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Inspecs outperforms in "challenging" half-year

Inspecs outperforms in "challenging" half-year

​How good were Inspecs results for the half-year to 30 June? Sales jumped to $125.7 million from just $16.7 million, core earnings rose to $17.7 million from $0.7 million and pre-tax loss was cut to $2.6m from $8.3m.
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Marcolin and Timberland Eyewear link up with Treedom to plant trees

Marcolin and Timberland Eyewear link up with Treedom to plant trees

​Eyewear giant Marcolin has announced a three-year partnership with Treedom, a global web platform to promote the planting of trees and forests worldwide.
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Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Fresh from news of its link up with Secret Sales, on Tuesday Ted Baker issued a Q2 trading update and said that sales have been in line with expectations and it's seen a “significant improvement” in the full-price mix.
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Pair Eyewear to make brick-and-mortar debut in partnership with Hy-Vee

Pair Eyewear to make brick-and-mortar debut in partnership with Hy-Vee

The DTC glasses specialist is taking its first step into physical retail through a collaboration with the regional supermarket chain, which will see the brand open kiosks in select Hy-Vee locations across the Midwest.
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Warby Parker to go public, reveals rising revenue as well as losses

Warby Parker to go public, reveals rising revenue as well as losses

Warby Parker is preparing to debut on Wall Street and intends to list its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “WRBY.”
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Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann. 
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Safilo expands Blenders Eyewear to UK and Ireland

Safilo expands Blenders Eyewear to UK and Ireland

​Eyewear giant Safilo is investing heavily in the US-based Blenders business that it acquired a year ago and has launched in the UK and Ireland via e-commerce.
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Cricket star Jofra Archer links with Oakley

Cricket star Jofra Archer links with Oakley

Sports performance eyewear brand Oakley has announced a new partnership with England cricketer Jofra Archer. The star fast bowler will play the lead in Oakley’s latest ‘Be Who You Are’ video.
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France fines Luxottica 125 mn euros for pricing abuses

France fines Luxottica 125 mn euros for pricing abuses

French competition regulators said Thursday they had fined Italian eyeglass giant Luxottica 125 million euros ($147 million) for forcing its prices and other sales terms on opticians.
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Safilo wins five-year licence for Carolina Herrera eyewear

Safilo wins five-year licence for Carolina Herrera eyewear

​Safilo has both lost licences and picked up a number of new contracts in recent periods and the latest win is with upscale American fashion brand Carolina Herrera.
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Warby Parker to embark on ambitious physical expansion

Warby Parker to embark on ambitious physical expansion

As the digital-first eyewear retailer prepares for an IPO, it is reportedly planning on opening hundreds of new locations in order to drive its next phase of growth.  
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David Beckham in talks to buy out Global Brands Group JV

David Beckham in talks to buy out Global Brands Group JV

​David Beckham’s management company is in negotiations to take full control of his product licensing joint venture from Hong Kong-listed Global Brands Group (GBG), a news report claimed on Wednesday.
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Gucci maintains top spot on Lyst Index; relaxing restrictions drive growth in travel and leisurewear

Gucci maintains top spot on Lyst Index; relaxing restrictions drive growth in travel and leisurewear

Gucci has been named as the hottest brand in fashion for the fourth consecutive quarter by Lyst, with the return of dressier options and styles for travel and leisure also being identified as key quarterly trends.
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Eyewear group Marcolin opens Shanghai subsidiary

Eyewear group Marcolin opens Shanghai subsidiary

The Italian eyewear specialist, active on the Chinese market for the last seven years via a joint venture with local operator Ginko Group, has announced the opening of a subsidiary in Shanghai, its 14th worldwide.
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Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
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Garrett Leight names Barney Waters president

Garrett Leight names Barney Waters president

Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) announced last week the appointment of Barney Waters as president, on the heels of a $20-million investment from The Untitled Group. 
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