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The McGee Group Grows Its Sales Force with the Addition of New Sales Directors

The McGee Group Grows Its Sales Force with the Addition of New Sales Directors

The McGee Group is expanding its sales team with the promotion of several of its sales executives. These changes are just one part of the McGee Group’s overall strategy to increase sales with an expanded direct sales force. With more than 50 direct and independent sales representatives as of May 2014, the McGee Group is experiencing tremendous growth, now covering the ECP market across the U.S. Charles Lee “By adding Charles Lee, Joe Cipriano and Dave Martens as sales directors, we are preparing for the bright future ahead at the McGee Group,” said Bart Floyd, Vice President of Sales at the McGee Group. “With plans to introduce two new collections over the coming months, we are very excited to have a great team in place.” Charles Lee joined the McGee Group in 2006 and has been an incredible asset to the sales team, with more than 15 years of experience in the optical industry. Charles has been instrumental in overseeing the McGee Group’s various distribution channels, including many key accounts. Adding to his list of responsibilities,  Charles will manage the McGee Group’s direct sales representatives as the Central States Sales Director. Joe Cipriano Joe Cipriano was...
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Bold Color For The New Year

Bold Color For The New Year

Argyleculture by Russell Simmons offers on-trend styles for men who desire classic looks with an unpredictable edge. The newest collection from Argyleculture Eyewear offers a streamlined look with a focus on combining the most fashion-forward colors, materials and shapes. Smokey, Campbell and Martin combine modern, masculine eyeshapes with the latest design techniques for bold frames to fit the lifestyle of the Urban Graduate. Smokey features a brushed metal front in a modern rectangular eyeshape. The bevel detail on the endpiece is extended to the acetate temples so the second color is apparent, to provide a mix of brown and grey or black and red. Offering spring hinges and adjustable nose pads for a sure fit, Smokey is available in Black/Red and Gunmetal. Campbell is a full rim horn acetate frame, combining a traditional style with a bold acetate. Milled details on the top and bottom of the frame fronts show the crystal layer on both colors. A rounded eyeshape with an angular endpiece creates a classic look with a modern twist. Campbell is available in Black and Brown Martin is a semi-rimless frame with a metal front and acetate temples. A larger fit, Martin also offers a deep rectangular...
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Stand Out From The Crowd With Argyleculture

Stand Out From The Crowd With Argyleculture

Merging modern and classic design elements, Argyleculture Eyewear by Russell Simmons offers styles for all fashion-conscious men. Reinhardt and Powell combine masculine eyeshapes and bold trendsetting style to create fashionable eyewear for the modern, professional man who wants to stand out. Reinhardt is a combination frame with an integrated spring hinge for a comfortable fit. The front features a modern, round eyeshape and keyhole bridge in black horn and classic tortoise acetates. The extended endpiece allows for a smaller, fashionable eyeshape with a larger overall fit.  Brushed metal temples lead to extended temple tips featuring an argyle plaque on the end cap. Reinhardt is available in Black and Tortoise. Powell is a retro-inspired combination frame with a masculine rectangular eyeshape. Powell features a full metal front with a heavy acetate brow bar and temples. The metal accent bar and Argyleculture temple details finish the look. Spring hinges and adjustable nose pads offer a sure fit. Powell is available in Black/Tortoise and Brown. For more information, visit our website at www.mcgeegroup.com or contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com. Argyleculture...
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Eyewear For The Stylish Man About Town

Eyewear For The Stylish Man About Town

Argyleculture Eyewear by Russell Simmons captures a degree of irreverence and unpredictability through bold styling and modern design elements. Clapton and Rodgers combine updated retro and modern shapes with fashion-forward accents for a custom look. Both frames offer a larger fit story without forsaking style and offer spring hinges to ensure a comfortable fit. Clapton is a handmade acetate frame with dark Navy and Tortoise acetates. Clapton features an oversized updated retro eyeshape and metal temple décor with argyleinspired laser detailing. Clapton offers a streamlined retro look sure to make a bold fashion statement. Rodgers is a semi-rimless combination frame with a flat metal front and acetate temples. With a modern, sharper rectangular eyeshape and double bar, the front also features horizontal laser detailing on the endpiece. The temples feature translucent Black and Brown horn acetates for a strong look. For more information, visit our website at www.mcgeegroup.com or contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgreegroup.com. Argyleculture Eyewear is sold by The McGee Group under the license from Argyleculture. The McGee Group markets ophthalmic frames, sunwear,...
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Argyleculture’s “Riff” Collection

