Ralph By Ralph Lauren Eyewear

22 Mar 19
TONY88

Joan Smalls-Rodriguez (born July 11, 1988) is a Puerto Rican supermodel and actress. In 2013, and 2018 she ranked at #8 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list. In 2011, she became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics. In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the “Return of the Supermodel” cover of American […]

19 Mar 19
TONY88

Joan Smalls-Rodriguez (born July 11, 1988) is a Puerto Rican supermodel and actress.In 2013, and 2018 she ranked at #8 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list. In 2011, she became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics. In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the “Return of the Supermodel” cover of American Elle. […]

15 Mar 19
Complete Utter Wonderful Nonsense

mostlysignssomeportents: If you wear glasses, you might have noticed that they’ve been getting steadily more expensive in recent years, no matter which brand you buy and no matter where you shop. That’s because a giant-but-obscure company called Luxottica bought out Sunglass Hut and Lenscrafters, then used their dominance over the retail side of glasses to […]

12 Mar 19
Sound Books

If you wear glasses, you might have noticed that they’ve been getting steadily more expensive in recent years, no matter which brand you buy and no matter where you shop. That’s because a giant-but-obscure company called Luxottica bought out Sunglass Hut and Lenscrafters, then used their dominance over the retail side of glasses to force […]

12 Mar 19
Boing Boing

If you wear glasses, you might have noticed that they’ve been getting steadily more expensive in recent years, no matter which brand you buy and no matter where you shop.

11 Mar 19
The Fashion Retailer

Many fashion retailers define their strategy starting from their value proposition and key positioning levers (assortment, price, experience, speed, channels…) to differentiate themselves from competition. It´s part of their DNA but also define their purpose and business model. The segmentation of fashion brands is illustrated on a pyramid where the more expensive brands are on […]

06 Mar 19
American Woman Online

Sunglasses that will hide your eyes from any evidence of binge-watching Pen15 late last night Sunglasses aren’t only meant to be worn when it’s sunny outside, but also when it’s cloudy, and even when it’s rainy.  Polarized lenses, especially, filter light and glare, allowing you to see better—they’re a good thing to have. And if you’ve […]

06 Mar 19
Orlando Scoop

Charles Dahan knows from first-hand experience how badly people get ripped off when buying eyeglasses. He was once one of the leading suppliers of frames to LensCrafters, before the company was purchased by optical behemoth Luxottica. He also built machines that improved the lens-manufacturing process. In other words, Dahan, 70, knows the eyewear business from […]

22 Feb 19
Fixtures Close Up

This Brand Bragging Sunglass Hut Entry Sign offers the best-of-the-best designers and styles, yours for the asking, just inside the store. The list of hits includes Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Versace, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, Coach, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban. Maui Jim, and Oakley. Try to name a famous name not included. This Brand […]

06 Feb 19
WWD

The designer plans to launch his first fragrance, called Elie Tahari, in April.

03 Feb 19
The New Aristocracy

  An obvious prevailing theme of modern society when it comes to the topic of male dressage is a collective dependance on popular, multi-national franchise brand names. But who is to blame for this? After all, sheep follow the herd. But here at The New Aristocracy, we are not sheep – and we most certainly […]

02 Feb 19
24/7 Wall St.

The most popular fashion designers of all time are names familiar even to those who are not fashionistas. Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Christian Dior are just some of the design icons whose fame has transcended the fashion world. They have become popular because they’ve succeeded in identifying trends, taken risks, defied convention, turned […]

28 Jan 19
Daily Republic

By David Lazarus It’s a question I get asked frequently, most recently by a colleague who was shocked to find that his new pair of prescription eyeglasses cost about $800. Why are these things so damn expensive? The answer: Because no one is doing anything to prevent a near-monopolistic, $100-billion industry from shamelessly abusing its […]

28 Jan 19
3CCorp

It’s a question that gets asked frequently, most recently by a colleague who was shocked to find that his new pair of prescription eyeglasses cost about $800. Why are these things so damn expensive? The answer: Because no one is doing anything to prevent a near-monopolistic, $100-billion industry from shamelessly abusing its market power. Prescription […]

24 Jan 19
Andre Eger

Several celebrities have been spotted in glasses on and off the red carpet.  Many stars like Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lopez opt for eyewear with large, thick frames.  Other celebrities like Prince William and Hugh Jackman wear more subtle designs. While most vision-impaired celebrities seemingly opt for contacts, some stylish stars are proving that glasses […]

17 Jan 19
Fixtures Close Up

I was sorry to have missed this Effy Fine Jewelry Trunk Show at Macys, whose sign reminded too late. As a visitor to other Trunk Shows (See Littman’s Jewelers), profiling a Macy’s hosted, Effy branded affair would would have been interesting indeed. But documenting the promotional signage is also one of the missions of FixturesCloseUp, […]