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New Direct Opal Glasses

New direct Opal glasses

The grey and rainy weather is gone! For its 20th year, OPAL direct continues its way to surprise you with sunlight! The models have become more round and embellished with gold and scales. Proximo has now a polarizing solar clip:…

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New Children’s Glasses

New children’s glasses

Fashion is not only for parents! The younger ones also claim the right to fashion and the latest trends. Opal developed unique and bold designer frames so they can express their identity and creativity this summer.

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New Adult Glasses

New adult glasses

Get some height with Opal’s new Adult collection! Raised by rivets, double bridges or by acetate inserts as eye shadow, the frames’ shape stretch out on the branches to fall perfectly on the visage with style and glamor.

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Han Solo

Han Solo

Han SOLO, The latest Star Wars comes out on May 23rd 2018. Opal now presents its’ new STAR WARS concept of frames which highlights the story of Han solo, the most famous bounty hunter of the galaxy. The fluorescent STAR…

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New Sunglasses

New sunglasses

The sun is back, it is time to expose your Hollywood style with latest sunglasses.  Henko reveals its hottest collection: trendy and light combined frames using brushed and wooded effects with ultra-fin shapes. Perfect to affirm your style with elegance…

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Elevenparis Boys & Girl

Elevenparis Boys & Girl

Little Elevenparis changes its name to Elevenparis Boys and Girls. This underlines how the brand wishes to link with the Elevenparis’ teenage trend. Be the first to discover the new video and new models of the urban brand for young…

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Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel tells epic, action-packed adventure stories. Their heroes are deeply human, so we can all identify with them. Dubbed the "House of Ideas", Marvel has created over 8,000 super-heroes since the 1930s. Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther and…

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Elevenparis

Elevenparis

Elevenparis returns in style with a pop-up store in Citadium. A pop-up that puts Elevenparis firmly back in the spotlight. Since February, the unisex brand has moved into the first floor of Citadium Caumartin in Paris, to present its collaboration…

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Lulu Castagnette Woman

Lulu Castagnette Woman

Catch a breath of spring with our floral-printed Lulu Castagnette watch! Ref.: LFAM095C01 A collection that captures the mood of the moment, aimed at today's young, urban woman whose style is confident and natural with a certain flair. The brand promotes…

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Proximo Colour Sun

Proximo Colour Sun

Get ready for summer with PROXIMO COLOUR SUN This collection is aimed at presbyopic customers who do not feel the need for progressive lenses. Now you can enjoy ready-made reading glasses on the beach or terrace without problems of glare…

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Dream Big, Princess

Dream Big, Princess

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Three 4L Trophy Teams Sponsored By Opal And Demetz Set Out On The Big Adventure!

Three 4L Trophy teams sponsored by Opal and Demetz set out on the big adventure!

The 2018 4L Trophy rally has just crossed the finish line! This year over 1,300 classic Renault 4 vehicles took part in the event. After the usual strict checks to ensure that every team met the criteria (technical, administrative and…

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PUMA & HELLO KITTY

PUMA & HELLO KITTY

To mark the SUEDE's 50th anniversary, the two iconic brands Hello Kitty & PUMA have chosen to create a funky and chic capsule collection in adult and junior sizes. With cheerful, cute graphics and bold colours, dominated by red and…

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IVKOPAL, An Association Of Experts For The German Market

IVKOPAL, an association of experts for the German market

"In this very competitive market, driven by big international players, small and medium-sized companies need to team up in order to grow.” For many years, this dynamic has underpinned François Fort's strategies at OPAL, the Lyon-based SME founded in 1995.…

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20 Years Of Opal Direct: We’re Direct!

20 years of Opal Direct: we’re direct!

