"Eyewear is a perfect fashion product for the Cosmo lifestyle."
WESTBURY, NY – Match Eyewear has announced a licensing agreement for the design, development and distribution of Cosmopolitan Eyewear. The licensing agreement includes the North American distribution of ophthalmic and optical sunwear collections.
Cosmopolitan is a young women’s media brand with 45 monthly editions and 33 digital sites, reaching a global audience of more than 100 million. The new eyewear license agreement coincides with the recent launch of E!'s reality series “So Cosmo,” which steps inside the world of Cosmopolitan to reveal what it's like to work at the iconic brand.
“We are very excited to add Cosmopolitan to our rapidly expanding line up of brands with both ophthalmic and sunglass collections for young women,” said Match President Ethan Goodman.
Goodman added, “Development has begun with our design team, focused on capturing the spirit of the fashion-conscious millennial woman who is totally connected and tuned in to today’s trends.”
Cosmopolitan joins the Match Eyewear portfolio of brands including, JL by Judith Leiber, Adrienne Vittadini, AV Studio, Helium, Si by Helium, Float Titanium, Float Kids and Aero.
"Eyewear is a perfect fashion product for the Cosmo lifestyle, and we are excited to add the category to our list of offerings," said Kim St. Clair Bodden, senior vice president, editorial and brand director, Hearst Magazines International. "As with all our licensed products, the quality, attention to detail, and fresh approach to design by our partners at Match Eyewear differentiates us and makes a compelling retail statement."
Cosmopolitan Eyewear will make its North American debut in summer 2017. The brand will be represented through Match Eyewear’s nationwide salesforce under the direction of Scott Kaehler, president of sales.
“Cosmopolitan is a coveted addition to our portfolio of brands, growing and energizing our organization as we expand our divisions,” Kaehler said.