- Fashion and Beauty»
- Eye Care
Tommy Hilfiger Glasses
Tommy Hilfiger has become synonymous with a wide range of clothing and accessories line that carries the distinctive red, white and blue flag logo. The man behind the name grew up in Elmira, New York. Rather than pursuing a college education, Tommy Hilfiger started retailing jeans and bell bottom pants that he bought in New York City and which he customized and later on sold locally at Brown’s, one of Elmira’s local stores. Eventually, he opened The People’s Place in downtown Elmira which was frequented by teens who watched contests and live DJs. Unfortunately, the shop closed after seven years when people frequented the new Arnot Mall in Horseheads, New York which was just a few miles away.
He moved to New York City and was offered the position of assistant designer by Calvin Klein and Perry Elis but turned them down even if he was broke. Instead, he opened the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1984 with the support of The Murjani Group, an Indian company that was responsible for developing well-known international designer brands. The company was listed in the New York Stock Exchange in 1992 and introduced his well-known menswear collection. Tommy Hilfiger was awarded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as Menswear Designer of the Year in 1997. Revenues generated by the company were in excess of $1.8 billion in 2004 and it employed 5,400.
The popularity of this brand peaked in the late 1990s to early 2000s but because of decline in sales revenues, Tommy Hilfiger sold the company for $1.6 billion or $16.80 to Apax Partners, a private equity investment group in 2006. It was later on bought by Phillips-Van Heusen, the owner of Calvin Klein in 2010 for $3 billion.
Tommy Hilfiger’s clothing product line includes premium luxury Hilfiger Denim, denim-themed Red Label, Tommy Hilfiger that is currently sold in stores and upscale H by Tommy Hilfiger which ended when the company was sold. The fragrance line includes Tommy Girl fragrance for women, Tommy Hilfiger True Star with spokeswoman Beyonce Knowles, True Star Men with spokesman Enrique Iglesias, Tommy Hilfiger Dreaming with Swedish Mona Johannesson as its face and Tommy Hilfiger Freedom. Its Tommy Hilfiger for the Home is their line of bath and bedding products.
Another major line is their Tommy Hilfiger glasses which includes sunglasses and eyeglasses. It is designed with classic lines that have been updated while more modern shapes have been introduced to the line. The Tommy Hilfiger glasses can be custom fitted with prescription lenses at optical stores. The Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses have lenses that are scratch proof and impact resistant with 100% ultraviolet protection. They are suitable for both men and women wearers of all ages. Tommy Hilfiger glasses come in a varied array of styles and colors which are laidback but very sleek. They can also be an interesting accessory that will match your outfits.
Just this month, Tommy Hilfiger introduced its new line of Tommy Hilfiger glasses with both sunglasses and prescription frames designed by the chic European design house Stafilo Group. The sunglasses will have both metal and titanium frames. There will be 15 new styles for the prescription frames. The new line will be coming out of the New York flagship store on September 12, 2010 in time for Tommy Hilfiger’s 25th anniversary.