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Cubitts continues to grow with Victoria Leeds and Belgravia store openings

Cubitts continues to grow with Victoria Leeds and Belgravia store openings

​Hammerson is continuing to enjoy the surge in new retail store openings. The property owner and manager of Victoria Leeds has welcomed another arrival for its flagship destination, creative eyewear specialist Cubitts.
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LVMH takes over remainder of eyewear joint venture Thélios

LVMH takes over remainder of eyewear joint venture Thélios

The French group has acquired the 49% stake held by Italian glasses maker Marcolin in Thélios, the joint venture founded by the two companies in 2017, thereby taking complete control of its eyewear operations. 
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Dior Men Fall 2022: On the road in London

Dior Men Fall 2022: On the road in London

Kim Jones returned to his hometown on Thursday with a Dior Men counter-culture couture collection inspired by Jack Kerouac’s key novel 'On the Road', and feted by Grace Jones.
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Inspecs buys German distributor BoDe

Inspecs buys German distributor BoDe

​Growing UK eyewear specialist Inspecs has announced the acquisition of the partnership assets and liabilities of BoDe Design Vertriebs GmbH & Co.
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Valentino moves to Akoni under new eyewear deal that starts in 2022

Valentino moves to Akoni under new eyewear deal that starts in 2022

Valentino has switched eyewear partners in a deal with Akoni Group for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of its eyewear after previously working with Luxottica in a partnership that has ended early.
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Eyewear brand Moscot opens new headquarters and flagship store in New York

Eyewear brand Moscot opens new headquarters and flagship store in New York

The New York eyewear brand has moved its head office to 94 Orchard Street, in Manhattan's Lower East Side, also home to a flagship store and optician's lab, and is planning another two openings in December.
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Skechers and Marcolin extend licensing agreement through 2024

Skechers and Marcolin extend licensing agreement through 2024

The American footwear and lifestyle company and the Italian glasses specialist have announced that they have renewed their licensing agreement for Skechers-branded eyewear until December 31, 2024.
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Nordstrom warns of supply shortages as holiday season approaches, shares plunge

Nordstrom warns of supply shortages as holiday season approaches, shares plunge

Nordstrom Inc said labor costs pinched its quarterly profit and warned of product shortages at its off-price stores heading into the holiday season, sending its shares down 23% in extended trading on Tuesday.
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Warby Parker posts revenue rise of 32%

Warby Parker posts revenue rise of 32%

Following its IPO in August, the digital-first eyewear retailer has reported net revenue of $137.4 million for the third quarter, an increase of 32.0% compared to $104.1 million in the same period in the previous year.
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Martin Margiela at Lafayette Anticipations: Life after fashion

Martin Margiela at Lafayette Anticipations: Life after fashion

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s adage that there are 'no second acts in American public life' is also a warning to fashion designers not to re-invent themselves in a second career. Martin Margiela's art show ignores that advice. 
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Kering announces that Daniel Lee has quit Bottega Veneta

Kering announces that Daniel Lee has quit Bottega Veneta

The Kering luxury group announced Wednesday evening that Daniel Lee has abruptly quit his position as creative director of Bottega Veneta after just three years at the helm. No successor has been named. 
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Safilo has stronger Q3 despite weakness in Asia

Safilo has stronger Q3 despite weakness in Asia

​Luxe eyewear giant Safilo saw its business in the US recovering in Q3 and Europe being on the road to recovery, both regions offsetting a weaker Asian market and the loss of some key licences (such as Dior and Fendi).
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Sellers of stilettos, lipstick and clothing see a holiday with scarce inventory and spiking costs

Sellers of stilettos, lipstick and clothing see a holiday with scarce inventory and spiking costs

Retailers are launching holiday marketing campaigns to lure in-store shoppers as supply chain issues boost costs for consumers.  
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M&S dives deeper into eyewear with opticians rollout in-store and online

M&S dives deeper into eyewear with opticians rollout in-store and online

​Eyewear is set to be a bigger category for UK retail giant M&S with the company announcing the rollout of its M&S Opticians service across its UK store estate. 
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Ray-Ban launches first NFT eyewear in history

Ray-Ban launches first NFT eyewear in history

While most people didn’t know what an NFT was just a little while ago, the tech is making its way into the fashion sector and Luxottica’s Ray-Ban brand has launched the first NFT (Non-Fungible Token) glasses in history. 
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Vuarnet launches Marine Serre Mad Max-inspired eyewear collection

Vuarnet launches Marine Serre Mad Max-inspired eyewear collection

Vuarnet has launched a new eyewear collection designed by happening French creator Marine Serre, with its inspiration coming from cult action flick Mad Max.
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