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The Evolution Of Titanium Eyewear

The Evolution Of Titanium Eyewear

Tura Inc., the inventor of fashion eyewear in 1938, introduces the Geoffrey Beene 100% titanium collection, featuring six men’s ophthalmic models debuting in September. The new designs include sculpted, linear and open details. Titanium is a growing trend in eyewear for multiple reasons. The material is durable, naturally hypoallergenic, and ultra lightweight, making it ideal for customers with a high-density prescription who seek comfortable lightweight frames. At a special discount structure for the optical store, the Geoffrey Beene titanium eyewear collection has an attractive price point that benefits the dispensary and the patient. One of America’s true design pioneers, Geoffrey Beene continues to challenge the country’s fashion establishment by creating classic, superbly tailored eyewear for men and women that marry comfort and luxury. Staying true to the Geoffrey Beene DNA, these new men’s styles perfectly blend form and function with unparalleled quality. “Our titanium frames will appeal to the customer looking for high quality materials, a classic shape, and a modern temple design,” says Tura Inc. Product Manager Loyedie Desir. “It’s a wise purchase, whether...
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Quintessentially British: New Ted Baker Eyewear Styles Merge High Fashion & Retro Influences With Ted’s Quirky Personality

Quintessentially British: New Ted Baker Eyewear Styles Merge High Fashion & Retro Influences With Ted’s Quirky Personality

Tura Inc., the inventor of fashion eyewear in 1938, expands its popular Ted Baker collection with four bold ophthalmic models for women and men, debuting in September. “The quintessentially British brand merges the perfect balance of vintage styling with modern design, and playfulness,” says Crystal Throneburg, Product Manager for the Ted Baker collection. These latest additions are part of the Speechless and Iconic “T” collections, which incorporate high fashion styling and subtle branding details. This collection is  an excellent option for price and fashion-conscious consumers. “Ted’s unique point of view is expressed in each frame through retro shapes, custom prints, and high quality materials,” adds Throneburg. The frames boast rich laminate acetates, high definition floral prints, and comfortable spring hinges. One of the models is crafted with authentic wood inlays, adding to the frame’s rich design aesthetic and allure. Not Your Ordinary Wayfarer: Style B717 for Women Only Ted could make the masculine Wayfarer fresh and feminine for today’s woman. This modified design features a thin profile and luxurious laminate acetate materials. Standout custom floral...
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Safilo & Tommy Hilfiger Announce Five Year Renewal Of Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Safilo & Tommy Hilfiger Announce Five Year Renewal Of Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian eyewear manufacturer and worldwide distributor, and the Tommy Hilfiger Group, one of the world’s leading premium designer lifestyle brands which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], are pleased to announce a five-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of the Tommy Hilfiger ophthalmic and sunglass collections. The agreement will run until December 31, 2020, with an optional five-year extension thereafter. “We are very pleased to announce the early renewal of this important license, which seals the mutual trust between our two companies,” said Luisa Delgado, CEO of the Safilo Group. “We have achieved excellent results to date for Tommy Hilfiger eyewear, thanks to a seamless partnership that proved particularly effective for the quality design, product development, marketing, communication and distribution of the brand.” “Safilo is a valued partner of the Tommy Hilfiger brand, and we are excited to renew this licensing agreement,” said Daniel Grieder, CEO of the Tommy Hilfiger Group. “Safilo’s longstanding global excellence in the eyewear...
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L’Amy America’s Columbia Eyewear Enhances Tween Collection

L’Amy America’s Columbia Eyewear Enhances Tween Collection

L’Amy America, a division of global eyewear group TWC-L’Amy, announces the worldwide launch of two new tweener ophthalmic models, with metals featuring Columbia’s exclusive 180°™ hinge system, just in time for the back-to-school sell-in season. The new additions, to the now 11 model Columbia Tweener collection, are combination metal models, “Eagle Rock and Red Cliff.” The metals provide two distinct size options, with distinctive shapes, and Gripol™ rubberized temple stems for stability on face and super soft touch against the skin. The two new metal models are equipped with Columbia’s 180°™ hinge technology which allows the temple to completely “flatten out” into a position of 180° from the frame front. “The durable and flexible hinge system allows the frame to suffer the physical abuses inherent in an active Tween’s outdoor lifestyle. Furthermore, for Tweens experiencing growth spurts, these Monel metal frames accommodate heads of all shapes and sizes, and will resist corrosion due to skin acidity brought on by hormonal changes,” said Worldwide Business Unit Manager Connie Reiss. Function aside, the new series offers options in both conservative and...
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L’amy America’s Columbia Eyewear Introduces Summer 2014 Ophthalmics

