The McGee Group
Fight for a Cure: Introducing the 2014 Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

The McGee Group’s annual Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Awareness collection makes a splash with five ophthalmic and four sun styles. Pink Swirls, the newest color to raise awareness for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, features a pretty collection of powerful pinks accented by aqua, citron, violet, orange and green hues. Spinning paisleys and vibrant florals create an optimistic energy, symbolizing the fight that is so close to the hearts of the McGee Group family.

The 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness collection features three Ladies optical frames perfect for any style. Tracy M. is a semi-rimless frame with a metal foil Pink Swirls pattern on the exterior temples. The two tone metal offers a pop of fuchsia paired with a cat eye shape for a fashionable look. Marcella S. is a triple laminate acetate frame with layers of black, white and pink crystal for a chic look. The rectangular eyeshape and Pink Swirls on the interior temples adds a modern flair to the collection. Finally, a classic favorite returns to support the fight against breast cancer! VB 3030 is a semi-rimless combination frame, with a rectangular eyeshape that combines the best of classic and modern fashion. The open metal endpiece and jewel décor lead to pink horn acetate paired with Pink Swirls on the interior temples.

Helen R. and Lana offer a chance for Vera Bradley’s youngest fans to join in the cause! Helen R. from the Girlfriends collection is a semi-rimless frame with a triple laminate acetate front. The metal temples feature metal foil Pink Swirls pattern, and adjustable nose pads and spring hinges offer a sure fit. From the Vera Bradley Kids collection, Lana is a combination frame with a two tone flat metal front in a rectangular eyeshape. The curved endpiece features a three-dimensional embossed floral and butterfly pattern with two-tone coloring leading to Pink Swirls acetate temples.

The retro look is here to stay, and this year’s collection features two retro-inspired round sunglasses perfect for any Vera Bradley lover! Carole Jeanne offers a rounded eyeshape with a bold vintage tortoise and Pink Swirls on the interior temples. Featuring polarized lenses, Carole Jeanne’s metal décor on the endpiece and temple offer a preppy look to finish off this glam silhouette. Mary G. offers an oversized rounded eyeshape with a triple laminate acetate front. The metal temples feature Pink Swirls metal foil and acetate temple tips for a bold look. 

Two classic sunglass styles complete the collection with a prominent display of Pink Swirls. Back for a third collection, Heidi is a medium-fit double bar aviator with a rose gold metal front and thin temples featuring Pink Swirls. The metal casted endpiece adds dimension to the frame, with smoke polarized lenses to the look. Adjustable nose pads ensure a comfortable fit for this fashionable frame taking a stand against breast cancer. Jenny Lynn offers a square eyeshape with a dark tortoise front and brown fashion gradient lenses. Featuring Pink Swirls on the exterior temples and a vertical metal bar for definition, Jenny Lynn is sure to please.

To view the entire collection, visit our website at mcgeegroup.com. For more information about the Vera Bradley® Breast Cancer Awareness collection, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com.

New Smart & Sexy Styles from the XOXO Optical Collection

With the best of the old and new, the latest XOXO Optical collection features four styles for the contemporary, fashionable woman. Charming, Enchant, Glamour and Knockout offer bold and edgy fashion for all styles with intense colors and modernized animal prints for four sexy, feminine looks.

Charming offers a bold, sophisticated look for the in-the-mix girl. For a combination of retro and modern, Charming features Japanese acetate temples and brow bar with a colored metal eyerim create a rounded eyeshape with an uplift. Spring hinges and adjustable nose pads offer a comfortable fit. Charming is available in Black and Burgundy.

Enchant is a semi-rimless metal frame with a cateye shape. The upswept eyeshape leads to temples featuring subtle animal prints in teal and black or brown and black. Enchant offers adjustable nose pads for a sure fit and is available in Brown and Turquoise.

Glamour is an acetate frame with a modern butterfly eyeshape. The amber tortoise or black over pearl acetates offer a contemporary twist on a classic look, paired with a three-dimensional double stud temple décor. Glamour is available in Black and Tortoise.

Knockout returns in a bold new color combination! This frame features an updated retro eyeshape, with contrasting color on the interior metal front paired with navy tortoise temples with flecks of gold. Knockout is available in Navy/Turquoise.

Visit our website, mcgeegroup.com, to view the entire collection. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com.

Four New Styles Join the McGee Group’s Totally Rimless Collection

Totally Rimless combines the minimalist look and feel desired by rimless wearers with a mix of shapes, colors and sizes to fit every style. Four new styles, each with a unique flair, join the Totally Rimless collection, sure to be the perfect mix of design and quality.

TR 209 offers a deep, rounded rectangle eyeshape. Thin metal temples offer a minimalist look, with spring hinges and adjustable nose pads for a comfortable fit. TR 209 is available in Black and Brown.

