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De Rigo Vision and MARR Int’l Sign Venture for N. American Market

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Longarone, Italy–Italian eyewear company De Rigo Vision S.p.A, will expand into the U.S. and Canadian market through a joint venture with Marr International Group. The agreement will initially distribute De Rigo brands Celine, Chopard, Givenchy and Furla, followed by Police, Escada, Ermenegildo Zegna and Blumarine, from January 2011 onwards. The …

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Italy Steamrolls Fakes in First Nat’l ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Day’

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Venice–-Italy is saying “No to knockoffs.” In a public demonstration to kick off the country’s First National Anti-Counterfeiting Day,” Italian officials drove a steamroller and crushed a pile of confiscated merchandise, destroying 5,000 pairs of counterfeit glasses as well as fake Murano glass and branded footwear, all representing goods produced …

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Drama Queen. Don’t worry, it’s not a bad thing–we’re sure the name calling was exactly what our beloved Alexander McQueen was going for when he designed these beauties. His modern day cateyes mirror the classic ’50s/’60s silhouette– but with an updated modern twist. We love the use of two-tone colors, especially …

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Ann-Sofie Back–we’re glad you’re back. After skipping a season, we’re delighted to see the talented Swedish designer return. Now, check out her dripping glasses–they made US melt at first sight. You know the saying seeing the world through rose-colored frames? With these guys you not only do just that, but it’s as if you’re …