L’amy America’s Columbia Eyewear Introduces Summer 2014 Ophthalmics

L’Amy America’s Columbia Eyewear, an industry leader in outdoor ophthalmic design, announces the worldwide launch of 6 new models for the Summer, with design options in stainless steel or titanium. Bitterroot and Brundage are 2 new easy-wearing, traditional rectangles with slight sport attitude made of stainless steel which is durable, and has a soft-brushed finish with subtle two-color temple detail—the ultimate “daily commute” frame for more conservative tastes. Two new titanium models, Sheridan Mountain and Spencer Peak are constructed of 100% pure titanium for superior strength, lightest-weight comfort, hypo-allergenic and anti-corrosive properties that will stand up to mother nature and father time. In addition, each model features Columbia’s exclusive “Gripol” rubberized temple sleeves that provide extra grip and stability during activity. “This versatile titanium series provides superior functionality by combining casual, easy-to-wear styling with high-performance frame materials that promote an easy office-to-outdoor adventure transition” said Worldwide Brand Manager Connie Reiss. For the first time, we’ve combined an H90 frame front with stainless steel...
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OCuSOFT® Introduces Retaine® PM™ Ointment in 5 Gram EconoTube™ for Maximum Savings

OCuSOFT® Introduces Retaine® PM™ Ointment in 5 Gram EconoTube™ for Maximum Savings

OCuSOFT, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health, is pleased to introduce Retaine® PM™ Nighttime Ointment for relief of severe Dry Eye. Designed to keep eyes lubricated and comfortable while you sleep, Retaine® PM™ is a preservative-free, oil-based formula that, significantly, is packaged in a large, economical 5 gram tube which is 43% larger than traditional 3.5 gram tubes. Retaine® PM™ joins a growing line of Retaine® brand eye care products, including artificial tears and nutritional supplements available through Eye Care Professionals. Introductory discount pricing is available to practitioners dispensing from their office, however, patients may also order online directly at www.ocusoft.com/retaine. Retaine® PM™’s 5 gram EconoTube™ provides maximum savings and is only available from OCuSOFT®. For more information, call (800) 233-5469 or visit www.ocusoft.com.
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SKECHERS Eyewear Presents New Spring 2014 Collection

SKECHERS Eyewear Presents New Spring 2014 Collection

Viva International Group presents five new releases from the SKECHERS Eyewear Spring 2014 collection, consisting of two men’s and three women’s ophthalmic styles. The line delivers pops of color with retro-inspired styling. Innovative materials, including rubber detailing and multi-layered acetates in gradient colorations, add a playful edge to this sport-lifestyle inspired collection. Get A Grip A rubber cutout detail wraps around the metal temples of models SK 3118 and SK 3120, two key styles from the men’s ophthalmic collection. An epoxy filled SKECHERS “S” logo is embossed on each temple in coordinating colors including red, blue, olive and green. A laser-etched SKECHERS logo also appears on each temple tip, completing the look of this grouping. Offered in rectangle variations, model SK 3118 features a full-rimmed flat metal front, while model SK 3120 features a semi-rimless front, delivering a lightweight alternative within the collection. It Takes Two The sleek temples of models SK 2084, SK 2085 and SK 2086 are designed to reveal pops of color with a double-layered acetate construction. A subtle carved effect reveals lighter shades of pink, purple and purple horn, as...
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L’Amy America Welcomes Ann Taylor Eyewear

