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Clear vision: Wilkins' Opticians marks 43 years in Spartanburg As manager and delivery driver at the former Bausch & Lomb in Spartanburg, Wilkins wanted to open a small, local eye care business with stylish eyeglasses, friendly service, quality materials and reasonable prices. With his wife, Nettie, he opened [...]
Visa is floating the idea of paying for stuff with your sunglasses The company unveiled a payment-enabled sunglasses prototype at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas on March 13, and simultaneously at the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro surf competitions in Gold Coast, Australia. "It ties back to our tagline [...]
Quiksilver Turns to Growth With Boardriders Name Change, Hospitality Expansion The company's Quiksilver and Roxy labels inked a deal to lend their brands to Accor Hotels Jo and Joe concept, which launched last year as a Millennial-minded, affordable hospitality brand. The hotel business isn't a surprising move for the company. In [...]
Quiksilver Eyewear by Vuerich Sunglasses made from recycled skateboards. An exclusive and original collaboration with Javier Mendizabal, a professional Quiksilver Team skateboarder, and Vuerich B, a young street-smart and eco-friendly sunglass brand from the European Skateboard [...]
Oakley, Inc., based in Foothill Ranch, California, makes sport equipment including sunglasses, sports visors, and ski goggles, as well as watches, clothing, bags, backpacks, shoes, prescription glasses, football (American) and hockey eyewear, golf gear and other accessories. Oakley currently holds more than 600 patents for eyewear, materials and performance gear.
The main competitors of Oakley are Wiley X, Marchon Eyewear, Safilo, Bushnell,Signature Eyewear, Nike, Reebok, Quiksilver, Rudy Project, Billabong and Adidas.
Oakley was started by Jim Jannard in 1975 in his garage with an initial investment of $300. The name Oakley came from Jannard's dog, an English Setter. Jannard began by selling what he called 'The Oakley Grip' out of the back of his car at motocross events....
Smith Appoints Leonardo Fioravanti to Global Surf Team Smith, the maker of eyewear, goggles and helmets ... at age six when he rode his first wave in Anglet on the Cote Basque in France. As a member of Quiksilver’s global team and with support from his family, he traveled the world surfing as one of the ... [...]
The making of the Quiksilver Pro: How times have changed surfing Snapper Rocks Kelly Slater at the Quiksilver Pro. And the Gold Coast’s perfect point ... is interviewed after his Stubbies win at Burleigh in 1977. Peterson's mother Joan (sunglasses, right, behind Peterson) proudly looks over his shoulder. After the Gold Coast ... [...]
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Quiksilver sees beauty in being big SURFWEAR companies should not be afraid of being large and ambitious international players, according to the former AFL player now running a newly emboldened Quiksilver. “They say it is hard to be big and cool,” Quiksilver president Greg Healy said ... [...]
A Quiksilver Turnaround Strategy Eyewear, Watches, and Luggage among others. Vision Statement - With offices in Europe, Australia and America, Quiksilver has the capability of touching people worldwide. Quiksilver has the vision of making a difference to community and environment through ... [...]
Oaktree may buy Quiksilver out of bankruptcy While surf brand Quiksilver is attempting to turn things around since their filing for bankruptcy, Oaktree Capital is looking to step in. The Los Angeles-based investment firm is seemingly settling up to buy Quiksilver Inc. out of bankruptcy. Quiksilver ... [...]
Sisters Oleema and Kalani Miller grew up in Orange County, California in a family of surfers, making launching their own swimwear line something of a no-brainer. Today Oleema, a former professional surfer herself, handles the creative and design of the brand, while Kalani oversees the business. The name of the brand is derived from their last name Miller as well as from the first initital of Kalani and Oleema, and their younger sister’s name Hana. The word Miko in Japanese once meant “female...
Quick NavigationSurf style has spread well inland and a good pair of boardshorts is as much in demand as ever in 2016, to wear around the pool or just while chilling out.Here the best-known surf brands offer some great everyday board shorts, plain and striped and printed, with some great features and innovations in materials and construction.Look out for some alternatives including the increasingly popular hybrid shorts featuring a walk short style in the advanced quick drying water resistant...
PRESS RELEASEQuiksilver and The Standard hotels have joined forces once again after a successful bicoastal partnership last summer, to expand their boardshort collection and exclusive products sold through poolside vending machines. Four new custom designed Standard Boardshorts by Quiksilver will be sold alongside new Standard Sunglasses By Quiksilver, a reversible Standard Bikini By Quiksilver and Shiseido sunscreen. The Standard, Hollywood and The Standard Spa, Miami Beach will now have...