TR 210 features a more rounded eyeshape for a softer look. The curved endpiece offers extended headspace and adjustable nose pads offer a sure fit. The brushed Brown and Navy Titanium temples offer a light touch of wearable color.

TR 211 features a softer, oval eyeshape with brushed metal temples in Golden Brown and Lavender. The minimalist temples feature a single tear drop stone offset by engraved embellishments for a feminine touch. TR 211 is a titanium frame, with spring hinges and adjustable nose pads for a comfortable fit.

TR 212 offers an angular eyeshape with an uplift for a sophisticated silhouette. The diamond temple pattern with intricate jewelry-inspired details leads to open metal temples for light look. Metallic acetate temple tips finish the frame. TR 212 is available in Lavender and Light Gold.

For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com.

The Perfect Combination with the Latest Argyleculture Eyewear Frames

Masculine eyeshapes and on-trend colors combine for the perfect look for any man in the latest Argyleculture Eyewear collection. Paxton and Bolden offer two distinct styles mixing classic and modern elements for an exclusive look. 

Paxton features a modified round eyeshape with a keyhole bridge for a classic preppy shape. Featuring black and tortoise acetates, Paxton is perfect for the modern man. Spring hinges offer a comfortable fit. Paxton is available in Black and Tortoise.

Bolden features a classic rectangle eyeshape in a larger size for a wearable look. The extended metal temple décor leads to beveled temples which reveal hints of blue and brown acetates. Bolden is available in Black/Tort 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 Eyewear is sold by The McGee Group under the license from Argyleculture.

Bright Eyewear Perfect for Summer! The Latest Vera Bradley Ladies Collection

The old and new come together in bold new color combinations for the perfect summer eyewear collection! The newest frames from the Vera Bradley Ladies collection offer classic and trendy looks in Vera Bradley latest colors. Jasmine, Blake, Marissa and Greta offer four sunny looks for summer that are perfect for any woman who loves Vera Bradley.

A Vera Bradley classic returns in new colors! Jasmine features a modern rectangular eyeshape with a combination of solid and crystal acetates. The CNC basket weave texture on the exterior temples is offset with recessed Swarovski stones. With Clementine and Flower Shower on the interior temples, Jasmine offers a bold retro look for any fashion-forward woman.

Blake is a petite fit acetate frame with a sweet rounded eyeshape. The milky tortoise and solid black fronts lead to temples featuring the latest Vera Bradley patterns. The streamlined design offers a classic look, and spring hinges ensure a comfortable fit. Blake is available in Blue Bayou and Flower Shower.

Marissa features a rectangular flat metal front in black and burgundy for a bold statement frame. Acetate temples feature Vera Bradley’s Blue Bayou and Petal Paisley, while spring hinges and adjustable nose pads offer a comfortable fit. 

Greta is a combination frame with a deep full metal front, perfect for progressives. The metal endpiece and temple features details inspired by the Vera Bradley jewelry collection. Acetate temples feature Vera Bradley’s Clementine and Petal Paisley to finish the look, with adjustable nose pads and spring hinges for a comfortable fit.

To view the entire collection, visit our website at mcgeegroup. com. For more information about the Vera Bradley® Ladies collection, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com.

Summer Style for All with the Vera Bradley Girlfriends Collection!

The Vera Bradley Girlfriends collection offers a frame for every style, whether she prefers sport blue or pretty in pink. Farrah, Ivy and Paula offer a mix of trendy and classic eyeshapes and design details to make each girl feel extraordinary.

For a trendy teen, Farrah brings the perfect shape and color combination! Farrah offers an oversized rounded eyeshape with a flat metal front in black or dark purple for a bold look. Vera Bradley’s Clementine and Flower Shower are prominently features on the exterior temples. Farrah features spring hinges and adjustable nose pads for a comfortable fit.

Ivy is a combination frame with a rounded rectangle metal front and temples. The three dimensional endpiece highlights the two tone metal plating, combining brown with red or pink with purple for a colorful look. The acetate temples prominently feature Vera Bradley’s Clementine and Flower Shower, with complementary interior colors of peach and hot pink. Ivy features spring hinges and adjustable nose pads for a comfortable fit.

A classic look for any girl returns in new colors! Paula is a handmade acetate frame, featuring a modified cateye shape and the latest Vera Bradley colors on the exterior temples. The Flower Shower frame features tortoise over peach for a sunny burst of color, and the black front and white interior temples on the Blue Bayou frame offer the perfect color coordination. Both colors features a VB logo plaque on the temples to define the look perfect for a young fashionista.

The New Girl on the Block! Introducing XOXO Girl from the McGee Group

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Meet the new girl on the block! The XOXO Girl collection features fun and flirty looks for the hipster who loves keeping up with the latest styles. From boyfriend chic to feminine fashionista, Cheer, Crush, Insider, Rebel and Spirit offer five unique looks for the young trendsetter.

