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Goliath in glasses: Mega-merger may jack up the cost of eyewear even higher

A proposed merger between prescription lens-maker Essilor and frame maker Luxottica might sound like a dream for anybody with four eyes, but it could be more like a nightmare for the wallets of U.S. consumers.RELATED: 10 best places to get a deal on eyeglassesMaybe you’re not familiar with the names Essilor and Luxottica. They’re European companies from France and Italy, respectively, but they have a heavy footprint all over the U.S. eyeglasses market.Luxottica owns Pearle Vision and...

Karl Lagerfeld renews contract with Marchon Eyewear

11 December 2017Karl Lagerfeld will collaborate with Marchon Eyewear until 2023. Karl LagerfeldThe 84-year-old designer first teamed up with the eyewear brand in 2007, just one year before they released their debut collection, but the mogul collaborated with the company again four years later, which saw them sign a five-year contract in 2013 that will come to an end next year. And according to WWD, the creative mastermind has already renewed his licensing agreement with the company for a...

Tiffany & Co. Strengthens Eyewear Offering with Renewed Luxottica License Agreement

NEW YORK & MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LUX</a>) and Tiffany &amp; Co. (TIF) today announced the renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and prescription frames under the Tiffany &amp; Co brand. The agreement marks a new era for eyewear at Tiffany, with creative direction overseen by Tiffany &amp; Co.’s chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. The agreement is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2027,...