Safilo SpA is one of the world's leading manufacturers of eyeglasses and sunglasses, as well as other goods for the optical market, including frames and contact lenses. Based in Italy, Safilo is that country's number two maker of eyewear, behind Luxottica. Safilo distributes its products primarily through third-party opticians, but runs a small network of showrooms in such select locations as Paris's Champs Elysées and New York's Fifth Avenue in order to showcase its strong selection of its own brands, which include Safilo, Carrero, Smith, and Blue Bay, and designer frames. Safilo has long been a leader in the designer eyewear market--the company pioneered this market in the late 1960s--and features collections for such well-known brands as:
  • Gucci
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Dior
  • Polaroid
  • Diesel
  • Peirre Cardin
  • Nine West
  • Fossil
  • Kate Spade
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Carrera
  • Hugo Boss
  • Boss
  • Givenchy
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Tommy Hilfiger