An architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for colour, a musician for harmony and a philosophy for temperance, mirrored in their beautiful sunglasses collection. A brand that embodies Parisian elegance and has been hailed as 'The Couturier of Couturiers’ and ‘The Master of us all’ by fellow designer Christian Dior.
Is designed for sport and for life and has been around for over 120 years. They utilize lens to frame synchronicity to ensure you look and feel good, Bolle sunglasses is to create frames that can endure an exceptional technical performance in sporting events as well as have impeccable function, fit and style.
The trademark of sports eyewear, was founded in 1953 in Traun, Austria and named after the legendary "Carrera Panamericana" a car race that used to go all the way across Mexico. Ever since, Carrera has developed numerous pioneering products as a way of life including prescription frames, ski helmets and masks that are always at the top of the range. "Boeing Carrera" is an exclusive collection of sunglasses which were sold in the 1980`s, when Carrera collaborated with the airplane manufacturer Boeing to produce innovative, advanced eyewear. The brand is characterised by durable materials, strong design and perfect craftsmanship that is engineered to last
The brand name, was created as a combination of the first letters of its designer's name: Cari Zalloni. In the 80s he created his own style of glasses which in the meantime has come to represent extravagance and quality at the highest level. 25 years ago he gained dubious fame in the USA when two people were killed over one of his popular models. The Cazal 607 is one of those precious models since it became a steady component of the American Hip-Hop scene in the 80s. One good example: the Band Run DMC wore this model at numerous appearances and is pictured with them on various record covers. Even the book "Back in the days" written by Jamel Shabazz describes in detail the American Hip-Hop culture of that time and offers countless pictures of the Cazal 607.
A lot of celebrities still dress up with a Cazal made in "W.Germany". The inscription "Made in West Germany" is of utter importance; if you wish to make sure that you are buying and/or possess originals. Various models were reproduced and appeared on the market after the reunification of Germany. Only the "First Editions" carry the label "Made in West Germany" and remind us of Germany's division in the decades that preceded the 90's.
(1883-1976), was a renowned French fashion designer best know for his designs of women's shoes. He is best remembered for his trend setting style and innovative designs. In 1975, womenswear and sunglasses were added to the Jourdan line. Famous for his eyebrow raising, cutting edge advertising campaigns of the 1970’s, Charles Jourdan’s classic shapes, combined with unexpected detail, remain as stylish today as ever.
Having been one of the foremost brands of sunglasses in the 70s and 80’s, Dior, provides us with a generous selection of Ever-stylish and totally covetable, vintage Dior shades.
In 1986. In 1988 he created his first line of accessories including sunglasses jewellery, characterized by his inspiration from diverse cultures. Christian Lacroix is known for his ethnic and theatrical style and superbly luxurious designs.
Elegance and functionality are trademarks of all accessories of Alfred Dunhill. He combined luxury and everyday suitability in an extremely noble style. Up until today, nothing has changed in the enterprise`s philosophy. Still, there are differences in the designs of different decades. We have specialized in the Dunhill sunglasses of the 80s and offer them in mint condition. Literally, the legend of Ferrari needs no words or description. However, the fascinating success story behind Enzo Ferrari does merit some special attention.
The designer Pininfarina, who created the unique sunglasses collection for Persol, was also responsible for the exquisite Ferrari design and style, which propelled these sunglasses to luxury and status symbols among the rich, famous, and beautiful. As time passed, an empire quickly emerged in Ferrari`s hometown, Maranello. Increasingly, a vast range of luxury accessories, like the Ferrari sunglass label, were produced here.
Stands, like Bugatti, mainly for thrilling cars fabricated as luxury goods with an exclusive style and design. Accordingly, throughout the decades, Jaguar developed suitable accessories which were set to match their expensive deluxe state coaches. The results were sunglasses of unmistakable aesthetics which are rarely to be found nowadays.
Stands for a discreet design and the understatement of the 80s. That is exactly the reason why the model 101 became a classic. Consciously unobstrusive, but with the price and the quality of a noble brand, Lacoste made itself an incomparable name with their seemingly simple sunglasses back then. Nowadays, unfortunately, Lacoste hardly produces sunglasses, so that the old originals have become more valuable than ever.
He was however extremely passionate about his eyewear line and was quoted saying “Among all the various accessories, there’s no doubt the eyeglasses are the most closely related to our physiognomy and help to define and to characterise it in a decisive manner. This everyday object has high emotional potential and exists in direct harmony with our personality, our being and our individuality.”
