The Jones Group has signed a deal with Marchon Eyewear to be the exclusive creator, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of Nine West brand ophthalmic eyewear frames and prescription-ready sunglasses worldwide. The products of the new collaboration will first hit upscale optical chains, optical specialty retailers and individual eye care professional starting in January 2012, when the deal takes effect. The new collection will include more than 20 optical styles and 12 sun styles. The agreement replaces Jones Group's licensing deal with Safilo Group, which runs out at the end of this year.