L’Amy America Welcomes Ann Taylor Eyewear

L’Amy America will launch Ann Taylor eyewear to optical retailers in the United States and Canada. For the first time, the ready-to-wear ophthalmic frames and sunglasses will be available beyond the brand’s own distribution channels. Sunglasses, which launched last May, were previously only available in Ann Taylor stores and on www.anntaylor.com. The full eyewear collection, developed and manufactured in partnership with L’Amy, was designed to complement the modern woman’s chic lifestyle and is a natural extension for the brand as it continues to outfit women head-to-heels for every facet of their busy brilliant lives. Eyewear will come with a white saffiano case embossed with the Ann Taylor logo. About Groupe TWC-L’AMY L’Amy America is part of Groupe TWC-L’AMY – the largest accessory company in France. Established in 1810, the group develops eyewear for brands such as Ann Taylor, Bally of Switzerland, Balmain, Carven, Cerrutti 1881, Columbia Sportswear, Kenzo, Nicole Miller, Nina Ricci, Proenza Schouler, Rochas, Sonia Rykiel and Ted Lapidus, as well as its own house brands. Groupe TWC-L’AMY brings together eyewear, watches, handbags and jewelry under one international...
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L’amy America To Launch Ann Taylor Eyewear

L’amy America To Launch Ann Taylor Eyewear

L’Amy America will launch Ann Taylor eyewear to optical retailers in the United States and Canada. For the first time, the ready-to-wear ophthalmic frames and sunglasses will be available beyond the brand’s own distribution channels. Sunglasses, which launched last May, were previously only available in Ann Taylor stores and on www.anntaylor.com. The full eyewear collection, developed and manufactured in partnership with L’Amy, was designed to complement the modern woman’s chic lifestyle and is a natural extension for the brand as it continues to outfit women head-to-heels for every facet of their busy brilliant lives. Eyewear will come with a white saffiano case embossed with the Ann Taylor logo. About Groupe TWC-L’AMY L’Amy America is part of Groupe TWC-L’AMY – the largest accessory company in France. Established in 1810, the group develops eyewear for brands such as Ann Taylor, Bally of Switzerland, Balmain, Carven, Cerrutti 1881, Columbia Sportswear, Kenzo, Nicole Miller, Nina Ricci, Proenza Schouler, Rochas, Sonia Rykiel and Ted Lapidus, as well as its own house brands. Groupe TWC-L’AMY brings together eyewear, watches, handbags and jewelry under one international...
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Nothing Says Timeless Elegance Like Catherine Deneuve

Nothing Says Timeless Elegance Like Catherine Deneuve

The two new ophthalmic styles from the Fall 2013 Collection from Catherine Deneuve Lunettes feature elaborately designed temple treatments, which reflect a modern, yet timeless elegance. Refined design elements, including filigree detailing and marbleized colorations, deliver the perfect accessory for today’s mature woman. Metal end pieces accented by filigree detailing adorn the sophisticated temple design of models CD-323 and CD-324. The modified cat-eye front shape of model CD-323 is offered in multi-layered acetates, including solid black over crystal, brown over crystal and translucent pink over crystal. Model CD-324 features a modified rectangular shaped metal front in satin finishes of black, brown and pink. Handmade acetate temples in marbleized colorations, including clear and black, brown marble and a triple laminate of pink horn, white and white amber, complete the look of the duo’s stylish design. Both styles include a hard case and cleaning cloth. Merchandising materials include a one-piece highlighter, four-piece counter display, logo plaques and countercards featuring the new fall campaign image. For more information, please visit www.vivagroup.com. About Viva International...
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Show The World Just How Savvy You Are

Show The World Just How Savvy You Are

Viva International Group presents four new releases from the Savvy Eyewear Fall 2013 collection, consisting of two men’s and two women’s ophthalmic styles. The Savvy collection is a well-designed mix of timeless classics and the latest trends for men and women, offered at a great value. The Fall 2013 collection takes a modern approach pairing refined metal fronts with innovative temple designs. The men’s optical collection showcases full-rimmed rectangle metal variations in subtle matte finishes. A clean temple design is highlighted by a carbon fiber inlay in this trend-driven grouping. Savvy 377 is available in matte black, matte brown and matte gunmetal while the traditional look of Savvy 378 is available in matte brown, matte gunmetal and matte slate. Satin finishes, subtle Swarovski temple embellishments and vibrant acetate temple tips deliver a blend of sophistication and confidence to the women’s optical collection. Savvy 381 features a modified square silhouette offered in satin brown, satin plum and satin slate, while Savvy 382 features a semi-rimless soft rectangular front available in satin brown, satin gunmetal and satin slate. For more information please call...
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Be The First To See The New Fall Styles From Sperry Top-Sider

