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Lucky Brand and REM Eyewear Launches New Optical Styles for ‘Lucky You’ Collection

Lucky Brand and REM Eyewear Launches New Optical Styles for ‘Lucky You’ Collection

Recognized for their kicked-back American style, Lucky Brand has three new optical styles for Spring/Summer 2014, one for men and two for the ladies, that encompass the lifestyle brand’s casual cool vibe. It’s the details that make Lucky frames a delight to wear, with design features like the signature ‘clover’ logo on the temple tip, and the ‘Lucky You’ logo plaque on the inside temples that make each frame uniquely yours. With these fresh styles expect to see sleek profiles with beautifully textured patterns and seamless color combinations that make each frame pop while staying true to the brand’s southern California roots. New Lucky Brand optical frames are available now to authorized retailers. With a reasonable book price, these every day, anywhere styles are sure to bring good luck and sales to any optical location. Interested? Act quickly by contacting your REM representative, or if you just can’t bear to wait any longer, call now at 800.423.3023 – you’ll feel lucky you did. MENS The Beachfront style with its rectangular frame front, is casual enough for every day, and offers unique design elements to express the individual wearing them. Its sleek temples...
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Converse & REM Eyewear Release New On-Trend Sunglass Styles for All-Star Sun Collection

Converse & REM Eyewear Release New On-Trend Sunglass Styles for All-Star Sun Collection

Converse is releasing five new sunglass styles for the brand’s popular All-Star sun collection for Spring/Summer 2014. The All-Star eyewear line was created to capture the energy and enthusiasm of the independent, cool crowd. Known for its spontaneous high-quality designs, this collection offers all-access affordability for those with a flair for funky, cool sunwear. The new models feature high in-demand elements such as mirrored lenses, and bold gradient coloring on selected styles. With a remarkable retail value, these optical quality sunglasses house equal quality polycarbonate lenses that filter 100% of potentially harmful UV rays. The Converse All-Star collection is available now. If history is a judge, these models will sell out. So don’t hesitate to get these sunglasses in front of your customers. Contact your local REM representative to schedule a personal viewing by calling us at 800.423.3023. The B003 style showcases a funky fresh attitude with its oversized square shape in three cool colors. The Converse rubber logo can be seen on the front temple, completed with a Converse All-Star logo laser engraved on inside right temple. Check out the gradient coloring in the Pink,...
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REM & Converse Launch of New Converse Jack Purcell Eyewear Collection

REM & Converse Launch of New Converse Jack Purcell Eyewear Collection

REM Eyewear announces the launch of Converse Jack Purcell Eyewear, a new collection that will expand Converse Eyewear’s product range to include more sophisticated products with a vintage inspiration for optical and sunglasses. The new Converse Jack Purcell Eyewear collection consists of 14 styles – 8 optical frames, and 6 sunglasses. REM Eyewear will launch global distribution of Converse Jack Purcell eyewear beginning January 2014. “We have invested more than two years of product development to create eyewear that aesthetically embodies the brand’s core attributes, including the Signature Jack Purcell smirk. Converse Jack Purcell consumers love their experiences with this brand, and our eyewear will build on that tradition,” states Mike Hundert, REM’s CEO. The main components of the eyewear collection support the foundation of Converse Jack Purcell: carefully curated styling that translates to this consumer’s ‘less is more’ philosophy of life. Highlights of the Jack Purcell collection: Each frame is handmade acetate with five to seven barrel hinges. The Jack Purcell logo is featured on the inside of the temples and laser engraved on the upper right sunglass lens. The...
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Spy® VP Of Optical Happily Named Executive Vice President

Spy® VP Of Optical Happily Named Executive Vice President

SPY® Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY), a leading eyewear company known for its patent-pending Happy Lens™ technology, today announced that Jim Sepanek, SPY Vice President of Optical, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of SPY, effective December 26, 2013. Having joined SPY in May 2011, Sepanek has led business development and sales for SPY as it evolves its global presence. With nearly 20 years of experience in the optical industry, Sepanek has previously served as vice president of business development at Signature Eyewear and prior to that, held executive positions at Rem Eyewear and Revo, Inc. “It’s rare when a dream job gets better,” says Jim Sepanek. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity that we have to take the SPY brand to the next level. In my new role, we will bring a sense of urgency and discipline to the way we approach our business, providing a greater reason to exist for our customers and a better experience for our consumers.” Michael Marckx, SPY President and CEO added, “Having a new executive on the team to join Jim McGinty and me is very exciting, especially considering Jim Sepanek’s professionalism and love of the SPY brand. Jim has...
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REM Eyewear & Mondottica UK Join Forces To Conquer The World