We've been direct since 1998! A straightforward dialogue, true, frank, full, natural, clear: direct! Collections at under 10 € with more frames than ever and more fashionable than ever – how do we do it? Direct to you! Twenty years…

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New York Yankees, The New 2018 Collection

New York Yankees, the new 2018 collection

With the new 2018 collection, New York Yankees stamps its logo on new designs owing as much to sportswear as urban chic. The glasses collection is constantly reinventing itself with simple models as well as vintage styles in robust and…

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Hello Kitty & Paris Saint-Germain

Hello Kitty & Paris Saint-Germain

HELLO KITTY AND FRENCH FOOTBALL TEAM PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN LAUNCH A JOINT COLLECTION FOR GLAMOROUS WOMEN AND GIRL SPORTS FANS. Two iconic brands, Paris Saint-Germain and Hello Kitty, have teamed up to create an exclusive capsule collection that plays up the…

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OLAF: “OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE”

OLAF: “OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE”

Twenty-one minutes of heart-warming delight and mayhem to enjoy this December – in English or French! Fans of the classic hit Frozen have a treat in store with Olaf's Frozen Adventure, the latest featurette from Disney Animation Studios. An exclusive…

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HELLO KITTY : THE 2017 CHRISTMAS TREE BAG

HELLO KITTY : THE 2017 CHRISTMAS TREE BAG

Over the last 20 years, Handicap International's useful and decorative charity Christmas tree bag has become a classic seasonal purchase in France. The charity manages the whole project in house and proceeds enable it to fund its work on the…

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ELEVENPARIS : THE LOOKBOOK

ELEVENPARIS : THE LOOKBOOK

Elevenparis is making waves through its collaboration with Sergio Tacchini, the Italian brand which has epitomised active elegance since the 1970s. As soon it was founded, the sportswear brand immediately shook up the status quo with its innovative styles, using…

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

With STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, the Skywalker saga continues. The heroes of THE FORCE AWAKENS team up with the galaxy's legendary figures in an epic adventure that unlocks ancestral mysteries of the Force and some surprising revelations about the…

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ELEVEN PARIS : A NEW ERA

ELEVEN PARIS : A NEW ERA

Eleven Paris is the Parisian ready-to-wear brand that has become a benchmark for its subversive and casual urban style. Part of the international fashion scene since 2003, the brand is known for its fun t-shirts, imaginative and cutting-edge collections, as…

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OPAL IS STILL RUNNING !

OPAL IS STILL RUNNING !

On Sunday October 1st, the Opal team was among the 24,426 runners who took part in the famous "RUN IN LYON", now in its 8th season! After completing 10 or 21 km, all our Run In runners crossed the finishing…

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BACK ON THE SILMO

BACK ON THE SILMO

For its fiftieth anniversary, the mood at this year's SILMO was bound to be good! Everyone on the Opal team would like to thank all the visitors and partners who helped to make this anniversary gathering such a success! Look…

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OWLET POLARIZED

OWLET POLARIZED

Since September 2017, the OWLET collection has included a polarized sunglasses range.  We are sure you will love these new frames in injection-moulded plastic or metal.  The polarized lenses help to reduce visual fatigue by absorbing glare from horizontal light…

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OPAL ACADEMY, 4TH!

OPAL ACADEMY, 4TH!

OPAL ACADEMY is back for a fourth season! Almost 250 opticians have already honed their skills in selling children's glasses. As it has proved such a success, the OPAL ACADEMY training provided by our specialist, Claire Allenet Colin, will be…

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LAPÖ : THE BESTSELLERS

LAPÖ : THE BESTSELLERS

Discover Lapö's bestsellers. These distinctive glasses make fashion so easy to wear!

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NEW YORK YANKEES, WHAT’S NEW?

NEW YORK YANKEES, WHAT’S NEW?

New York Yankees has had a makeover: there's a new POS environment. The new models are slim and colourful. Pre-teens and teenagers are going to adore these!

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THOR RAGNAROK, THE FILM !

THOR RAGNAROK, THE FILM !

The film Thor Ragnarok is due out very soon (cinema release from 25th October) and promises fun, action and suspense. Synopsis: Thor returns to Asgard, where his brother Loki has taken their father's place. He is imprisoned on the planet…

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HENKO, THE LOOKBOOK

HENKO, THE LOOKBOOK

Last month we unveiled Henko, our new brand of polarized sunglasses. Now you can see the Henko lookbook, where the focus is on trendiness, wellbeing and style!

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BE YOUR BEST THIS TERM WITH DISNEY!

BE YOUR BEST THIS TERM WITH DISNEY!

