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Comment: Getting travel retail exclusives in eyewear right

Some 54% of travellers say they are interested in buying unique or exclusive sunglasses in travel retail channels, and that figure climbs to 62% when we focus on what millennials think.
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First female-operated optical boutique in Jeddah unveiled

JEDDAH — Hassan Dahlan, secretary-general of the JCCI, called on the private sector to benefit from the decision of the Saudi Cabinet to allow 24-hour opening and stressed the need for the service activities, tourism and trade in Jeddah to take advantage of the decision, in order to strengthen Jeddah's position as a global, regional and local tourism destination.
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Granny Gone Wild! Jennifer Lopez Makes the Case for Kitschy Eyewear

It goes without saying that eyewear offers a fun, easy way to switch up your look. Whether you actually need prescription lenses or not—this writer happens to be as blind as a bat—slipping on a statement pair of specs can instantly transform a look from stylish to studious. A major glasses trend that’s been taking over as of late? The granny-chic look. Those oversized shapes, often with a thin wire frame, have popped up on the Resort runways at Gucci and Miu Miu—and now it seems the unlikeliest of celebrities is on board with the kitschy look, too: Jennifer Lopez.
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Partners In Progress

Dubai Optical Show Vision - X, began its pre-promotional international roadshow in Nigeria by partnering with just concluded NOA
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Ray-Ban Billionaire Makes a Very Eye-Catching Move

The $53 billion eyewear merger of France’s Essilor and Italy’s Luxottica was a tie-up that screamed strategic logic. But it’s been thrown off course by issues beyond its industrial merits. The same danger applies to attempts by the combined company, EssilorLuxottica SA, to acquire GrandVision NV, a European optical retailer whose stores include
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Start-up of the day: individual eyewear design by 3D-printing process

Glasses have been around since the early Middle Ages. While they were worn as an optical aid in the past, today they are increasingly used as a fashion accessory. And although every face, every head shape has its own individual characteristics, until now glasses have only ever been mass-produced. But if the glasses don’t match the face, they are rather unattractive and seem to be a disturbing factor. In order to create a harmonious entity here,
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