Is probably one of the best known Italian designer labels when it comes to fashion and accessories. Founded in 1921 by master saddler Guccio Gucci in a small workshop in Florence, the famous symbol of the interconnected stirrups was first officially used in 1947. After economic difficulties in the 80’s, Gucci went on to reclaim its status as one of the most popular luxury labels in the 90’s, including their sunglasses.
First came about in the early 1980’s and was inspired by the eyewear of the U.S Police.Police is one of the only designer brands that cater specifically for men. This means that their designs are well tailored to the male facial structure and look and fit superbly. The Police designs are contemporary and dynamic. This masculine collection is sure to turn heads, ensuring you get attention for all the right reasons.
Is one of the brands which was established during the famous Optyl epoch at the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s. Optyl is a material that apparently never seems to grow old. Even after using a pair of Optyl glasses for 20 years, one can barely notice signs of continued use; and, after a short polishing, the glasses appear to be brand new. Big names belonged to the customers of the legendary Optyl manufacturers back in the Optyl Epoch: Dior, Playboy, Cobra and Carrera are only some known examples.
The Porsche Design Studio was founded in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and has since become a highly esteemed industrial and product design studio. Over the following decades, numerous and writing utensils were created and marketed worldwide under the “Porsche Design” brand. Porsche Design is now one of the leading luxury brands in eyewear. Their products stand for functional, timeless and purist design.
Was and still is known for its unusual high quality of the lenses (like Zeiss). But it was not only the incredible lenses that made Persol sunglasses a prestige object, the Meflecto patent, an invention of the year 1938, made a huge contribution to the success of the Italian enterprise. The Meflecto system made the production of adaptable hangers possible; hangers who adapt to the anatomy of the face automatically.
Persol managed the worldwide breakthrough with the indescribable sunglasses from the Ratti manufacture. It did not take long until Hollywood stars like Steve McQueen were seen with the Persol-Ratti models. Besides, Steve McQueen ("Bullit") is among the biggest Persol fans. The Persol Ratti folding model 714 and the Persol Ratti 649 also reached fame by his continued infatuation with the Persol eyewear.
The brand "Playboy" is probably recognized by everyone in a different context. But only few know that the brand with the bunny also manufactures glasses and sunglasses. Just like Dunhill, Dior and Carrera, Playboy had Wilhelm Anger produce its collection made of optyl in the 80s and 90s. He built glasses for ladies and gentlemen with the unique "Playboy-Design". But take a look at our Playboy-category and let Hugh Hefner's trendy glasses convince you.
Was founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, on commission of the United States Air Force to create sunglasses that would not only provide superb protection to the pilots, but also look elegant. Ray-Ban was responsible for creating two of the most imitated sunglass models in the world: the Aviator and the Wayfarer. The popularity of these vintage many celebrities took to wearing them, but hit a peak largely in the 1980s, following pop culture references and use by celebrities in films such as, il Padrino, snacth, fight club A-list fans include, jim Morrison, Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose, Kanye West and John Lennon.
Stands like no other brand for the glorious glasses era "Made in Austria" of the 80s. However, even at the beginning of the 70s, Silhouette reaches unforgotten fame through the Futura Series. The Futura Series appeared even then in a limited edition and, due to its intense colors and gigantic shapes, is primarily attractive for collectors and eyewear lovers. That's why the Futura is included in the catalog of the worlds most beautiful glasses.
Represents the classic mens look of „Optyl“. The inornate design of the high quality sunglasses and vintage glasses frames embodies the understatement and reliable sense of style of its owner.
In the early 70’s, high fashion brands such as, Chistian dior and Paloma Picaso were designed and manufactured by an Austrian company based in Vienna. In the late 70’s they launched their own sunglasses brand, “Vienna Line”, naming it after their city of origin. Using only the evolutionary Optyl, ultra-light memory plastic for their frames and 100% UVA/UVB protection lenses, the Vienna Line brand set the manufacturing. Vienna Line sunglasses are stylish and adorned with unique details to create a chic look.
There are other extravagant sunglasses designers, Why don’t you take a discovery, there were brands among them as: Courreges, Carolina Herrera, ellesse, Fendi, Indo, Laura Biagiotti, Lotus, Metzler, Yves Saint Lauren