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3 Things: Neiman's Sunglass Memory Mirror Coming to NorthPark Center » Dallas Innovates

3 Things: Neiman's Sunglass Memory Mirror Coming to NorthPark Center » Dallas Innovates | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Neiman Marcus has launched a new tech feature for sunglass shopping, DFW health care executives receive nods for contributions to the industry, and a Frisco teen’s efforts will help honor area veterans.
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Interesting value-add allowing shoppers to instantly share pictures of themselves trying different styles via social media and presumably get instant feedback from friends. Will this make shoppers more or less adventurous?
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TSB Endorses: Clear Framed Sunglasses | TSBmen

TSB Endorses: Clear Framed Sunglasses | TSBmen | Eyewear | Scoop.it
1) Clubmaster sunglasses with clear finish by ASOS ($22.86). 2) Round ... 5) Translucent square frame sunglasses by Cutler & Gross ($500.00). 6) Round-frame acetate and metal sunglasses by Thom Browne ($675.00) ...
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Transparent sunglass frames are often overlooked by trade buyers but there seems to be a growing interest in them. This male fashion article / blog points to how they are "fashion neutral" so you can team them with any colours. Personally I love transparent frames and they seem to work best in rounds and pantos..

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ATELIER® Launches Custom Eyewear Online - PR Web (press release)

ATELIER® Launches Custom Eyewear Online - PR Web (press release) | Eyewear | Scoop.it
ATELIER® Launches Custom Eyewear Online
PR Web (press release)
Currently, custom eyewear manufacturers rely on a network of opticians to measure custom fits and sell their products.
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Here comes the next step in customised high-end eyewear.

 

 

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BMW Drives into Eyewear Category | License! Global

BMW Drives into Eyewear Category | License! Global | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Aspex Eyewear has unveiled its new line of BMW-branded eyewear, which includes 12 optical styles and 12 sunwear models.
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This is BMW's second optical license, the first being with Stylemark China (ex Polaroid Eyewear JV). Only covers Americas. Let's see how this works. Car brands have had mixed success in eyewear over the years.

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Swiss Eyewear Group: Invu - Eyewear

Swiss Eyewear Group: Invu - Eyewear | Eyewear | Scoop.it
With the start of the new Sunglass Season 2013/2014 the Swiss Eyewear Group (International) AG announces the establishment of a new global eyewear company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
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This new company / team seem to be doing extremely well for a "start-up". They have distribution in well over 20 countries in year 1 so have really hit the gound running

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Vintage 1950s/1960s Polaroid Cat Eye Sunglasses Cool Ray 125

Vintage 1950s/1960s Polaroid Cat Eye Sunglasses Cool Ray 125 | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Vintage 1950s/1960s Polaroid Cat Eye Sunglasses Cool Ray 125 with Green Lenses and Black Matte Frames. 5 3/4 tip to tip from points in
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Vintage continues to build. and not just expensive brands. Here is a fantastic Cool-Ray Polaroid from the USA. Would look great in any €200 plus line today - with the right name of course!

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Vedovotto dopo Safilo approda in Kering - PambiancoNews

Vedovotto dopo Safilo approda in Kering - PambiancoNews | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Roberto Vedovotto Kering ha arruolato l’ex AD di Safilo Roberto Vedovotto per spingere il business dell’eyewear. Secondo quanto riportato da Wwd, l’incaric
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Mr Vedevotto (ex CEO of Safilo) staying in the Eyewear business.. Well it is a tough industry to leave. 

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Swiss Eyewear Group

Swiss Eyewear Group | Eyewear | Scoop.it
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Another new start-up. The management team have worked together for many years and have a great deal of experience. Let's see if they hit the ground running as predicted.

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Sunglasses salesman becomes most prolific reviewer on TripAdvisor - Telegraph

Sunglasses salesman becomes most prolific reviewer on TripAdvisor - Telegraph | Eyewear | Scoop.it
He may seem an unlikely gourmand but a sunglasses salesman from Newcastle has been named Britain’s most prolific restaurant reviewer.
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Join the eyewear industry and eat in 36 countries!

