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Legal reflections: NY eyeglass firm sues Aspen shop The parent firm of a New York City eyeglass boutique is suing Barton Perreira of Aspen, alleging the defendant and two corporate officers conducted a “sham transaction” involving nearly $140,000 in eyewear. Barton Perreira Retail, which operates a shop [...]
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A Glasses Menagerie Clairmont Nichols Opticians had just opened its doors on a recent Monday and already the green-carpeted, airy flagship store in Midtown East was full of customers. Some were in to pick up their glasses, assembled in the back laboratory, while others [...]
via The Independent]
Restaurant run by undocumented immigrants has recipe for resistance “Everyone loves Mexican food, but not the worker,” says Yajaira Saavedra, 29. Outspoken, direct, and passionate, Saavedra does not let her undocumented status silence her. She stands behind a host podium, her cheeks pushed against the rim of her large [...]
Cartier Kings In 1984, The New York Times reported that “Cazal eyeglass frames, which are particularly popular with teen-agers, some of whom wear them without lenses, have figured in 191 robberies this year, according to police records.” A few years later, Sports [...]
John Jacob Bausch (July 25, 1830 – February 14, 1926) was a German American maker of optical instruments who co-founded Bausch & Lomb (with Henry Lomb).
Born as Jakob Bausch in Groß Süßen (today part of Süßen) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany to Georg Bausch, a baker, and his wife Anna Schmid. Bausch was eighteen when he moved to Bern, Switzerland, where he found work in an optical shop designing camera lenses. The following year he emigrated to the United States. Upon his arrival in Rochester, New York he changed his first name to John.
In 1853, Bausch opened a retail optical shop in Rochester. Bausch sold spectacles, thermometers, field glasses, magnifiers and opera glasses. His friend Henry Lomb invested his savings in Bausch's shop and in 1855 became his partner.
Trump “University”: This was a pretty bogus business. Trump should be ashamed of himself for letting his name be associated with that. While I would love someone with the demeanor of Mitt Romney to be president, unfortunately that’s not going to happen. In fact, the upper-class demeanor of Mitt Romney turned off the blue-collar white voters he needed to win states like Ohio. Trump ties made in China: I think that putting a billionaire real estate developer’s name on a tie is ridiculous. And Why would Trump want to get involved with a silly side business like that anyway. But of course the ties are made in China or some other place with low wages. During the last week on this blog, we mentioned that luxury paper notebooks like Moleskine and Baron Fig, and eyeglass frames and lenses are all manufactured in China.
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Growing up in New York you either directly or indirectly experience some amazing things, the GOP Convention- I’m playing, an episode of Law + Order being shot, a performance outside of the MTV Awards and of course Fashion Week. See back in the nineties, it was called Seventh on Sixth, as many designers had showrooms on Seventh Avenue also known as Fashion Avenue and the fashion shows would take place at Bryant Park which is located on Sixth Avenue, see Seventh on Sixth. Before blogs, social media and the Kardashians, the only way I was able to feed my hunger for the fashion industry was by watching the 11 o’clock news and reading the newspapers. I wasn't huge on labels, correction, my mother wasn't huge on.
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NEW YORK & MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX) and Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: 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 & Co brand. The agreement marks a new era for eyewear at Tiffany, with creative direction overseen by Tiffany & Co.’s chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. The agreement is...
Vuzix, a Rochester, New York-based display provider, has been trying to resurrect the promise of Google Glass for years now, but this year’s iteration finally feels ready. The company’s new product, called the Vuzix Blade, was unveiled at CES this week in Las Vegas. It’s a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that float a screen in the upper right corner of your vision. But unlike previous iterations, in which the technology protruded in ugly and apparent fashion, the Blade is the first...
Fashion went four-eyed on Sunday, as Google sent its high-tech glasses down the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg show at New York Fashion Week. Models at the DVF show strutted down the runway in the tech company’s futuristic frames as they displayed the designer’s couture. Google founder Sergey Brin then joined Von Furstenberg on the catwalk at the end of the show, walking the runway with the iconic designer and DVF creative director Yvan Mispelaere as they each showed off a pair of...