Turn up the volume with bright colors and bold details! Rebel combines both for a stylish look. The acetate frame fronts feature electric purple with an ombre touch or black over bright blue. Metal temples feature stamped animal-print décor and colorful acetate temple tips. Rebel is available in Purple/Blue and Black/Turquoise.

Cheer offers a sexy, modified cateye shape with flirty touches that include a simple metal endpiece décor and sculpted temple tips. For a burst of color, Cheer features bold multilayer acetate combinations of dark tortoise over moss green and tortoise over Tiffany blue. Cheer is the perfect high energy style for a girl on the go!

Crush highlights the color-blocking trend by laminating three acetates of solid colors and modified animal prints into a bold and colorful temple design. A combination frame, Crush offers a two tone flat metal front with contrasting metal colors. Spring hinges and adjustable nose pads ensure a comfortable fit. Crush is available in Black and Brown.

For boyfriend chic, look no further! Insider pairs a wayfarer eyeshape with a combination of colorful translucent acetates for a bold look. Available in Black/Turquoise and Tortoise/Purple, Insider is an on-trend frame perfect for any fashionista! Finishing touches include an XOXO logo plaque on the temple and spring hinges for a comfortable fit.

Spirit is a high energy look with the latest design details and bold color combinations. The rounded eyeshape leads to a milled floral design on the temples. The Purple/Green and Tort/Purple combinations offer a bright look for any fashion-forward girl.

Visit our website, mcgeegroup.com, to view the entire collection. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com.

Girl Power! New Styles Join the Vera Bradley Kids Collection

The Vera Bradley Kids collection returns with the latest styles and colors to make every young girl feel extraordinary. Ada, Misty, Petra and Skylar offer trendy and classic eyeshapes and colors for styles beyond compare, with spring hinges in every frame for a comfortable fit. Prominently featuring the latest Vera Bradley colors, these frames are sure to make her feel unique and special.

Ada offers a teacup eyeshape with a bright crystal front in hot pink or aqua. The metal temple plaque features an embossed floral design with enamel fill in a bright complementary color. Featuring Clementine and Flower Shower on the exterior temples, Ada makes a colorful statement.

Misty returns in new colors for the trendy young girl who wants a unique look to make her feel extraordinary. Misty combines a two-tone flat metal front in a retro-inspired eyeshape with colorful acetate temples. Vera Bradley’s Clementine and Flutterby feature prominently on the exterior temples, with hot pink and translucent purple on the interior temples.

Petra features a classic oval eyeshape with a flirty uplift in bright cherry red or purple. The multi-layered acetates highlight Vera Bradley’s colorful Clementine and Flutterby. The finishing touch is a hot stamped flower on the temple tip with a bright enamel fill.

Skylar is a combination frame with a colorful metal front and curved flat metal endpiece featuring colorful Swarovski stones. The soft rectangle eyeshape is a classic look, perfect for any girl. With Flower Shower and Flutterby on the exterior temples, Skylar is sure to please.

To view the entire collection, visit our website at mcgeegroup.com. For more information about the Vera Bradley® Kids collection, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or sales@mcgeegroup.com.

Alexis & Lucette: The Latest Badgley Mischka Eyewear Collection

Translating Badgley Mischka’s signature fabrics to eyewear requires the latest in design techniques. Alexis and Lucette, the latest additions to the Badgley Mischka Eyewear collection, feature custom acetates and beautiful embellishments for the modern, couture woman.

Alexis combines a larger eyesize with a soft curved endpiece and thin acetate eyerim to create an elegant look. Both the tiger horn over milky ivory and the chic black acetates create a stunning frame. The finishing touch is the art-deco inspired casted décor with recessed enamel and Swarovski baguettes leading down the temples. Alexis features spring hinges for a comfortable fit and is available in Black or Brown.

Lucette features contrasting acetates to draw attention to the frame’s beautiful details. The frame fronts feature solid black or purple crystal horn for a bold look. The milled endpiece gives the illusion of a raised eyerim for added interest. Abstract floral metal cutouts are laminated into the clear crystal temples and the temple surface features a laser etched lace detail, giving the frame a two layer feel to mimic the layers on a Badgley Mischka runway gown. Lucette is available in Black and Plum.

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.

“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 was hired in August 2013 as Sales Director of Western States. Cipriano has worked in the optical industry since 1997. His experience and knowledge of the industry make him a great addition to the McGee Group sales team.

Dave Martens has been with the McGee Group for more than two years as an outstanding sales representative in Georgia. Dave will now be working as the Southeastern States Sales Director, overseeing sales representatives across the Southeast. Having been in the optical industry from more than 12 years, Dave will be an incredible asset to a growing McGee Group sales leadership team.