For the new school term, Disney is focusing on feisty princesses and super-heroes with its huge "Dream Big, Princess" and "Marvel Mania" campaign! So that you can feature the event in your shop, Opal has created new PoS materials styled…

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HOLD ONTO SUMMER WITH PROXIMO COLOUR SUN!

HOLD ONTO SUMMER WITH PROXIMO COLOUR SUN!

Opal has expanded its Proximo Colour range with a new line: Proximo Colour Sun. Now you can enjoy ready-made reading glasses on the beach or terrace without the problem of glare from the sun, thanks to this magnetic "clip-on" that's…

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NEW ELEVENPARIS SUNGLASSES!

NEW ELEVENPARIS SUNGLASSES!

See a preview of the new ELEVENPARIS sunglasses that will be the buzz of SILMO 2017. With distinctive shapes, bold colours and mirror lenses, the fashionistas are going to love these! Opal offers you a sneak preview of the shoot…

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ELEVENPARIS IS A HIT WITH THE IT GIRLS

ELEVENPARIS IS A HIT WITH THE IT GIRLS

The brand so adored by fashion bloggers, ELEVENPARIS, is creating quite a stir online, whether for its clothes or its sunglasses. Today's It Girls are putting the finishing touch to their look with their favourite models! See for yourself on…

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IT’S HOLIDAY TIME WITH HELLO KITTY!

IT’S HOLIDAY TIME WITH HELLO KITTY!

Strut your stuff safely this summer with these Hello Kitty sunglasses! With the latest hot look in mirror lenses, polarized and UV Category 3 as well, budding fashionistas will busy counting how many how many heads they turn... But do…

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YOU’LL FIND ALL  OUR BRANDS ON WWW.GUIDE.FR

YOU’LL FIND ALL OUR BRANDS ON WWW.GUIDE.FR

www.guide-vue.fr, France's LEADING* website in the optical sector, as ranked by natural referencing on Google France. HON (Health on the Net) certified in partnership with the French Health Authority; voted "Best Health Website 2014" by the public from 12 sites…

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ELEVENPARIS REVITALIZED

ELEVENPARIS REVITALIZED

After going into receivership in March this year, the urban fashion name ElevenParis is finally up and running again. One of its long-term stakeholders, the Vog Group (also a major backer of Ba&sh), has come to the rescue. Four stores…

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LOS ANGELES AND BOSTON Have Joined The NEW YORK YANKEES Collection

LOS ANGELES AND BOSTON have joined the NEW YORK YANKEES collection

New York Yankees, the leading brand in Major League Baseball, is inviting new teams to join its collection! The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox, two big names that will appeal to our younger consumers, are now featured…

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POLABYOPAL IS THE BUZZ OF THE BLOGOSPHERE!

POLABYOPAL IS THE BUZZ OF THE BLOGOSPHERE!

Now summer's here, sunglasses are the hottest topic on all the fashion blogs! The Pola by Opal collection of polarized sunglasses is no exception and is up there with the best in the blogosphere!!! See our selection of articles and…

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

If the trailer is anything to go by, the new Marvel film "Spider-Man: Homecoming" promises plenty of action-packed fun and will be in cinemas from the end of June (UK: 5th July, Canada: 7th July, France: 12th July). Premise: after…

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CARS BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN!

CARS BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN!

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of Cruz Ramirez, an eager young race technician…

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NEW FROM OPAL DIRECT

NEW FROM OPAL DIRECT

Look lively – there might not be enough to go round! Proximo Colour wants to bring spring fever to your shop by offering these glasses with exclusive patterns and colours as a limited edition! They come with a new display…

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TARTINE ET CHOCOLAT TURNS 40

TARTINE ET CHOCOLAT TURNS 40

For its fortieth birthday year, Tartine et Chocolat has big things in store. The high-end children's fashion brand, founded in 1977 by Catherine Painvin, will be celebrating right through 2017 with the launch of a series of capsule collections and…

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OPAL HAS CHILDREN’S FAVOURITE BRANDS!

OPAL HAS CHILDREN’S FAVOURITE BRANDS!

