Giovanni Marcolin had an idea in 1961; gold plated eyewear. By 1967, Marcolin had opened his own factory to produce their own brand of eyewear and the following year, Marcolin began exporting to the US.
Tody, Marcolin is the #2 eyewear manufacturer in the world. The company manufactures eyewear for multiple companies, with the latest agreement in June 2019, with Adidas. Also in June 2019, Marcolin renewed their contract with Harley Davidson to continue to produce their eyewear products.
Licensed brands that the company manufactures eyewear for include: Adidas, Atelier Swarovski, Bally, Candie’s, Calvin Klein, Catherine Deneuve, Columbia, Covergirl, Diesel, DSquared2, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gant, GUESS, Harley-Davidson, Just Cavalli, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Lacoste, Marciano, Moncler, Nike Vision, Nine West, Nautica, Rampage, Roberto Cavalli, Skechers, Sportmax, Swarovski, Timberland, Tod’s, Tom Ford, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret PINK, as well as their own label.
The company outfits all of the Victoria’s Secret “Angel” models with their eyewear brand, as well as manufacturing for Victoria’s Secret brand Pink.
In 2015, the company closed all offices around the US, including the corporate office located in Scottsdale, Arizona, to consolidate all offices in Somerville, New Jersey. The move comes about 15 months after the company acquired Viva International, who had large offices located in Somerville.