A quick look at the latest and greatest frame styles from each of our twelve branded eyewear collections for 2014/2015. Our brands include Bobby Jones, ...
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Gun Control Debate Sweeps Up an Outdoor Brand's Other Products But one of its brands, CamelBak, tried to distance itself from Vista's gun selling operation, arguing in a statement that it was an “incorrect assumption that the purchase of any of our products may support a cause that does not fit the mission/values [...]
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Bell, Giro, CamelBak, Blackburn face backlash for parent company's affiliation with the NRA Vista Outdoor acquired the BRG Action Sports businesses, including Bell, Giro and Blackburn, in February 2016 for $400 million. It bought CamelBak in July 2015 for $412 million, and also owns eyewear brand Bollé, which it hopes to sell off. The company [...]
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How a Eugene's startup's decision to chase goals over venture capital paid off “SheerID provides a laser focus on the power of verification for Fortune 500 brands and has driven that into a sales strategy that proves the economics of verification with immediate and measurable return on investment to these enterprises,” said Diane [...]
Asia-Pacific eyewear market to reach $40 billion by 2020 Online platform, has revealed a healthy growth within the Asia-Pacific region, owing to the exponential increase in the use of smartphones and other digital devices for online shopping. In addition, through online portal, consumers are able to browse [...]
shows OTIS grew 158% over prior year and the $175 to $250 price segment that it occupies grew significantly in 2015. This success makes OTIS a bright spot in an otherwise challenging year for the eyewear category. “OTIS’ unique point of difference allowed it to rise above in a challenged retail environment. After two years in the U. S. market, customers have become familiar with our scratch resistant mineral glass lenses. We’re excited to carry this momentum into 2016. ”. Charlie Anderson, OTIS Americas Vice President of Sales remarked, “We feel 2015 was a breakout year for OTIS. OTIS’ unique point of difference allowed it to rise above in a challenged retail environment. After two years in the U. S. market, customers have become familiar with our scratch resistant mineral glass lenses.
Italian footwear label Fratelli Rossetti is opening up its Milanese boutique to up-and-coming artisans, allowing these talents to showcase their skills to a wider audience. Fratelli Rossetti’s “New Artisan” initiative will tell the narratives of the creatives currently building their careers through a series of monthly events at the label’s store on Via Montenapoleone. For the overall event, Fratelli Rossetti has partnered with the Franciacorta Association to present wineries operated by young entrepreneurs who have chosen the wine industry for a career. This partnership stems from the pair’s workings during the Milan Expo 2015. New Artisans first display will be presented by Atypical, a handmade Italian skateboard company.
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Retailers born online open stores Kohl's said digital sales increased 30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, prompting it to re-evaluate its store ... store in downtown Manhattan in July 2014. Warby Parker -- an eyewear company conceived on the Internet by four Wharton business school ... [...]
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Safilo Group’s full year 2015 adjusted net profit falls -84.5% to €6.9 million Safilo’s full year adjusted net profit for 2015 was €6.9 million – a sharp -84.5% drop from the €44.5 million recorded in 2014. The eyewear company also announced ... However, the company’s going forward brands portfolio (which excludes all ... [...]
Safilo reports 8.5 percent rise in FY15 net sales On the other Own core brands, Carrera’s North America wholesale business was up almost double digit in 2015, driven by the strong performance on prescription frames and a stable trend in sunglasses, while Polaroid’s sales were up mid-single digit ... [...]
Smith Sales Up Mid-Single Digits in 2015 Safilo Group S.P.A. said it was able to grow sales in North America in 2015 thanks in part to modest growth of its Smith brand and in spite of a shortfall at its 125 Solstice stores in the United States. The Italian maker of prescription eyewear ... [...]
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Steven Alan Renews Eyewear License With Eponym The brand first launched its eyewear program in partnership with Eponym in 2013. The label says that its eyewear sales have doubled each year throughout their initial three-year contract. In 2015, Eponym opened two Steven Alan Optical brick-and-mortar ... [...]
Since opening its doors in 1997, Parisian boutique colette has made collaborative projects a focal element of its DNA, pioneering the fashion collaboration as we know it today. Founded and directed by Sarah Andelman, colette blended emerging brands with established houses and positioned itself as a fashion boutique for the next generation. In fact, colette was one of the first stores to stock original models from sneaker brands like adidas and Nike alongside luxury labels, an unconventional...
Kanye, 40, emailed Kim instructions about her wardrobe, insisting that she must stop wearing big sunglasses and wear tiny ones insteadThe 37-year-old immediately followed his direction and wore the small shades out to lunch with her close friend Jonathan ChebanKim revealed the email to her 43-year-old best friend and even laughed about it on the January 7 episode of Keeping Up With the KardashiansBy Olivia Elgart For Dailymail.comPublished: 12:52 EST, 9 January 2018 | Updated: 17:13...
When you sit down to dinner at a Michelin-starred establishment, of course you expect to be served on fine china. But did you know that many airlines also invest in the dishes and flatware they use? Sure, you’ll probably still be stuck with plastic cutlery and tiny tray tables packed with Tetris-like efficiency in coach. But if you’re flying up front, you just might be treated to a meal carefully arranged on fine bone china and sip on wines out of crystal glasses.Here are some of the most...