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SNEAK PEEK: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen Add Sunglasses to Elizabeth and James

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With their first sunglass collection for The Row fresh on department store shelves this spring, designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are planning to get even “shadier” come November. The fashion-designing duo have entered an exclusive licensing agreement with Hong Kong manufacturer Absolute Black to launch a sunglass collection for their contemporary brand, Elizabeth and James, starting with a small capsule line for resort 2010. The first assortment will feature two sunglass styles: The “Fairfax,” an elegant cat eye style; and the “Hudson,” a sleek, modern aviator. Both will be priced at $185 and available at high-end global retailers this fall. And to celebrate Elizabeth and James’ first foray into shades, two limited-edition styles, which feature 24K gold mirror lenses encased in collectible boxes, will be available in select retailers in the U.S., Canada, London and Hong Kong for $425. Come spring 2011, Elizabeth and James will roll out a full range of sunglass and eyewear styles with prices ranging from $155-$265. Tell us: Will you buy Mary-Kate and Ashley’s Elizabeth and James shades?–Andrea DeSimone

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