Argyleculture’s “Riff” Collection

Inspired by famous saxophone and trumpet riffs in a great jazz songs, the Riff Collection offers a modern take on retro standards, with a high bridge to create a more modern and European look and spring hinges for a comfortable fit. Hubbard and Coltrane combine modern and retro design elements in perfect harmony. Hubbard is a semi-rimless acetate frame with a modified rectangular eyeshape. Hubbard features a metal temple embellishment with an argyle inspired laser treatment and a semi-rimless metal bridge insert to streamline the frame design. Hubbard is available in Tortoise and Black. Coltrane is a combination frame with a full rim double laminate acetate front. The metal temples highlight the argyle pattern with an epoxy fill, to create a bold unique look. Available in Black and Blue, Coltrane’s oversized eyeshape brings a fashionable twist to this funky frame. Purchase the entire collection and receive an Argyleculture money clip and optical counter card. For more information, visit our website at www.mcgeegroup.com or contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgreegroup.com. Argyleculture Eyewear is sold by The McGee Group under the license from Argyleculture. The McGee...
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Kaya: The Latest from the Vera Bradley® Girlfriends Collection

Kaya: The Latest from the Vera Bradley® Girlfriends Collection

From the classroom to clarinet lessons to cheerleading practice, her fashion needs to keep up with her lifestyle. Kaya combines youthful colors with modern design elements, making this frame perfect for the busy social butterfly. With the newest Vera Bradley colors, this frame is sure to match her style and bring out her inner fashionista. Kaya is a full rim double laminate acetate frame with a modified rectangular eyeshape and laminate endpiece to highlight the contrasting crystal coloring. Vera Bradley colors are prominently displayed on the interior temples, and these beloved colors inspired the enamel filled flowers on the exterior temples. Available in two eyesizes, Kaya provides a pop of color to any teen’s wardrobe. Kaya  includes matching Vera Bradley cases. Purchase both colors and receive a Vera Bradley Zip ID case and Girlfriends counter card. To view the entire Vera Bradley Girlfriends collection, visit our website www.mcgeegroup.com. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com. The McGee Group and Vera Bradley have a common cause – ending breast cancer. The McGee Group is a generous contributor to the Vera Bradley Foundation...
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Vera Bradley® Is Fun At Heart

Vera Bradley® Is Fun At Heart

For the woman with timeless spirit and style, the “Fun At Heart” collection offers the latest in Vera Bradley colors and fashionable design. Nina, Shelby, Hazel and Sue offer spring hinges for a comfortable fit, and embellishments inspired by beloved Vera Bradley colors. Modern and classic eye shapes and color combinations ensure that these frames will fit any style. Nina is a combination frame with a modified oval eyeshape. Nina mixes a modern contemporary look with antique design elements,  featuring an etched design with inlaid enamel on the temples. A handmade acetate front and Vera Bradley colors on the interior temple tip finish the look. Nina is available in Happy Snails and Suzani. Shelby is a triple laminate acetate frame with a modified butterfly eyeshape. A petite fit frame, the temples feature recessed metal floral decor with contrasting enamel fill and the Vera Bradley colors on the interior temple. Shelby is available in Rhythm & Blues and Floral Nightingale. Hazel and Sue are combination frames with adjustable nose pads, classic eyeshapes and unique temple embellishments. Hazel is a semi-rimless frame with horn acetate temples and Vera Bradley colors on the interior...
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Boutique by Totally Rimless: The Elegance Collection