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When Is It OK To Buy Cheap Glasses?

When Is It OK To Buy Cheap Glasses? | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Americans spend about $16 billion on eyeglasses every year. If you wear glasses, you probably know that some of them can cost $1000, while others go for $9.99. Your eye doctor might tell you that b...
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Straight-forward and clear explanation that rings true to me (as a simple sunglass and frame guy).

 

I liken buying cheap frames to buying cheap jeans. They get the basic job done but until you have bought a pair of €150 jeans you have no idea why anyone would pay that when you can get a decent-looking pair for €20 or less in your local supermarket or high street discounter. After a couple of months washing and wearing you understand the difference. Try TK Maxx or Secretsales.com etc to see what I mean - for half price or less..You won't go back to Tesco's own brand!

 

I guess with lenses the difference is even more important - going beyond comfort and aesthetic issues..

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A Closer Look at the Pharrell x Moncler Lunettes Sunglasses ...

A Closer Look at the Pharrell x Moncler Lunettes Sunglasses ... | Eyewear | Scoop.it
After presenting the Lunettes sunglasses collection for the first time nearly a month ago, we're now able to take a closer look at the collaborative project between Pharrell and Moncler. Without a doubt, the collection is ...
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Cool stuff from Moncler. The big mask will take some bravery (and a huge case or pouch to carry it) but the other styles are great.

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Horizon Sunglasses Provides Fashionistas Customized Sunglasses - SBWire (press release)

Horizon Sunglasses Provides Fashionistas Customized Sunglasses
SBWire (press release)
Usually, some classic styles of sunglasses like the extremely popular wayfarer sunglasses are a must have for every fashion enthusiast.
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Ahem.. Nice concept but please engage a professional copywriter. Things like this should not be published: "By directly buying from the reputed custom sunglasses sites customers are also given special offers and discounts allow them to save money as well."

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Scots designers launch handmade spectacles range - Scotsman

Scots designers launch handmade spectacles range - Scotsman | Eyewear | Scoop.it
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Scots designers launch handmade spectacles range
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For spectacle wearers, the glasses can be taken to opticians and fitted with prescription lens.
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Glasgow - the centre of the Eyewear Design world? Let's watch this brave new venture as it develops. Designed and handmade in Scotland - Why Not? I wish the founders well.

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Oakley Unisex Frogskins Polarized Sunglasses $53

Oakley Unisex Frogskins Polarized Sunglasses $53 | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Shnoop via eBay offers the Oakley Unisex Frogskins Heaven and Earth Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses in Matte Fern, model no. OO9013-14, for $52.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price w...
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Wow. Polarized Oakley Frogskins at $50 online! Did someone make a mistake with the Matt Fern?

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The new sunglasses styles to know from Dsquared2 Eyewear - Marie Claire.co.uk

The new sunglasses styles to know from Dsquared2 Eyewear - Marie Claire.co.uk | Eyewear | Scoop.it
The new sunglasses styles to know from Dsquared2 Eyewear
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Dan and Dean Caten, the design duo behind Milan-based fashion house Dsquared2, took inspiration from 50s beach beauties when designing their special SS14 eyewear collection.
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I am seeing more and more 50's-inspired cat-eye shapes coming though for 2014 and 2015. Here is a striking example from Dsquared2, although it is probably more of a PR / window piece than a volume style. 

 

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Global and Chinese Sunglasses Industry Report 2013 -- DUBLIN, Nov. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

DUBLIN, Nov. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global and Chinese Sunglasses Industry Report 2013.
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Looks like a comprehensive report.. has anyone reviewed it?

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Dita Von Teese strips off to model her own designs

Dita Von Teese strips off to model her own designs | Eyewear | Scoop.it
The 41-year-old burlesque dancer launched her latest lingerie collection in conjunction with the Australian department store Myer.
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This lady so needs to get into eyewear! I am guessing it's not too far away.. 