The Kids License Monitor for the 4th quarter of 2016 has confirmed the quality of the licences in Opal's portfolio. This study, conducted every 3 months by Kazachok, Licensing Press and Total Licensing, with a panel of 400 children aged…

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POLABYOPAL IS IN LUNETTES GALERIE

POLABYOPAL IS IN LUNETTES GALERIE

LUNETTES Galerie® is a French fashion and eyewear magazine aimed at the general public and sent out free to almost 100% of ophthalmologists in France for their waiting rooms. There are 32 million clients who pass through each year! And…

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OBLUE IN GREAT SHAPE!

OBLUE IN GREAT SHAPE!

Our collection of blue-light protection glasses has been such a success that Opal has decided to launch a new shape! There are now 2 unisex shapes, each available in 5 sizes to suit all the family. From now on, customers…

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STAR WARS™ COLLECTOR

STAR WARS™ COLLECTOR

FORTY YEARS OF PLANET-WIDE SUCCESS! As the STAR WARS™ saga celebrates its fortieth aniversary, OPAL and PARASITE have teamed up to offer boxed “collector’s edition” sunglasses, directly inspired by the emblematic character C-3PO.

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SPRING IS SPRUNG WITH ELEVENPARIS!

SPRING IS SPRUNG WITH ELEVENPARIS!

Here comes the sun! Time to protect your eyes with style! The signature quirkiness of ELEVENPARIS runs through this sunglasses collection for adults and children alike (with Little ElevenParis). Sunglasses for those who want boldly styled accessories to express their…

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POLA By Opal IS IN ENJOY!

POLA by Opal IS IN ENJOY!

ENJOY, the new lifestyle magazine for the eyewear sector is out now! POLA by Opal has chosen this new, high-quality publication to raise its profile with the general public. Already a media leader in the optical consumer sector, the French…

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OPAL IS NOW ON INSTAGRAM…

OPAL IS NOW ON INSTAGRAM…

Enjoy privileged access our best images and discover not just exclusive photos but our quirky snaps, too! On our Instagram page, you will find shots that show off the glasses in our various collections in creative and original ways. Opal…

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Star Wars™ – THE RETURN…

Star Wars™ – THE RETURN…

If you think you already know all there is to know about the STAR WARS saga, you ain't seen nothing yet! Get ready for a huge event – you won’t believe your eyes!!!

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A Gift With Every Frame!

A gift with every frame!

When it started, Opal was the first supplier in the optical sector to use the idea of offering a gift with each of its frames. Twenty-two years on, the gifts may have changed, but they are still an important part…

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Pola By Opal – The Film!

Pola by Opal – the film!

Launched in 2012, the Pola by Opal collection aimed first and foremost to bring polarized sunglasses within reach of everyone's pocket. A few years later, the collection is still pursuing this mission, but has broadened its appeal. The brand has…

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Hello Kitty – Just So Cute!

Hello Kitty – just so cute!

Launched as a character by Sanrio in 1974, Hello Kitty is now an international star and an enduring icon who appeals to old and young alike. Hello Kitty is a little white kitten who stands for kindness, innocence, goodness and,…

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STAR WARSTM – A Spectacular Launch!

STAR WARSTM – A spectacular launch!

In January 2016, the Frozen collection beat Opal's all-time launch records; in January 2017, STAR WARSTM beat even that, with 13,000 frames sold in January alone. In February, this momentum has been sustained, to the delight of all our apprentice…

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LuluCastagnette – The Right Mix

LuluCastagnette – the right mix

LuluCastagnette unveils a new feminine fashion design featuring clever combinations of colours and materials. The coloured tortoiseshell-effect front and plain metal temples, with jewellery-style details at both ends, create just the mix young women are looking for. A collection that…

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POLA And LAPÖ Break Free!

POLA and LAPÖ break free!

As we announced last month, our POLA and LAPÖ brands are leaving the OPAL DIRECT catalogue to become separate brands in their own right. OPAL has created the OPAL STUDIO department in the process. This will focus on exclusive glasses…

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New In PROXIMO!

New in PROXIMO!

