Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:21 AM
, a leading national optical retailer, is kicking off its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2C works to accelerate cancer research so that all cancer patients can become long-term cancer survivors. Eyemart Express will donate $5 for every pair of SU2C frames purchased through Oct. 24, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $20,000, according to an announcement this week. “We are pleased to support Stand Up To Cancer as this fundraiser is an important tradition in our stores and for the local communities that we serve,” chief executive officer Michael Bender said.
Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00 AM
Translucent acetate frames in gem and crystal tones that are just as precious as they are trendy.
Friday, September 18, 2020 12:21 AM
CHICAGO—A range of leading independent eyewear brands have joined forces to launch The Suites at Midwest Best
described by its organizer as "a socially distant optical experience," and a cooperative kick-off to the autumn eyewear season to be held Oct. 2 to 4 in Rosemont, Ill.
Monday, September 14, 2020 12:18 AM
TROY, Mich. and DALLAS, Teas—I-deal Optics Holdings, Inc.
and the Haggar Clothing Company
have announced a multi-year extension of their license agreement that grants I-deal Optics the rights to design, produce and distribute sun and prescription eyewear under the Haggar brand through Dec. 31, 2023. Founded in 1926, Haggar has grown into America’s number one selling dress pant brand and one of the world's most recognized brands of men's apparel and accessories. Haggar products feature industry leading innovations in comfort and quality, providing men with the ultimate in style and value. I-deal Optics has proudly held the eyewear license since 2005, the company noted.
Friday, September 11, 2020 12:24 AM
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.—Oakley,
a leader in sport performance and optical innovation, this week launched the brand’s 2020 NFL campaign, “We Shape the Future,” which honors “the dominant on-field performances of Team Oakley’s football athletes and their influential and steadfast leadership off the field,” according to the announcement. The campaign is headlined by the NFL players Patrick Mahomes II and Lamar Jackson and features JuJu Smith-Schuster, Derwin James Jr., Aaron Jones and Trevon Diggs. The latter two players are billed as “new young faces” in what Oakley says is an “already star-studded lineup of Oakley football athletes.” Jones is a running back with the Green Bay Packers and Diggs is a rookie cornerback with the Dallas Cowboys.
Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:27 AM
LONGARONE, Italy—The Philipp Plein Group
and the De Rigo Group
have announced a license agreement for the creation, production and distribution, globally, of both sunglasses and optical frames. The companies said the license takes effect immediately and the launch of the first collection is expected for the second half of 2021. The Philipp Plein eyewear collections will be distributed worldwide through the De Rigo sales network and in the brand’s boutique stores. The announcement also noted, "The coming together of these two leading international fashion powerhouses has led to a partnership that will soon see the launch of eyewear collections combining the extraordinary technical savoir-faire and no-compromise quality of the De Rigo Group with the unmistakable aesthetics and strong and innovative style codes of the Philipp Plein brand."
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:18 AM
VANCOUVER—Kits, a Canadian eyewear brand backed by the investor Roger Hardy, has launched what it calls a “revolutionary platform” at Kits.com
to sell eyewear, sunwear and contact lenses online.
Friday, September 4, 2020 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—The Accessories Council
announced the winners of its second annual Design Excellence Awards via Zoom. In the eyewear categories, Safilo and Marchon both took home awards.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:18 AM
BETHPAGE, N.Y.—Eyewear Designs Ltd.
has announced that Michael Shavitz has been named vice president of U.S. sales for the company. In this new role, Shavitz will be responsible for the development, advancement, and execution of expanding its existing channels of distribution and widening the company's reach with independent ECPs.
Friday, August 14, 2020 12:12 AM
NEW YORK—Voting continues this week, ending Aug. 21, for anyone who wants to take part, to help select the winning entries in the Accessories Council
Design Excellence Awards. A number of eyewear and sunwear companies are among the finalists chosen and named in the accessory categories in the program, as VMAIL reported
earlier this month. Eyewear and sunwear companies, along with makers of PPE, sustainable products and a range of other fashion accessory categories, were announced yesterday as the finalists for the 2nd annual Design Excellence Awards of the Accessories Council.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 AM
WHAT: Detailed frames that make the little things just as important as the big picture.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Eyewear and sunwear companies, along with makers of PPE, sustainable products and a range of other fashion accessory categories, were announced yesterday as the finalists for the 2nd annual Design Excellence Awards of the Accessories Council
. The finalists were selected by the Council's board of directors based on the criteria of excellence in design, unique appearance and/or function, consumer needs addressed by product, aesthetics, innovative materials, market positioning and other factors. The final winners in each category will be selected by popular vote and the winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 3rd, when they will each receive a trophy designed by Marchon Eyewear. Voting for the Final honorees in all categories is now open to the public, and that voting can be done here
Monday, July 20, 2020 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Designers and product developers in the eyewear, sunwear and PPE categories still have time to submit their products for entry into the Accessories Council's
upcoming Design Excellence Awards. The deadline is July 26 in the program which was announced earlier this year and reported by VMAIL
. The Design Excellence Award finalists will be announced on Aug. 3 and the winners in each category will be unveiled on Sept. 3. Any accessory brand can enter multiple products, across a number of award categories, including eyewear and sunwear.
Monday, July 13, 2020 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Gatto USA, part of the Italy-based Gatto Group
is expanding its presence in the U.S. market to offer its services to American-based eyewear and accessories companies. Headed by Francesco de Grossi, Gatto USA has a showroom here in Manhattan as well as a service facility in Boonton, N.J. to support customers who are looking to collaborate on packaging and paper products, displays, product cases and visual merchandising for their collections, according to the company.
Monday, June 29, 2020 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global announced a new strategic partnership with Kering Eyewear
, the company said, adding that "This will expand choice and offer exclusive benefits to practices participating in the VSP Global Premier Program