Be The First To See The New Fall Styles From Sperry Top-Sider

Sperry Top-Sider, in partnership with L’Amy America, will launch an eyewear line for Fall 2013. The eyewear collection, offered in a wide range of rich colors with artisan details, is inspired by the authentic American style of Sperry Top-Sider – the brand that gave the world its first boat shoe when company founder Paul Sperry invented the style back in 1935. Iconic details from Sperry Top-Sider’s footwear collection have been tastefully integrated into the eyewear designs – including signature grommets, skip lacing and the wave-siping pattern. Anchors and leather integration have also been used throughout the collection, combining vibrant color combinations and superior craftsmanship to create timeless yet modern styles. Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider products have become an enduring symbol of the ‘good life’ lived in, on and around the sea. In a playful nod to the brand’s nautical lifestyle, the new ophthalmic eyewear has been named after seaside resorts such as Eastham, Montauk and Pawleys. Additionally, the entire Sperry Top-Sider eyewear collection comes packaged in a sailcloth-inspired pouch featuring authentic sail stitching and grommet detailing along with a...
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Day or Night, Aspire To Look Your Best With XOXO

Day or Night, Aspire To Look Your Best With XOXO

Blending timeless looks with the season’s most current trends, the XOXO Eyewear collection feature fashionable frames that transition from day to night. Available in three colors, Aspire combines a sexy feminine eyeshape and intense colors for a bold look. Aspire combines bright colors and modern animal prints into a sexy chic frame with a rounded angular eyeshape. The front features a punch of the printed acetate with a modified snake skin design on colorful temples. Aspire is available in Red Black, Blue Black and Brown. Visit our website, www.mcgeegroup.com, to view the entire collection. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com. The McGee Group markets ophthalmic frames, sunwear, reading glasses and cases to all customer groups throughout North America and many international markets including eye care professionals, distributors, large optical chains, mass merchants, and department stores. Since its inception in 1976, The McGee Group has gained recognition as a forward-thinking company by merging innovative technology with fashion, offering high quality products, superior marketing support and value-added customer service. The McGee...
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AV Studio Brings Glamour & Sophistication

AV Studio Brings Glamour & Sophistication

Match Eyewear is pleased to announce the launch of AV Studio, a new partner brand to Adrienne Vittadini Eyewear. The AV Studio collection, currently in previews, will be officially unveiled at the 2013 Vision Expo West, and will debut with 18 ophthalmic and 8 sun wear styles. Following in the fashionable footsteps of Adrienne Vittadini, AV Studio reinvents casual elegance by bringing a bold and sexy edge to classic eyewear designs. Innovative shapes and textures, surprising colors and fun, flirty styling provide a fresh and sassy take on modern refinement. ‘The AV Studio collection is cool and a little audacious, but it maintains the polish and accessible luxury of the Adrienne Vittadini brand,” says Ethan Goodman, President of Match Eyewear. AV Studio delivers daring and sophisticated eyewear to young women, 20 to 35, with a chic and adventurous sense of style. The vintage inspired, librarian-style design of ophthalmic style AV-84S is updated with a spray of Swarovski crystals and a raised metal logo emblem on smooth, narrow temples, crafted from laminated acetate. There’s nothing vintage about ophthalmic model AV-54S, with an almond shaped, matte metal front and textured,...
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Go From Scoreboard To Boardroom With Skechers

Go From Scoreboard To Boardroom With Skechers

Viva International Group delivers a mix of sport and lifestyle designs with three new men’s ophthalmic frames in the SKECHERS Eyewear Fall 2013 collection. Rubber-enhanced temple treatments in contrasting colors add a dose of style, while offering comfort and superior fit. Flat metal design details in matte colorations compliment the collection’s overall aesthetic. The relaxed and casual model SK 3107 is crafted with a retro square front in matte finish acetate, and is available in shades of blue, burgundy or black. The flat metal flared temple design features a laser-engraved SKECHERS logo inscribed across the side. Comfortable acetate tips are accented with an “S” logo rubber inlay, which completes the look of this key style. Models SK 3106 and SK 3108 feature semi-rimless and full metal front designs in rectangular shapes. With the same innovative temple treatment as style SK 3107, this duo is also available in rich tones of matte black, gunmetal and burgundy. For more information on the complete SKECHERS Eyewear collection, please visit vivagroup.com. About Viva International Group Viva International Group is a global leader in high-quality, fashion eyewear. Its portfolio...
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