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Marcolin further diversifies portfolio with GCDS eyewear deal

Marcolin further diversifies portfolio with GCDS eyewear deal

Marcolin has added another fashion license to its portfolio of eyewear brands in a deal with GCDS, the clothing and accessory brand founded by brothers Giordano and Giuliano Calza.
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Safilo, Marc Jacobs renew eyewear licencing agreement through 2026

Safilo, Marc Jacobs renew eyewear licencing agreement through 2026

Safilo Group has announced the early renewal of its licensing agreement for Marc Jacobs branded optical frames and sunglasses. The new deal will now run until December 31, 2026. 
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Barton Perreira teams up with 007 for eyewear collection

Barton Perreira teams up with 007 for eyewear collection

The Los Angeles-based eyewear brand announced on Thursday that it has signed a global licensing deal with Eon Productions to become the official eyewear partner for the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die.
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Shares in Safilo plunge after eyewear maker halts dividend for five years, sees hit from loss of LVMH brands

Shares in Safilo plunge after eyewear maker halts dividend for five years, sees hit from loss of LVMH brands

Italian eyewear maker Safilo said on Wednesday it expected the loss of licences with luxury LVMH brands to wipe 200 million euros off its annual sales, sending its shares plunging almost 22 percent.
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Safilo to cut 700 jobs in Italy as sluggish sales weigh

Safilo to cut 700 jobs in Italy as sluggish sales weigh

Eyewear maker Safilo will cut 700 jobs in Italy next year, or more than 10% of its global workforce, as it tries to boost profitability amid sluggish sales, it said on Tuesday.
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Safilo acquires 70% stake in US brand Blenders Eyewear

Safilo acquires 70% stake in US brand Blenders Eyewear

The Italian eyewear group has bought a 70% stake in Blenders Eyewear LLC from Chase Fisher, who founded the company in 2012 and remains as CEO with a 30% interest. The company’s full valuation was $90 million.
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Volcom to team up with Electric Visual Evolution for eyewear in 2020

Volcom to team up with Electric Visual Evolution for eyewear in 2020

ABG, which acquired Volcom from Kering earlier this year, has announced that the American boardsports brand will partner with Electric Visual Evolution for the production of its eyewear.
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Quay presents a new collection with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

Quay presents a new collection with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

Quay Australia has renewed its partnership with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez for an eyewear collection that offers sunglasses and frames for all times of the year and the day.
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BMW teams up with Marcolin for eyewear line

BMW teams up with Marcolin for eyewear line

Car maker BMW has inked a five-year licence deal with the eyewear group starting on January 1 2020, for the design, production and distribution of eyeglasses and sunglasses for the BMW, BMW M and BMW M Motorsport lines.
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Persol opens first New York City flagship store

Persol opens first New York City flagship store

Located at 253 Elizabeth Street, the new store for the Italian eyewear brand offers a range of classic and new styles, including a limited-edition version of Persol's popular 649 model.
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Maison Margiela extends John Galliano's design contract

Maison Margiela extends John Galliano's design contract

John Galliano has renewed his contract as creative director of the house of Maison Margiela, in a vote of confidence in the controversial British designer by the brand's owner, Italian billionaire Renzo Rosso.
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Third Point confirms EssilorLuxottica stake

Third Point confirms EssilorLuxottica stake

Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb said on Thursday his hedge fund owns a $700 million stake in Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica SA and is urging the company to “accelerate leadership transitions”.
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Renzo Rosso’s Red Circle acquires majority stake in Retrosuperfuture eyewear brand

Renzo Rosso’s Red Circle acquires majority stake in Retrosuperfuture eyewear brand

The investment firm owned by the boss of OTB and Diesel has announced it now holds a 51% stake in the Italian eyewear brand, in which it acquired a minority shareholding in 2017.
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Carla Sozzani opens her Paris foundation

Carla Sozzani opens her Paris foundation

Carla Sozzani, noted retailer, gatekeeper to the Azzedine Alaïa archives and all-round fashion legend, has a new project. The Italian lady opened her own  Fondazione Sozzani Monday night in an unexpected neighbourhood.
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Zalando strengthens management team

Zalando strengthens management team

​Zalando has announced the appointment of Barbara Daliri-Freyduni as Senior Vice President, Demand, while Ralf Herbrich is set to join the German retailer as SVP Data Science and Machine Learning in 2020.
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Kering Eyewear creates €500 million business in five years

Kering Eyewear creates €500 million business in five years

The company set up from scratch in 2014 by luxury group Kering, the industry’s first to internalise its eyewear business, is about to top the €500 million revenue mark, and says it isn’t interested in Safilo.
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