The first Oliver Peoples boutique opened in 1987 on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Larry Leight the founding designer, has created a collection of retro-inspired sunglasses that have become a fashion obsession in his native home of Los Angeles. The collection uses the finest Italian Mazzuchelli acetate to produce beautiful colours such as cocobolo and carreto tortoise. The best quality Japanese titanium brings great strength and lightweight qualities to sunglass models such as Benedict and Kempner. The frames feature the finest crystal glass lenses and come with a vintage-inspired Oliver Peoples case and cloth.
The original collection was inspired by an auction lot that Larry Leight learned was about to go under the hammer. Following the purchase, Larry underwent an almost epiphany of creativity, so strong was the inspiration felt upon delving through the treasure trove of vintage sunglasses. These frames were marked 'Oliver People' hence the brand was born. Larry sold these frames in the original shop and such was the demand, it was only natural that he would go on to create inspired pieces himself. Larry now obsesses over each and every aspect of his sunglass collection.
As a trained optician, he takes a technical interest in the quality of sunglass lenses used and prefers the finest German UV filters manufactured by Carl Zeiss. Most of the lenses have a back surface anti reflection coating, which is important to minimize glare, and many sunglass models have a polarising lens option. Oliver Peoples sunglasses are now frequently seen on Hollywood A listers such as Robert Downey Junior, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. The Oliver Peoples sunglass collection has no visible brand logo or other indications that the wearer is a lover of the finest sun wear. Indeed, the actors and other celebrities wearing this brand never receive free or complimentary product - they wear these sunglasses because they choose to. Oliver Peoples sunglasses can be found in the finest opticians around the world, and now online at Pretavoir.
OLIVER PEOPLES PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES
Pretavoir has an optical lab attached to our offices, as well as having a fully-qualified optician on-hand to offer advice on prescriptions. We are therefore able to offer prescription lenses in our Oliver Peoples sunglasses range. We can offer various different brands of lenses to suit your preference including Kodak and Essilor; as well as anti-scratch, anti-glare, and polarisation. If you are interested in a prescription sunglasses service, we prefer to carry this out over the phone in order to ensure that you are purchasing the most suitable lenses for your needs. Please call us on +44 141 552 5065 to consult with one of our staff.
We are based in the UK, but we ship almost anywhere in the world. Shipping for any Oliver Peoples frame is free, though we also offer a premium faster service using FedEx for a small fee. You will receive a tracking number when your sunglasses are shipped. See our Shipping page for more information.
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