Expo Boutique Buyer Panel: Sharing Views on Independent Retail


NEW YORK—This year’s exclusive Boutique Buyer Panel, titled Freedom Sighters, will feature a highly-respected group of panelists who will provide attendees a complete look at the realm of independent eyewear. Taking place on Friday, Sept. 20, the panel will be held in the BRIDGE from 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. with a cocktail networking party to follow deejayed by Coco and Breezy. James Spina, editor-in-chief of 20/20 Magazine, will moderate the conversation to afford each panelist the opportunity to share his or her views on the world of independent retail.

Vendor panelists include:

• Cynthia Shapiro, founder at Europa/Cinzia Designs

• Ashley Bezamat, founder at Dom Vetro

• Tom Davies, founder at Tom Davies Bespoke Eyewear

Retailer panelist include:

• Stephanie Haenes, owner of Art of Optiks

• Ryan Horne, owner of Spex by Ryan