Luxottica Group S.p.A. is the world’s largest eyewear company, which you probably never even have heard of.
Founded in 1961 by Leonardo Del Vecchio; Luxottica controls over 80% of the world’s leading eyewear brands.
Luxottica has two main product offerings: Sunglasses and Prescription Frames, and own an army of Proprietary Brands including – LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Glasses.com, Alain Mikli, Arnette, Oakley, Persol, Ray-Ban, Sferoflex, EyeMed Vision Care, Vogue Eyewear, etc..
In addition to the proprietary brands, they also manufacture eyewear under license for some of the most well-known names in the global fashion and luxury industries, including: Giorgio, Armani, Emporio Armani, A|X – Armani Exchange, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Versace, etc…
Talking about their Retail business, the Group’s global wholesale distribution network covers more than 150 countries and is complemented by an extensive retail network of approximately 9,000 stores, with LensCrafters and Pearle Vision in North America, OPSM and LensCrafters in Asia-Pacific, GMO in Latin America, Salmoiraghi&Viganò in Italy and Sunglass Hut worldwide.