Boutique by Totally Rimless: The Elegance Collection

Classic elegance never goes out of style and the newest collection from Boutique by Totally Rimless creates a fashionable look with the latest in lightweight jewelry inspired design. The Elegance collection also features the Totally Rimless Snap-Lock Rimless technology, the preferred drill mount rimless system of many opticians, and adjustable nose pads for a sure fit. TR 180 offers a woven metal temple with jeweled embellishments for a classic look. The rounded oval eyeshape and acetate temple tips create a feminine look. TR 180 is available in Brown and Rose.   With small braided and jeweled designs on the temple, TR 181 creates a more modern look. Extended temple tips feature pearlized acetate, and a modified rectangular eyeshape makes the perfect finishing touch. TR 181 is available in Brown and Rose.   TR 182 is perfect for the woman looking for unique design and feminine colors in her eyewear. A more streamlined look, TR 182 features a cutaway oval design with bejeweled angular temples. The pearlized acetate temple tips and modified rectangular eyeshape add depth to the frame. TR 182 is available in Matte Lavender and Rouge. All frames in the Elegance collection come...
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The XOXO Play Date Collection

The XOXO Play Date Collection

Marietta, GA (January 2012) – For the smart, sexy XOXO woman, there is a time for work and a time for play. Hipster, Rock Star and Coquette bring a funky edge to modern feminine eyewear. All three frames are a petite fit for the ultimate feminine look, featuring spring hinges and the latest in jewelry-inspired embellishments. Hipster features handmade double laminate acetate in contrasting colors to make a funky fashion statement. The modified oval eyeshape is fun and fashion-forward, while the laser etching on the exterior temples brings pop to this angular frame. Hipster is available in Black White and Purple Green. Rock Star is a semi-rimless frame with a metal front and a petite oval eyeshape. Double laminate acetate temples with a pearlized interior create a unique color story. Fashion studs on the exterior temples reflect the growing fashion trend of studs on handbags, shoes and clothing, and bring a rocker edge to this classic look. Rock Star is available in Black and Plum. Coquette features fashionable contrasting acetate color combinations between the front and temples. With a flirty rectangle eyeshape and sleek temples, Coquette is a petite feminine look. Embedded rhinestone...
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The McGee Group Presents Kanawha

The McGee Group Presents Kanawha

Inspired by the beauty of the Kanawha river in West Virginia, the Orvis Kanawha collection features styles perfect for the man who respects superior quality. Sawback, Columbia and Olympic feature spring hinges for additional flexibility and comfort, as well as masculine design elements that will fit an outdoor lifestyle. Sawback is a semi-rimless frame with a rectangular eyeshape and adjustable nosepads. The frame is pure titanium and features a masculine temple pattern inspired by Orvis fishing rods. Sawback is available in Brown and Gunmetal.   Columbia is a full-rim metal acetate combination frame. The modified rectangle eyeshape and thick high bridge give the frame a modern look. The metal front contrasts with matte finished acetate temples, featuring a carbon fiber inlay. Columbia is available in Black and Brown. Olympic features a sharp, modern rectangle eyeshape with a high bridge. A modern combination frame, Olympic has a two tone acetate front, acetate temple tips and a wood grain laser finish on the outside temple. Metal accents and subtle Orvis branding complete the look. Olympic is available in Black and Brown. The Kanawha Collection  comes with an Orvis branded eyewear...
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The Newest Addition to Vera Bradley Optical Collection: Brianna

The Newest Addition to Vera Bradley Optical Collection: Brianna

Marietta, GA (November 2011) – Winter holidays are coming, which means time with family and holiday parties galore! Combining modern style and classic patterns, Brianna debuts as the perfect festive frame for the holidays. Brianna is a handmade acetate frame with a modified oval eyeshape. A signature VB metal logo on the temples and Vera Bradley patterned interior temples give this frame a fresh youthful feel. Brianna is available in Plum Petals and Watercolor. Purchase the entire collection and receive a Vera Bradley Optical counter card. For more information about the Vera Bradley® Brianna frame, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com. The McGee Group and Vera Bradley have a common cause – ending breast cancer. The McGee Group is a generous contributor to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. For more information about the Foundation, visit verabradley.org. The McGee Group markets ophthalmic frames, sunwear, reading glasses and cases to all customer groups throughout North America and many international markets including eye care professionals, distributors, large optical chains, mass merchants, and department stores. Since its inception...
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