Our bold Proximo Colour glasses are making a real impact. With their fun, graphic display stand, they are a sight for sore eyes! For those who prefer their glasses more discreet, the main Proximo range is not only easy to…

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Opal On YouTube…

Opal on YouTube…

See Opal as you've never seen us before! Watch our videos and interviews by signing up to our YouTube channel: Lunettes Opal. Opal offers its films as a way for you to keep in touch with your customers by sharing…

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In 2017 Princesses Are Still Creating A Buzz!

In 2017 princesses are still creating a buzz!

In an upbeat start to the year, Disney has announced release dates for the new Beauty and the Beast film, directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens: March 17th in the UK, USA and Canada, March…

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STAR WARSTM  Glasses!

STAR WARSTM glasses!

The STAR WARSTM optical and sunglasses collection is here at last! It transports us into the saga's universe by adopting the famous expressions, charismatic characters and galactic scenery from the saga. With some models featuring exclusive acetates, the STAR WARSTM…

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OPAL DIRECT’S New Year Revolution!

OPAL DIRECT’S new year revolution!

Opal Direct is starting the New Year in style by focusing on its core business: direct sales. Selling without intermediaries, with minimal marketing and maximum efficiency means the best possible prices. Revolutionizing Opal Direct means getting the basics right:   •…

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A happy new year you will have!

The Opal team were prepared to make a spectacle of themselves to bring you their best wishes for 2017!

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Cars Back In Theatres !

Cars back in theatres !

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of Cruz Ramirez, an eager young race technician…

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ELEVENPARIS AND JUSTIN BIEBER

ELEVENPARIS AND JUSTIN BIEBER

ELEVENPARIS is launching an exclusive capsule collection with Universal and the JUSTIN BIEBER PURPOSE TOUR. ELEVENPARIS jumped at this opportunity to work with the world's most influential pop star. The appeal of this exclusive collection, designed by the brand with…

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Things You Will See!*

Things you will see!*

Those in the know will already have guessed: Star WarsTM will soon be breaking out in Opal's licence portfolio! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... On May 25th 1977, George Lucas launched STAR WARSTM and changed…

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Preview Of The New LITTLE ELEVENPARIS Photos!

Preview of the new LITTLE ELEVENPARIS photos!

Elliot and Eloïse, our new Little ELEVENPARIS models, have given us a gorgeous set of photos. They really capture that offbeat, cutting-edge fashion look that this brand is all about!

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OPAL – What A Team!

OPAL – what a team!

While some members of the Opal team were braving rain, cold and darkness to give their all in Lyon’s famous "Lyon Urban Trail by Night" race, others were in California, taking part in the Amazon Raid to raise funds for…

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Patience, You Need To Show…

Patience, you need to show…

You will just have to wait until January to discover  the children's collection that will create a buzz in 2017! So, have you guessed yet?

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OPAL Declares Open Season For Sunglasses!

OPAL declares open season for sunglasses!

With a brand new logo, new visuals, a new video, new POS materials and new products, POLA has plenty of surprises in store! Not satisfied with just offering comfort along with protection, the brand of polarized sunglasses for everyone is…

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NEW YORK YANKEES: The Must-have Collection!

NEW YORK YANKEES: the must-have collection!

This season, more than ever, New York Yankees is steering its brand towards teenagers with glasses that have a thoroughly urban look.  The glasses collection launched in 2009 is constantly evolving, offering bold models that playfully blend gender and materials.…

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Elevenparis : Wanted

Elevenparis : wanted

WANTED: ELEVENPARIS SUNGLASSES! ELEVENPARIS declares open season for sunglasses! See a preview of the models that will be the talk of 2017!

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OPAL Creates A New Subsidiary In Canada

OPAL creates a new subsidiary in Canada

During August Opal set up its new subsidiary's base in Montreal at Lanctôt's premises and will be working closely with the company to develop its business in Canada. Lanctôt is a leading name in the industry, as a reputed distributor…

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LuluCastagnette Turns 20!

LuluCastagnette turns 20!

Made famous by its casual knits and iconic bear sweater in the late nineties, LuluCastagnette is still playing to its strengths today. Originally created for young girls, the brand with the teddy bear is timeless and a real fashion success…

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