Deadline Is Friday Aug. 23 for Voting in Accessories Council's First Design Excellence Awards

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NEW YORK—The deadline for voting on the best new accessories products, including finalists in sunwear and ophthalmic eyewear and optical innovation is this Friday, Aug. 23, for the Accessories Council's inaugural Design Excellence Awards. Voting for the final winners in each category is open to everyone and can be done on The Accessories Council website. Five optical frames and five sunglass styles are among the previously announced finalists, as VMAIL reported. New progressive lenses are among the innovation & technology finalists, which can also be voted upon. Ray-Ban will be honored with a Hall of Fame award.

The final winners will be revealed live at a luncheon on Sept. 5 in New York City. Sponsors of the Design Excellence Awards are Accessories Circuit, Donatello Arm, Launchmetrics, Marchon Eyewear, NANO, QVC/HSN and Swarovski.