MARCHON EYEWEAR, INC. AND CUTLER AND GROSS LTD. SIGN EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR USA

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NEW YORK, NY, September 24, 2018 – Marchon Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear, and Cutler and Gross Ltd., the iconic, luxury British eyewear brand, today announced that they have entered into a long-term exclusive agreement for the distribution of Cutler and Gross sun and optical eyewear throughout the United States.

This agreement leverages the unique scale and expertise of Marchon Eyewear’s U.S. distribution network and its increased focus on the luxury segment of the market.

Cutler and Gross’ product offering complements Marchon Eyewear’s extensive brand portfolio by offering a unique line of British-influenced optical and sun products conceived in London and crafted in Italy. Headquartered in London, Cutler and Gross has boutiques in the UK, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, and is stocked in more than 500 doors in 50 countries worldwide.

"Cutler and Gross has built a legacy of impeccable quality and sophisticated British style,” said Nicola Zotta, President and CEO of Marchon Eyewear, Inc. “This strategic alignment reflects our respect for that legacy, our vision for the future of Cutler and Gross, and the continued growth and prominence of Marchon Eyewear, especially in the luxury category.” 

Graham Cutler, founding partner of Cutler and Gross, comments, “We have patiently searched for a partner who shares the same ethos as Cutler and Gross, namely, quality of service, well-made product and customer satisfaction. In Marchon Eyewear, we firmly believe we have found that long-term partner to help us grow and improve our business in the United States. With the experience, expertise and personnel that Marchon Eyewear has on the ground, we are sure we can deliver the best possible service to our customer base there.”

It is planned that the Cutler and Gross line will be sold in the U.S. in select department stores, specialty stores, and premium sun and optical retailers, and will continue to be available in Cutler and Gross’ retail locations in New York and Los Angeles, as well as online at cutlerandgross.com.

During Vision Expo West (VEW) 2018, Marchon Eyewear will be showing Cutler and Gross’ new line of optical and sunwear by appointment at The Venetian Suites in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 26th – 29th. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Craig LaPorta (claporta@marchon.com). Marchon Eyewear’s other brands can be viewed during VEW at booth #16065.

About Cutler and Gross, Ltd.

Founded in 1969, British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross combines the finest Italian craftsmanship with irrefutably cool style. Since its establishment in fashion’s halcyon days, the brand’s signature creativity has been applied to sunglasses and optical frames with their trademark numbered designs and absence of an ostentatious logo.

The bold, individual style of Cutler and Gross has attracted some of the most prestigious names in the industry for collaborations — from design houses such as Erdem, Comme Des Garçons and Maison Martin Margiela, to creative icons including Victoria Beckham, Roksanda Ilincic and Bella Freud, as well as limited edition launches such as Jay-Z for Barney’s New York.

Considered bastions of iconic eyewear, opticals and sunglasses designed by the brand have been worn by some of the most recognisable faces of the last four decades. Brand fans include the legendary David Hockney, Grace Jones, Sir Elton John and Madonna, as well as influential artists and style leaders from Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu to Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik. For more information, visit www.cutlerandgross.com and follow @cutlerandgross.

About Marchon Eyewear, Inc.

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear. The company markets its products under prestigious brand names including: Airlock, Calvin Klein, Chloé, Columbia, Diane von Furstenberg, Dragon, Etro, Flexon, G-Star RAW, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Liu Jo, Longchamp, Marchon NYC, Marni, MCM, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Salvatore Ferragamo and Skaga. Marchon Eyewear distributes its products through a global network of subsidiaries and distributors, serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries. Marchon Eyewear is a VSP Global company, which as a doctor-governed company, connects its 88 million members to affordable, accessible, high-quality eye care and eyewear. Its industry-leading businesses combine to bring quality eye care insurance, high-fashion frames, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology, and connected experiences to increase access to eye care around the world. For more information, visit www.marchon.com and follow @marchoneyewear.

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