REM Eyewear & Mondottica UK Join Forces To Conquer The World

US-based REM Eyewear and UK-based Mondottica announce the expansion of their joint venture, Remdottica, to demonstrate an increased commitment to global partnerships and reaffirm their dedication to serving the needs of customers around the globe. The expanded partnership will allow for Remdottica to share experience and expertise while keeping a close eye on regional trends and facilitating superior logistics. The move also brings REM’s entire collection of quality eyewear brands to Europe for the first time. Remdottica, which launched in September 2011 to distribute Converse Eyewear throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Holland, France and Spain will now encompass all of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and include REM’s entire portfolio of branded eyewear from John Varvatos, Jones New York, TUMI, Lucky Brand and Cosmopolitan. European customers can expect notably faster delivery times, regionally-based customer service and an expanded collection of brands as early as September 1, 2013. According to REM’s CEO, Mike Hundert, “The expansion of Remdottica to cover all of the REM business throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) is a natural progression of the...
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Introducing The New Face Of Surface From Rem Eyewear

Introducing The New Face Of Surface From Rem Eyewear

In May, more than 250 REM Eyewear Facebook fans voted for their favorite model to become the 2013 face of Surface, a quality eyewear collection from the Rembrand family. The winning model is now featured on a unique 3-D counter card, the first of its kind. The counter card creates a dynamic and compelling environment for optometry offices. For a limited time, REM customers will receive the interactive 3-D counter card, including a display frame, free of charge with the purchase of six Surface frames. “The new 3-D counter card from Surface is dramatically different,” said Dejah Pike, REM Brand Manager. “We were inspired by a desire to build an interactive display and are thrilled to bring this exciting element to our customers.” Inspired by modern architecture, Surface is a handcrafted collection, rich in texture with layers of hidden detail. About REM Eyewear Serving more than 80 nations on six continents, REM Eyewear is a leading designer and marketer of eyewear worldwide, with headquarters in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, and the UK. REM’s portfolio of brands includes Converse, Jones New York, Lucky Kid, Lucky Brand, Indie and Lipstick. The company’s Base Curve division...
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John Varvatos In Harmony With The Red Headed Stranger

John Varvatos In Harmony With The Red Headed Stranger

The new campaign for the John Varvatos brand pairs country music legend Willie Nelson (who recently celebrated his 80th birthday) with his two sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, also emerging artists. Willie Nelson is one of the most recognized American singer-songwriter icons as well as a celebrated author, poet, actor and progressive activist. Willie wore the V353 John Varvatos eyewear style for his black and white portrait. These handcrafted classic round glasses offer removable sun clip for a versatile look that takes you from day to night. Donning the signature John Varvatos guitar hardware hinge at the temple, these stylish shades are perfect for any rock star. With a vise-like grip on the men’s fashion scene, Varvatos and his trademark detailing have become synonymous with cool. His eyewear collection from REM Eyewear follows suit by echoing the tough but tailored touches that have made Varvatos a force to be reckoned with. The four iconic hallmarks that represent the brand include John Varvatos’ initials, a crown, a guitar, and a shield displaying the company’s founding date.. The Varvatos double V stitching, found everywhere in JV’s world from footwear to leather goods, make...
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Converse & Lucky Brand Kids Are Too Cool For School

