WESTGROUPE FLEXES WITH NEW STYLES. Kids can head back to school in style with their choice of eyewear from six new models in WestGroupe’s 2012 Back to School Superflex Kids collection. The line includes four styles for boys, one for girls (Style No. SFK 106, shown on top), and one unisex design, all with spring hinges. The unisex model, Style No. SFK 107, is a retro-inspired acetate frame that comes in black crystal (shown on bottom), brown crystal, and purple crystal. And adults are not forgotten, as there are 65 lightweight styles for them to choose from in a wide range of styles. For more information, contact WestGroupe, distributed by Classique Eyewear at 866-604-5700 or classique-eyewear.com.

VIVA’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON WALKS ON THE WILD SIDE. With its Wild Child Eyewear Summer 2012 Collection, Viva’s Harley-Davidson® has launched five new motorcycle-inspired styles for boys. Style Nos. HD 407 and HD 408 (shown here) are both handcrafted in acetate, with temples featuring a subtle V-shaped design and tri-colored treatment. Style Nos. HD 433, HD 434, and HD 435 all feature metal fronts and the Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield logo on the inside right tip. For more information, contact Viva International Group at 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.

BUSHNELL’S CÉBÉ JUNIOR PLAYS DEFENSE. Offering kids total eye protection, the Junior line features Cébé 2000 melamine lenses that defend against harmful UV rays and blue light by mimicking skin pigment. The bi-material frames all provide durability from the outside, with grilamid, and soft material on the inside for comfort. The line includes Kanga (shown here), Flipper, and Captain. For more information, contact Bushnell Performance Optics, Inc. at 800-554-6686 or bushnell.com.

COLORS IN OPTICS STAYS IN THE LINES. With nearly 20 styles from which to choose, the Crayola Eyewear Collection has something for every kid. All frames in the line are handmade, featuring acetates and laminations. Metal frames include both stainless steel and memory metal, and the Crayola-box-shaped optical case for each frame includes a mini-pack of Crayola crayons. For more information, contact Colors In Optics at 866-465-COLORS or colorsinoptics.com.

TREVI COLISEUM TAKES SHAPE. All made in Italy, Trevi Coliseum’s Cotton Club Teen collection includes 20 models for today’s teenager. The line features both full-rimmed and semi-rimless frames with spring or rubber temples for extra comfort and durability. Colorways include black, blue, and pink. Style No. 215 (shown here) is made with Mazzucchelli acetate. For more information, contact National Lens at 866-923-5600 or national-lens.com.

A&A OPTICAL HITS THE SURF. With the addition of two new Quiksilver styles and two new Roxy styles, the young surfer set has a range of new options to choose from. Featuring a sporty stripe, Quiksilver Style No. QO3660 has exaggerated temple tips and is available in black with red, blue with gray, and black with silver. On the more playful side, the semi-rimless Roxy Style No. RO3560 has two-tone acetate temples accented with a metal plaque featuring the iconic Roxy heart logo, and is available in purple, black with red, and black with fuchsia (shown here). For more information, contact A&A Optical at 800-492-4465 or aaopticalco.com.

Appealing to kids and parents alike, Ogi’s Mommy and Me, Daddy and I Collection features a few new additions. The granite-inspired Ogi Kids Style No. OK300 (shown on top) partners with its parent frame, Style No. 3101 (shown on bottom), and is available in blue, purple, red, and amber. Made from Italian acetate, Style No. OK301 pairs with Style No. 9606, and features diamond-shaped chrome rivets. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogieyewear.com.

BAUMVISION EMBRACES MONKEY BUSINESS. The Small Paul Eyewear Collection features shatterproof lenses and offers kids 100% UVA/UVB protection without skimping on style. Key styles include the oversized, aviator-inspired Double High Five, Velocity Girl, which is rounded with diamond-shaped temples, and Gamma Ray, a classic wayfarer for the kid set (shown here in stripe/turquoise). For more information, contact Baumvision at 866-415-8842 or baumvision.com.

JULBO MAKES A SPLASH FOR SUMMER. Children aged 4 to 6 will keep their shades on when they get Booba, which features a dual-injected frame with a strong fit and soft finish (shown here in blue/lime). Meanwhile, kids aged 8 to 12 will dig the curved shape of Piccolo, which is sporty and flexible. For more information, contact Julbo Eyewear at 800-651-0833 or julbousa.com.

NOUVEAU SENDS WEARERS AFLUTTER. Whimsical and fun, the newly released Phoebe acetate Style No. P237 features feminine color combinations with black and crystal (shown here), pink and crystal, and lilac and crystal. This frame is sized especially for teens and petite women. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.

KENMARK FEELS PRETTY WITH THALIA GIRLS. A heart motif defines this new feminine style from Thalia Girls. Featuring contrasting accents on the temple, tips, and endpieces, Paola is a metal frame with adjustable nosepads and is available in pink, purple (shown here), and black. For more information, contact Kenmark Group at 800-627-2898 or kenmarkoptical.com.

SAFILO’S TOMMY HILFIGER KIDS AROUND. Geared to kids aged 8 to 12, the new Tommy Hilfiger junior frames include sports-inspired sunglasses. Holiday Spirit (Style No. TH 1148/s), for example, features the signature Tommy Hilfiger flag on its temples and is available in four bold color combinations: purple/white/pink, blue/white/yellow, blue/red/white, and red/white/blue. Ophthalmic Style No. TH 1146 is lightweight metal and has two-tone rubber tips. It’s offered in blue with white/red tips, gloss red with white/blue tips (shown here), honey with white/pink tips, and brown with orange/blue tips. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.

MCGEE’S VERA BRADLEY BLOSSOMS FOR SUMMER. Colorful Treats, the newest styles from the Vera Bradley® Kids Collection, include Kacey, Melissa, and Darla. Melissa and Darla are both combination frames, with Melissa boasting a modified oval eyeshape and a multi-layered laminate acetate front (offered in Doodle Daisy, shown here, bottom, and Plum Petals). Darla features a rounded rectangular eyeshape. Darla also has adjustable nosepads and is available in Plum Petals and Rhythm & Blues (shown here, top). For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.

CHARMANT GETS INTO THE GROOVE. Featuring four styles for girls and one for boys, the latest Esprit Kids’ eyewear line includes spring hinges and covers a range of looks. Designs are both metal and combination, with several splashy color combinations and eyeshapes for girls, and a clean, metal frame with two-toned stripes for boys (Style No. ET17376 shown here). For more information, contact Charmant Group at 800-645-2121 or charmant.com/us.

CLEARVISION’S OP REFRESHES FOR 2012. The new Op Kids Collection features three new designs for girls and one for boys aged 8 to 12. There’s a bohemian look for girls in flat metal (Style No. OP 818) and a girl’s wayfarer made with metal inlaid in acetate (Style No. OP 817). The overall collection is defined by a fun, yet sophisticated color palette. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.


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