CAREFULLY CURATED EYEWEAR FROM PREMIUM INDEPENDENT BRANDS
Most descriptions of Garrett start by stating that he's the son of Larry Leight, the founder of Oliver Peoples. But you know what? He can stand on his own now. I'm guessing that there are a number of people describing Larry as Garrett's father. Either way, producing eyewear is clearly in his blood.
Offering fresh optical frames and exciting sunglasses, his collection keeps getting better and Garrett's is now our core offering.
Quirky, unique, memorable, colourful, fun. And very exclusive - only available in carefully selected eyewear retailers. I’ve been proudly selling their frames since my Soho days in the late 80s. Wearers have to get used to being stopped in the street and accept compliments on their glasses.
Made and designed in Belgium (like some of the world’s best footballers, e.g. Mousa Dembele, Verts and Toby...)
In the 1980s, Oliver Peoples were a breath of fresh air and I had a great relationship with them, as the first UK optician to stock their product when I was in Soho. In Primrose Hill, I became their number one UK retail outlet in terms of sales for many years.
Unfortunately, they were bought by Luxottica, the giants of the optical industry, so we've stopped supplying them, but Bill Barton (ex-CEO) and Patty Perreira (ex-chief designer) recognised the likely direction that Luxottica would take them and started their own company producing high-quality luxury eyewear in the spirit of Oliver Peoples when it first started.
Handmade in France, Anne et Valentin’s frames are bold and striking, usually with a subtle twist to make them more interesting than standard glasses. We’ve been stocking them for many years and wearers of their frames invariably report back how pleased they are with them - from receiving compliments from strangers and the attention to detail which contributes to their comfort.
Premier-quality, limited edition, luxury eyewear brand made from finest quality acetates and precious metals. Designed in Hollywood and made in Japan, they need to be tried on to be fully appreciated. Complete with certificate and leather case.
Part sculpture, part eyewear, these wouldn’t be out of place in an art gallery. Nonconformist avant-garde objets d’art.
"They are, in effect, cubic rooms (kuboraum in German) always with us - where we can be comfortable with ourselves and the world around us, and feel free to emphasise our personalities”. So says Kuboraum's anthropologist and marketing director.
Original US eyewear from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Brands such as American Optical and Bausch & Lomb. Either brand spanking new or lovingly restored by a somewhat obsessed crew from Los Angeles. The acetate models are from the early days of American frame production, introduced to be more visible on the new-fangled invention of television.
The earlier models are made from white and yellow gold with a monel core. They were made by artisan jewellers in the US in the 1930s and 1940s.
The first brand that I've bought with a logo on the side. And even though I'm not a fan of that, Celine have done it very discreetly and their sunglasses are really wonderful. I've been pleasantly surprised at how well they've been received..