By Jillian Urcelay

1  MYKITA has moved its New York City store from Crosby Street to a new location on Broome Street. The two-floor space provides 1,590 square feet to present the complete product portfolio and services.

2  VSP GLOBAL has announced a new strategic partnership with Maui Jim. Through the partnership, practices participating in the VSP Global Premier Program have access to exclusive savings, dedicated customer service and complimentary staff trainings. Patients of these practices will also enjoy a money-back guarantee on Maui Jim prescription eyewear.

3  OKIA has launched “Reshape,” its first eyewear collection crafted exclusively from recycled water bottle plastic and “Bio Lens 2,” a revolutionary 100 percent bio-degradable lens.


4  DE RIGO VISION has created a new Chopard Cannes Special Edition jeweled frame dedicated to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which takes place this month at the Palais des Festivals. Sunglass style SCHD39S in 300G will be available to De Rigo Rem’s high-end accounts.

5  LUXURY OPTICAL HOLDINGS (LOH) has promoted Jeff Press to chief creative officer, overseeing product design and creative for Robert Marc NYC, Morgenthal Frederics and its designer collaborations including Oscar de la Renta and Monse.

6  MARCHON EYEWEAR and Cutler and Gross have entered into an exclusive agreement for Marchon Eyewear to distribute Paul Smith sun and optical eyewear throughout the United States.

7  SAFILO and kate spade new york have renewed their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of kate spade new york branded sunglasses and optical collections through June 30, 2026.

8  CHARMANT USA and Isaac Mizrahi have announced their renewal of Isaac Mizrahi Eyewear through 2022. The Isaac Mizrahi New York eyewear collection will continue to produce ophthalmic frames and sunglasses designed in conjunction with Xcel Brands, Inc., and manufactured and distributed exclusively by Charmant.