Cole Haan Announces the Launch of Sun and Optical Eyewear
Cole Haan and Altair Eyewear enter into exclusive worldwide license agreement
New York, NY - June 29, 2015 - Cole Haan announces a multiyear global licensing agreement with Altair, a division of Marchon Eyewear, Inc., to design, manufacture and distribute sunglasses and ophthalmic eyewear collections under the Cole Haan brand.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of Cole Haan eyewear and our global partnership with Altair. The team at Altair immediately understood the extraordinary notion of the Cole Haan brand. They have developed a collection that is both iconic and timeless. Our customers all over the world will love what Altair has accomplished,” commented Cole Haan’s Chief Marketing Officer, David Maddocks.
Altair will distribute the Cole Haan Eyewear collection, both sunwear and ophthalmic, globally in optical chains, specialty retailers, independent eyecare practices and Cole Haan retail stores beginning fall 2015.
“Cole Haan is an iconic American brand with a renowned heritage and classic design that is seamlessly executed through each of their product categories. Their skillful craftsmanship and eye for high quality will easily translate to eyewear that the Cole Haan consumer will appreciate,” said Altair Eyewear President, Steve Wright.
About Cole Haan
Cole Haan LLC, with its Global Creative Center in New York City, is an iconic American designer and retailer of premium men’s and women’s footwear, bags, outerwear, eyewear and accessories with a commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. For more information, visit colehaan.com and follow @colehaan.
Altair® supports independent eyecare professionals with advanced eyewear technologies and distinctive brands including Anne Klein®, bebe®, Joseph Abboud®, JOE Joseph Abboud®, Revlon® and Tommy Bahama®. Altair is sold through more than 10,000 independent optical retailers.
Altair is a division of Marchon Eyewear, Inc. one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear. The company markets its products under prestigious brand names including: Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Chloé, Diane von Furstenberg, Dragon, Etro, Flexon®, G-Star RAW, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Liu Jo, MarchoNYC, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sean John, Skaga, Valentino and X Games. Headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Venice, Canada and Shanghai, Marchon distributes its products through numerous local sales offices serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries.
For more information, visit altaireyewear.com.