LAS VEGAS — With an uncertain economy, eyewear makers are holding steady with trends, broadening price points and investing in already strong and emerging markets.
At the Vision Expo West trade show, which wrapped up its three-day run at the Sands Expo and Venetian Towers here Saturday, fashion-forward and luxury sunglass firms showed off more retro-inspired frames, increased textures and patterns and more precious materials combined with toned-down logos and less bling. The trends were generally a continuation of last season rather than drastic new looks, while color, still evident in subtle incarnations, was less of a story.
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