Sunglasses marketer Gargoyles, Kent, Wash., said it will acquire Private Eyes Sunglass Corp., Norwell, Mass., the licensee for Ellen Tracy eyewear. The Ellen Tracy line offers high-fashion women's sunglasses and related products. Also included in the purchase is the Emmanuelle Khanh Paris Eyewear line. Gargoyles markets the Hobie sunglasses line and earlier this year introduced a Timberland line of outdoor lifestyle-oriented sunglasses under license from Timberland Co. McFarland, Richards & Graf, Seattle, handles Gargoyles; Ziccardi & Partners, New York, handles Private Eyes.
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