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Marcolin Inaugurates Its New Manufacturing Facility in Italy

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Longarone, Italy–Marcolin SpA inaugurated last week its new manufacturing facility in Longarone (Fortogna area), already functioning since the beginning of May. This operation is part of the quality enhancement process undertaken by Marcolin and allows the company to double its in-house Made in Italy production, while also increasing the area’s …

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Item of the Day: Frameri

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Here’s some eyewear that’s perfect for fickle fashionistas: Frameri. Frameri makes the first-ever boutique-quality, interchangeable prescription eyewear via swappable frames and lenses for both men and women. You can pop, lock and swap your lenses (here’s how it works) between different, Italian, handmade frames. (Frames cost $99 and lenses start …

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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 …