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Stock Report: Luxottica Group S.p.A. Sponsored ADR (LUX) Report Updated: Dec 15, 2014 | Print This Page

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Luxottica Group S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides fashion, luxury, and sports eyewear worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. The Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution segment engages in the design, manufacture, wholesale distribution, and marketing of house brand and designer lines of prescription frames and sunglasses; sports eyewear products; and menís and womenís apparel, footwear, and accessories. This segment offers its products under house brands, such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Arnette, ESS, K&L, Luxottica, Mosley Tribes, Oliver Peoples, Persol, Revo, Sferoflex, and Vogue; and licensed brands comprising Anne Klein, Brooks Brothers, Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Chaps, Club Monaco, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Donna Karan, Miu Miu, Polo Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Ralph, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Versace, and Versus. This segment serves retailers of mid- to premium-priced eyewear, such as independent opticians, optical retail chains, specialty sun retailers, department stores, and duty-free shops, as well as independent optometrists and ophthalmologists. The Retail Distribution segment operates optical retail stores under the brand names of LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, OPSM, Laubman & Pank, Budget Eyewear, and GMO; and sunglass and luxury retail stores under the brand names of Sunglass Hut, ILORI, Optical Shop of Aspen, Oliver Peoples, David Clulow, Bright Eyes, and Oakley O' Stores and Vaults. This segment operates approximately 7,100 optical and sun retail stores. Luxottica Group also operates E-commerce Web sites, including sunglasshut.com, oakley.com, and ray-ban.com. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy. As of January 31, 2012, Luxottica Group S.p.A. operates as a subsidiary of Delfin S.ŗ.r.l.

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