including: Vera Wang, Jhane Barnes, kensie, Dana Buchman, Original Penguin, Lilly Pulitzer and Cynthia Rowley.  Branded collections from Kenmark includes: Thalia, República®, Timex®, Wolverine® and house collections.  For a complete offering of frames and sun styles, visit www.kenmarkoptical.com.
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Thalia Adds A Touch Of Latin Flair In Her Eyewear Collection

Thalia Adds A Touch Of Latin Flair In Her Eyewear Collection

LOUISVILLE, KY, May 4, 2011 –   Kenmark is adding six new frames and unveiling a new illustrated look for its Thalia Eyewear collection. Each frame is inspired by International superstar, Thalia. With vibrant colors, playful temple décor, unique embellishments and flirtatious shapes, the new Thalia collection exudes metropolitan glamour, modern romanticism, and a touch of Latin flair. The Thalia woman lives life out loud and isn’t afraid to express herself with bright colors and bold designs. The collection is geared towards strong, confident women ages 18-35+. In conjunction with this release, Kenmark is introducing a new illustrated look for Thalia.  Created by artist Carla Terwilleger of Twiggy Originals, these colorful illustrations match Thalia’s personality and vibrant frames.  Thalia’s new image will be seen on all marketing materials including posters, counter cards and postcards. The new optical styles are listed below: Abeja Colors:          Black, Brown and Purple Sizes:            48-16-135 and 50-16-135 Materials:      Zyl Acetate/Metal Features:       Modern upsweep rectangular zyl frame with patterned temples. Bailar Colors:          Black,...
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TMX by Timex features On-Trend Designs for Young Adults

TMX by Timex features On-Trend Designs for Young Adults

LOUISVILLE, KY, April 26, 2011 – Kenmark is releasing new on-trend designs in its TMX by Timex collection, for active young adults. These new styles combine dynamic shapes with masculine colors to create a modern, sporty look and feel. Geared towards boys and young adults ages 8-18, TMX frames are as active and adventurous as the teenagers who wear them.  These frames are sleek, stylish, and durable with spring hinges and adjustable nosepads; making them a perfect choice for the most active of young adults. Frames are available in wearable shades of black, brown, and gunmetal. New TMX frames are listed below: Aero Colors:          Black, Gunmetal and Olive Sizes:           50-18-130 and 52-18-135 Materials:      Metal Nylon Semi-Rimless Features:       Modern construction makes it a good choice for professional young adults. Advantage Colors:          Black, Brown and Navy Sizes:           49-16-130 and 51-16-135 Materials:      Metal Features:      Rectangular metal frame provides a contemporary look. Clench Colors:          Black, Brown and Navy Sizes:           49-17-130 and 51-17-135 Materials:     ...
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Thalia Girls Combines Fun and Fashion for Young Girls

Thalia Girls Combines Fun and Fashion for Young Girls

LOUISVILLE, KY, April 20, 2011 – Kenmark is releasing new Thalia Girls frames for the fun-loving little diva  who wears bright colors and vivid shapes to express her own playful personality.  Each design is inspired by world-renowned Latin sensation, Thalia. The fun detailing, “look at me” colors, and unique temple décor on Thalia Girls frames come together to create a popular, one-of-a-kind look for school-age girls.  New styles combine embellishments such as rivets, metal cutouts, and animal prints to exude the brand’s lively, mischievous attitude. Several frames feature adjustable nosepads and spring hinges for added comfort. New Thalia Girls Frames are listed below: Adorada Colors:          Black, Brown and Pink Sizes:           46-16-125 and 48-16-125 Materials:      Metal/ Zyl Acetate Features:       Rectangular shaped frame adorned with a CNC cut floral pattern and metal décor accents. Brillante Colors:          Brown, Purple and Red Sizes:           46-17-125 and 48-17-130 Materials:      Metal/ Zyl Acetate Nylon Semi-Rimless Features:       Small rectangular shaped semi-rimless frame with a CNC cut...
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Kenmark Group Introduces Original Penguin by Munsingwear®

Kenmark Group Introduces Original Penguin by Munsingwear®

LOUISVILLE, KY, March 7, 2011 – PEI Licensing, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ: PERY) announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with the Kenmark Group to design, manufacture and distribute eyewear under the Original Penguin by Munsingwear brand. With nearly 40 years of experience, the Kenmark Group holds a diverse portfolio of brands, from top fashion house designers to iconic American names. “We are very excited about the opportunity to extend the Original Penguin by Munsingwear brand to eyewear, an area where we believe the Kenmark Group can create new products which will further attract a younger consumer and increase the aspirational lifestyle of the brand,” commented Oscar Feldenkreis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Perry Ellis International. The agreement encompasses ophthalmic frames as well as ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic sunglasses.  Product will initially launch Fall 2011 at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. Shortly thereafter, the Original Penguin by Munsingwear product will be distributed through optical retailers, as well as through 32 Original Penguin stores, around the world. “We look forward...
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Kenmark Kicks Off the New Year with GWP for Accounts

Kenmark Kicks Off the New Year with GWP for Accounts

LOUISVILLE, KY, February 10, 2011- Kenmark is kicking off the new year with a new Winter & Spring Incentive Program for its accounts.  The program is being offered for the following brands: Vera Wang, Jhane Barnes, Lilly Pulitzer and Timex. Customers will receive their choice of a branded item FREE with a minimum purchase of frames.  Minimums vary for each brand and incentive item.  The program thanks customers for their business and partnership with Kenmark. The Incentive Program offers the following items: Vera Wang Floral Bouquet 9.5 oz Candle with Keepsake Jewelry Box (15 frames) Floral Bouquet Votive 2.5 oz candle/set of 3 (15 frames) Vera Wang Bouquet Perfume (15 frames) Vera Wang Princess Perfume (15 frames) Vera Wang for Men (15 frames) Vera Wang Princess Set of 6 Mini Perfumes (15 frames) Timex Timex Ladies Dress Sport Watch (12 frames) Timex Ladies Easy Reader Watch (12 frames) Timex Mens Metal Combo Watch (15 frames) Lilly Pulitzer Lilly Photo Albums (10 frames) Desert Tort Stationary and Pencil Set (8 frames) Hanging Around Stationary and Pencil Set (8 frames) Jhane Barnes Tie (6 frames) About Kenmark Group Kenmark...
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