Converse & Lucky Brand Kids Are Too Cool For School

REM Eyewear once again delivers unbeatable back-to-school collections from two of the most exciting kids brands on the planet – Converse and Lucky Brand. Year after year, REM proves that no one knows what kids want better than these style giants! The 2013 eyewear release features the hottest colors of the season, paired with classic shapes and quality construction. Both collections bring whimsical designs and playful pops of color to an otherwise dull landscape of traditional kid’s eyewear options. Also available in larger sizes for in-between “tweens”, Converse and Lucky Brand are back-to-school essentials. Each Converse and Lucky Brand kids frame comes with REM’s exclusive Kid’s Promise Guarantee, a unique program that provides kids with 100% unconditional protection against loss or breakage for up to one year after purchase. Mom and Dad, you’re welcome. Also, for a limited time, each frame comes with a branded gift-with-purchase that will have the whole class talking. For the California cool kid, Lucky Brand presents Busy Bee, Peppy, Dynamo, Spark Plug and Smarty. Each frame is bursting with personality, just like the little wearer. Busy Bee and Peppy: Silkscreen...
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REM Eyewear Makes Donation to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

REM Eyewear Makes Donation to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

In response to the violent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, REM Eyewear has donated more than 1,000 optical frames to Feed the Children, a non-profit organization assisting residents affected by the devastation. The donation will help local Oklahoma optometrists replace frames for children displaced by the tornadoes. Led by Mike Hundert, REM Eyewear CEO and Don Alecock, REM Eyewear Vice President of Operations, the donation is an example of REM’s commitment to supporting those in need. In 2012 alone, the eyewear leader donated more than 575 volunteer hours to six local organizations including The Tree People and Heal the Bay. REM also gave more than $1 million dollars, including in-kind donations, to 19 nonprofits worldwide. For more information and to find out how you can help, visit www.FeedtheChildren.org About REM Eyewear Serving more than 80 nations on six continents, REM Eyewear is a leading designer and marketer of eyewear worldwide, with headquarters in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, and the UK. REM’s portfolio of brands includes Converse, Jones New York, John Varvatos, Tumi, Lucky Brand, Lucky Kid, Cosmopolitan, Indie, Lipstick, and Surface. Family owned-and-operated...
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John Varvatos Raises $900K For Stuart House

John Varvatos Raises $900K For Stuart House

John Varvatos celebrated the 10th Annual Stuart House Benefit, presented by Chrysler, at his Los Angeles boutique. The March 10th event, hosted by Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, took over Melrose Avenue at Robertson at the heart of West Hollywood and raised more than $900,000 for Stuart House – UCLA’s internationally recognized model program serving sexually abused children. The event’s emcee, Bill Belamy, hosted the live auction followed by a performance by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith with special guest Slash. Among the guests to arrive in John Varvatos eyewear were Jeremy Piven, Joe Manganiello, Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber, Alice Cooper, David Schwimmer, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, Kevin Nealon, Vincent Piazza & more. For more information about Stuart House and to learn how you can help please visit http://www.911rape.org. About John Varvatos: Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, John Varvatos now represents an entire men’s lifestyle that includes footwear, bags, belts, eyewear, limited edition watches, men’s fragrances, as well as the younger, edgier John Varvatos USA Collection and Converse...
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Create A Look That’s Just For You

Create A Look That’s Just For You

The latest trend in eyewear, V-Lites are the truly customizable brand extension from REM Eyewear’s popular Visualites. Design your own by choosing from three lens shapes and four colors to create a look that is 100% you. Made from ultra-light and flexible TR-90, V-Lites are the go-anywhere frames made by you, for you! Offering the same light-weight feel that has skyrocketed Visualites to the top of the reader market, the V-Lites eye size possibilities are endless thanks to the classic rimless design which fits any Rx with ease. Shapes include traditional round, versatile pillow shape and modern rectangle. Colors include a feminine Red/Pink gradient, bold Black/Smoke gradient, and a neutral Tortoise and Crystal. About REM Eyewear Serving more than 80 nations on six continents, REM Eyewear is a leading designer and marketer of eyewear worldwide, with headquarters in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, and the UK. REM’s portfolio of brands includes Converse, Jones New York, John Varvatos, Tumi, Lucky Brand, Lucky Kid, Cosmopolitan, Indie, Lipstick, and Surface. Family owned-and-operated for more than fifty years, the company is headed by industry veterans Mike Hundert (CEO) and Donna...
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REM To Host CE Class At Vision Expo East