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It's Great Being A Man With Eyewear - Eyewear Talk

It's Great Being A Man With Eyewear - Eyewear Talk | Eyewear | Scoop.it
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Nice Post pointing out that Eyewear is becoming an absolutely key accessory for men. Gone are the ays when sunglasses were just for the car or beach. These days men pay much more attention to their overall "Look", and Eyewear, being on the face, is a key element in their look, whether optical frames or sunglasses.

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Why clever and lazy leaders are more efficient - - The Buffer Blog

Why clever and lazy leaders are more efficient - - The Buffer Blog | Eyewear | Scoop.it
I don’t like to think of myself as lazy, but when I came across the ideas that inspired this post that suggested being lazy and clever could make you an excellent leader, I was a little less inclined to shrug off the label.
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Finally - proof that being a "lazy" leader is good so long as you are "clever". The worst leaders are "Stupid / Diligent". When you think about it they are of course worse than the "Stupid / Lazy". I guess this article could also be called "Delegate relentlessly - but in a smart way"

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Safilo Group launches Dior promotion with DFS at Hong Kong International - MoodieReport

Safilo Group launches Dior promotion with DFS at Hong Kong International - MoodieReport | Eyewear | Scoop.it
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Safilo Group launches Dior promotion with DFS at Hong Kong International
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... McQueen, Boss and Céline.
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I saw this "in the flesh" last week and it is really nice! Really stood out! It's in stark contrast to the general sunglass area at DFS HK Airport with a very predictable assortment of "the usual suspects" on very standard displays. I would have thought that DFS would use more imagination at such a prestigious location

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Luisa Delgado Named New Safilo CEO

Luisa Delgado Named New Safilo CEO | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Luisa Delgado has been appointed as the new CEO of Safilo Group and Safilo Spa, as anticipated by the Company on June 19, 2013. Roberto Vedovotto will remain on the Board of Safilo Group as a non executive Director.
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Will be very interesting to see how a female non-Italian leads the number 2 eyewear company. Cultural changes on the way?

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Sunglasses Awards reveals shortlist

Sunglasses Awards reveals shortlist | Eyewear | Scoop.it
The judging panel for the annual Sunglasses Awards, to be held in Cannes next week, has released the shortlist of nominations for the six category awards to be presented at the TFWA World Exhibition.
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Travel Retail is the fastest-growing channel for sunglass sales right now. With retail sales somewhere around $1 billion retailers and suppliers are really starting to wake up to the potential. Still a lot of room for growth and innovation at both ends of the market, from impulse-segment right up to luxury.

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A Man's Guide to Sunglasses - Telegraph

A Man's Guide to Sunglasses - Telegraph | Eyewear | Scoop.it
You can tell a lot about a man from his sunglasses, but a good pair can hide everything, writes Simon Mills.
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An original style guide from Mr Van Blerk of Eye Respect (cool name no?) Makes a change from the "match the shape to your face guide" we see trotted out every 10 minutes. I'm missing a "Clubmaster" type frame and many of the boutique suppliers are doing well with this style - both in sun and optical. 

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Zeal Optics Becomes Official Eyewear Sponsor For Telluride Ski Resort - Transworld Business

Zeal Optics Becomes Official Eyewear Sponsor For Telluride Ski Resort - Transworld Business | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Zeal Optics Becomes Official Eyewear Sponsor For Telluride Ski Resort Transworld Business PRESS RELEASE – From BOULDER to TELLURIDE, Colorado (October 1, 2013) – ZEAL Optics, the most sustainable sunglass company in the world, and Telluride Ski...
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Zeal Optics (now owned by Maui Jim) is one to watch. They have a strong presence at the optical trade shows and are showing some innovative touches in marketing - like this.

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Transitions unveils new adaptive lenses - Healio

Transitions unveils new adaptive lenses - Healio | Eyewear | Scoop.it
Transitions unveils new adaptive lenses
Healio
LAS VEGAS – Transitions Optical Inc. launched the Transitions Signature VII lens, the follow-up to its Transitions VI lens, here at Vision Expo West.
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Interesting Lens but I am having trouble getting my head around the name - Healio? Makes me think of an Italian shoe repair shop.

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