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Safilo to Relocate Its North American Headquarters, Consolidates Its US Distribution Network

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Parsippany, NJ and Padua Italy–Safilo Group, the Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of eyewear, recently announced the intent to relocate its North American headquarters which is currently co-located with a Distribution Center in Parsippany, NJ. This follows the decision to simplify and streamline operationally its US Logistics and Distribution …

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Kering’s New Eyewear CEO Roberto Vedovotto Appointed to Executive Committee

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Paris—As if it weren’t already clear, Kering  today appointed its CEO of eyewear Roberto Vedovotto as His appointment to Kering’s executive committee. The appointment illustrates just how seriously Kering is looking to eyewear to help grow its luxurygoods business, one that includes Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent etc. “Roberto Vedovotto’s …

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eyebobs Signs Investment Agreement With Norwest Equity Partners

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Minneapolis—eyebobs, the market leader in luxury reading glasses, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a Minneapolis-based investment firm. NEP’s investment capital is a significant milestone for eyebobs and will be leveraged to fuel further growth. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Having created …

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Marcolin Adds New Project with Marcelo Burlon County of Milan

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Milan—Marcolin reported today that it will be joining forces with Marcelo Burlon County of Milan to create a brand new eyewear collection that combines tradition and modernity, know-how and innovative design. County of Milan represents a multi-cultural blend of fashion, music, sport and nightlife: a global lifestyle phenomenon that celebrates …

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Celebrity Fashion Eyewear Retailer Cites The Latest, Hottest Emerging Eyewear Trends

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Los Angeles–Celebrity fashion eyewear expert Lynne Diamante has helped dozens of celebrities focus on what they need to know about glasses and how to be hot–even when it’s cold. Diamante is chief executive at OPTX, a retailer of luxury eyewear based here—as well as a competitive beauty pageant winner of …

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A to Z: Marcolin

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  Marcolin is among the leading companies in the eyewear industry and stands out for the pursuit of excellence, the continuous innovation and the unique ability to faithfully combine Italian craftsmanship – characterized by creativity, style, quality and detail – with the DNA of each brand. Marcolin produces and distributes …

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Catherine Deneuve, Marcolin Reaffirm Licensing Agreement

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Longarone (Belluno), Italy—French beauty and film star Mlle Catherine Deneuve inked a renewal with Marcolin Group for the her licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Catherine Deneuve Lunettes optical frames and sunglasses. Initially launched through a licensing partnership with Viva International in 1989, this new multiyear …