Did you know that over 80% of the words eyewear brands are manufactured by Luxottica Group S.p.A
Luxottica Group S.p.A. is an Italian eyewear company. It is the world’s largest eyewear company, controlling over 80% of the world’s major eyewear brands.
Its best known brands are Ray-Ban, Persol and Oakley. It also makes sunglasses and prescription frames for a multitude of designer brands such as Chanel and Prada, whose designs and trademarks are used under license. Luxottica also makes sunglasses branded Giorgio Armani,Burberry, Stella McCartney, Versace, Vogue Eyewear, Miu Miu, Tory Burch, and Donna Karan.
Its prime competitor is the Safilo Group S.p.A.
Luxottica’s two main product offerings are sunglasses and prescription frames. The company operates in two sectors: manufacturing & wholesale distribution, and retail distribution.
The house brands include:
Eye Safety Systems (ESS)
K&L (formerly Killer Loop)
The company also makes eyewear under license for designer labels such as:
Dolce & Gabbana
Donna Karan eyewear
Polo Ralph Lauren
Paul Smith Spectacles
Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Tiffany & Co.