REM To Host CE Class At Vision Expo East

The hugely popular 20/20 Continuing Education course titled “Frame Design and Development: Looking Beyond Logos and Markings” will be taught live at Vision Expo East 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday March 15. Registration is now open at www.VisionExpoEast.com. Since the launch of the online educational opportunity, more than 3,200 individuals have successfully completed the course receiving credit from the American Board of Opticianry – more than any other 20/20 Continuing Education course to date. Mike Hundert, REM Eyewear CEO and Chief Creative Officer collaborated with Nico Roseillier, REM Eyewear Creative Director, to design the course so participants have the opportunity to explore today’s eyewear manufacturing dynamics.  From country of origin to methods and materials, students gain a better understanding of how to evaluate eyewear and best describe quality to patients. Hundert offers students an in-depth view of manufacturing, acquired through three decades of hands-on experience working with factories around the world.  Course participants benefit from Hundert’s wisdom, gaining knowledge usually only accessible with a passport and years of meticulous research. Roseillier...
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Jones New York Fall 2012 Collection

Jones New York Fall 2012 Collection

Jones New York has been crafting superlative specs inspired by their sophisticated, polished, modern apparel for five years. Fall 2012 is no different. The new collection delivers on the promise of enduring quality and style. For the Jones New York woman, Delicate gold wrap hinge detail and easy, chic shape create a quiet elegance and timeless style that will make J745 your signature frames. A feminine addition to your fall look, J217 marries striking hinge detail with a savvy round shape for a twist on clean and simple design. For the Jones New York man, The sharp, clean and current J518 frames exude confidence and poise.  Geek-chic gone corporate, J518 is for the man in charge. A sophisticated, round frame and heavy-duty detailing, J339 makes keeping up with the Joneses look effortless. About REM Eyewear Serving more than 60 nations on six continents, REM Eyewear is a leading designer and marketer of eyewear worldwide, with headquarters in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Barcelona. REM’s portfolio of brands includes Converse, Jones New York, Lucky Kid, Lucky Brand, Indie, Lipstick, and Popcorn. The company’s Base Curve division includes menswear designer John Varvatos...
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REM Eyewear Delivers On John Varvatos

REM Eyewear Delivers On John Varvatos

John Varvatos’ signature style is hard to miss. Old-world craftsmanship and rock star spirit, accompanied by an unabashed dedication to quality, have sky-rocketed the Detroit-born designer from Motor City giant to global style icon. The Varvatos line has expanded to a lifestyle brand with the designer putting his spin on everything from fragrance bottles to cars. (Chrysler is set to release a Varvatos limited edition 300c for Spring 2013.) With a vise-like grip on the men’s fashion scene, Varvatos and his trademark detailing have become synonymous with cool. His eyewear collection from REM Eyewear follows suit by echoing the tough but tailored touches that have made Varvatos a force to be reckoned with. The four iconic hallmarks that represent the brand include John Varvatos’ initials, a crown, a guitar, and a shield displaying the company’s founding date. These hallmarks, which appear on fragrance bottles, accessories, and the limited edition Chrysler, also lend their hip vibe to temples and temple tips throughout the eyewear collection. The Varvatos double V stitching, found everywhere in JV’s world from footwear to leather goods, make an appearance as an...
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Fall 2012 Collection From Converse

Fall 2012 Collection From Converse

The Converse Eyewear Fall 2012 collection experiments with a hybrid of spirited color and classic eyewear shape. Express your personality ear-to-ear with the just right color combinations. Temples inspired by the modern age, Digital shows just how playful a minimalist look can be. Available in four colors and silkscreen laminated acetate designs for a touch of whimsy. Mind-bending swirls and spots dominate the temples of Infared, a paint gone wild frame. Available in three classic color combinations with an anything but classic twist. With a winning silhouette and dazzling colors, Composition is dangerously cute. Perfectly placed and expertly framed, this is your dutiful sidekick in style.   A gentle cat eye shape and matte TR90 temples make Shutter a colorful treat for your face. Shutter is easy to wear and easier to love.   A must-have combination of peekaboo color and classic Converse eyewear shape give Filter a fresh look for fall.  Filter is the perfect blend of rebellious style and unfailing design.   With a surprising pop of color and unmistakable cool Converse style, the Full Color frames stay ahead of the curve.  Shiny outside and matte inside along with...
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