TOMMY GIRL SHADES: Women who are fans of Tommy Hilfiger soon will have their own sunglasses. Hilfiger said Friday it has signed a license with Lantis Eyewear, which has produced Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses for men since September 1997. Women’s shades will hit stores just in time for holiday shopping in November, retailing for $45 to $65.
ELLEN’S TIME: Ellen Tracy is adding watches to its product line and has inked a licensing agreement for its Linda Allard for Ellen Tracy and Company by Ellen Tracy collections. D&S Concepts LLC will design, produce and market the two lines beginning this month for holiday distribution.
Steve Grotell, a principal of D&S Concepts, said the watches will retail for $100 to $275. Manufacturing will be done in the Orient and Switzerland. The watches will be sold in D&S’s New York showroom at 11 West 25th Street.
D&S Concepts is a design studio specializing in watch development, production and marketing. Its clients have included A/X Armani Exchange, David Yurman, Angela Cummings and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ellen Tracy’s other licensed accessories are scarves by Collection XIIX, belts by Roma Industries, eyewear by Private Eyes, shoes by Intershoe and Hosiery by Ridgeview.
CHARRIOL WEDDING: Fine jewelry designer Philippe Charriol launched a collection of wedding bands at the Couture Collection & Conference trade show last week in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Charriol’s signature cable designs will be a prime focus of the line in stainless steel, yellow or white gold, with diamond embellishments. The line will be available in stores beginning in September and will retail for $350 to $3,000.