LAS VEGAS, Sept., 2014 — Fashion-conscious men and women seeking the ultimate in eyewear will have a once-in-lifetime opportunity to get their bling on when Tiger Group’s Remarketing Services Division conducts an online auction of more than 1,600 pairs of one-of-a kind exotic eyewear and other designer frames valued in excess of $1 million.
Carrying retail price tags of up to $30,000, the high-end specs were showcased at two luxury boutiques in the Bellagio casino-hotel: Bellissimo and MesmerEyes. Both shops were operated by Vegas-based eyewear specialists American Optical Services LLC, which filed for bankruptcy this year.
The select exotic sunglasses, typically worn by sports and entertainment stars and the uber-wealthy, will be offered for sale to the public and the eyewear trade on a unit-by-unit basis. The inventory includes such brands as Maybach, Bentley (Estede), IVKO USA, Chrome Hearts, Sama, and Cartier. Features include frames constructed of sterling silver and gold, and accented by diamonds, precious stones and buffalo horn temples.
Other designer brands on the block include Maui Jim, Oakley, Safilo, Oliver Peoples, Etnia Barcelona, Ottica Veneta, Dita Eyewear, Enteyesments, Marcolin, Luxottica, Palm Optical, Logo of the Americas, and De Rigo Vision. All will be sold in lots.
“This event is an unprecedented opportunity to purchase distinctive eyewear at considerable discounts and, more importantly, obtain unique, one-of-a-kind sunglasses typically relegated to exclusive venues only,” said Jeff Tanenbaum, president of Tiger Remarketing Services.
Also available will be optical and audiology equipment, as well as networking and other computer equipment, and office furnishings.
Online bidding opens September 18 at www.SoldTiger.com and will close in rapid succession, live auction style, on September 24 beginning at 10:30 a.m. (PT). Previews of the various assets being offered will be held September 19 at 8076 West Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas.
For a full catalog of the items offered and details on how to bid, go to: www.SoldTiger.com.
American Optical Services LLC and certain affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 20, 2014 in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court (case number 1:14-bk-11545).