Safilo Group – one of the eyewear industry’s key players in the design, manufacturing and distribution of prescription frames, sunglasses, outdoor eyewear,  goggles, and helmets – and Marc Jacobs – the renowned American global brand – announce the early renewal of their multi-year global licensing agreement for Marc Jacobs branded eyewear until December  2031. 

“Since the beginning of our partnership in 2004 we have collaborated profitably to make Marc Jacobs an iconic landmark within the eyewear category, offering unique and highly distinctive models in every collection. During these 20 years the brand has grown to become one of the most emblematic brands of  Safilo’s contemporary and premium offering, with a strong global appeal for both men and women, and  with still many new opportunities for growth in its core US market as well as worldwide.” declared Angelo  Trocchia, CEO of the Safilo Group 

Marc Jacobs International CEO, Eric Marechalle, states: “We look forward to the continued success of our partnership with Safilo. Working together to further the unique Marc Jacobs vision to the eyewear category,  through new and exciting global opportunities remains our key objective.”

Press Release 

About Safilo Group  

Safilo is a global player in the eyewear industry that has been creating, producing, and distributing for over 90 years sunglasses,  prescription frames, outdoor eyewear, goggles and helmets. Thanks to a data-driven approach, Safilo goes beyond the traditional  boundaries of the eyewear industry: in just one company it brings together Italian design, stylistic, technical and industrial  innovation, and state-of-the-art digital platforms, developed in its digital hubs in Padua and Portland, and made available to  Opticians and Clients for an unmatched customer experience. Guided by its purpose, See the world at its best, Safilo is leading its  Group legacy, founded on innovation and responsibility, onwards towards the future. 

With an extensive global presence, Safilo’s business model enables it to monitor its entire production and distribution chain. From  research and development in five prestigious design studios, located in Padua, Milan, New York, Hong Kong and Portland, to its  company-owned production facilities and network of qualified manufacturing partners, Safilo Group ensures that every product  offers the perfect fit and meets high quality standards. Reaching approximately 100,000 selected points of sale worldwide with an  extensive wholly owned network of subsidiaries in 40 countries and more than 50 partners in 70 countries, Safilo’s well-established  traditional wholesale distribution model, which encompasses eyecare retailers, chains, department stores, specialized retailers,  boutiques, duty free shops and sporting goods stores, is complemented by Direct-to-Consumer and Internet pure player sales  platforms, in line with the Group’s development strategies.  

Safilo Group’s portfolio encompasses home brands: Carrera, Polaroid, Smith, Blenders, Privé Revaux and Seventh Street. Licensed  brands include: Banana Republic, BOSS, Carolina Herrera, Dsquared2, Etro, Eyewear by David Beckham, Fossil, havaianas,  HUGO, Isabel Marant, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade New York, Levi’s, Liz Claiborne, Love Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, M  Missoni, Moschino, Pierre Cardin, PORTS, rag&bone, Stuart Weitzman, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Jeans and Under Armour.  

The parent company, Safilo Group S.p.A., is listed on the Euronext Milan organized and managed by Borsa Italiana (ISIN code  IT0004604762, Bloomberg SFL.IM, Reuters SFLG.MI). In 2023, Safilo Group recorded net revenues for Euro 1,024.7 million.  

About Marc Jacobs 

Marc Jacobs International was founded in New York City, in 1984. The following year, Jacobs received the distinct honor of being  the youngest designer ever to be awarded the fashion industry’s highest tribute: The Council of Fashion Designers of America  (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. 

With stores across the globe, Marc Jacobs International now includes RTW and accessories, kids wear, multiple award winning  fragrances, the bookstore Bookmarc and Marc Jacobs Beauty. 


Safilo Group Investor Relations  

Barbara Ferrante 

Ph. +39 049 6985766 

Safilo Group Press Office  

Elena Todisco 

Mob. +39 339 1919562  

Barabino&Partners S.p.A. 

Pietro Cavallera 

Ph. +39 02 72023535 

Mob. +39 338 9350534 

Marc Jacobs Press Office 

Michael Ariano 

Global Head of Public Relations Publicist to Marc Jacobs