• Alpina


    <p style="text-align: center;">In 1980, the subsidiary of Uvex, <strong>Alpina</strong>, was founded in Derching, Bavaria. In 1985 Alpina Ski &amp; Surf shield eyewear was launched (later SWING), which then became the top-selling Alpina sports spectacles in the world.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">‘Some people are born to want it all. Style and function. Performance and grace. Good looks and an amazing brain. Quality and user-friendliness.’ These are in their words: ‘continuation of steady growth.’</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Alpina also created a line of luxury and high performance sunglasses M1 – M8 wich are nowadays one of the most wanted vintage models, ultra-rare and almost impossible to find.</p>
  • Boeing by Carrera

    Boeing by Carrera

    <p style="text-align: center;">The Boeing Collection by Carrera (made from gilded metal) was part of the collaboration between Boeing and Carrera to design and produce a high performance eyewear collection for pilots as well as for the fashion-conscious public. <br /> The first styles were introduced in 1986. The main purpose was for flying and the technology that fueled the sunglasses has remained relatively unchanged to this day, pairing high anti-glare lenses with extremely lightweight frames.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The designer brand was born from a performance and technology background and it has always been faithful to its values. Boeing by Carrera was the first partnership between an aviation company and an eyewear brand. <br /> The quality craftsmanship of Carrera, mixed with the superior engineering of Boeing, made for one of the most well-made and stylish aviator frames of all time. The attractive design, coupled with innovative technology, achieved great success in the marketplace. <br /> Boing sunglasses were not just worn by pilots, they were worn by the masses as an iconic fashion accessory of all times.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Very rare and hard to find nowadays we proudly present you our  Boeing Collection  by Carrera.</p>
  • Carrera


    <p style="text-align: center;">Carrera was founded in 1956 in Austria by Wilhelm Anger, as the sports-eyewear maker was inspired by the Carrera Panamericana auto race at that particular time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">In 1964, Wilhelm Anger developed and patented the ‘Optyl’ material, which is a heat-hardened plastic weighing 20% less than acetate resulting in a reduction of allergic reactions and improved fit through a memory effect that provided permanent elasticity and dimensional stability.<br />In 1974, the company was renamed Carrera International, and established a headquarters in Traun, Austria, from there on they went to partner up with automobile designer Ferdinand Alexander , to develop the sunglass collection Porsche Design by Carrera.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The brand is very popular among celebrities and they are often spotted flaunting their pair of Carrera vintage shades. Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, The Kardashians, Johnny Dep etc. etc. The brand has not only taken over the music industry but also the acting industry. Hollywood is full of celebrities that prefer Carrera as their favorite vintage sunglass brand. Gwen Stefani, Brad Pitt, Rick Ross and many more are often spotted with their Carrera eyejewels. Carrera sunglasses also have been featured in many movies, such as Al Pacino in Scarface or Sylvester Stallone in Cobra and so on.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Only and exclusively for Carrera we have created 2 sections within our vintage sunglasses collection, we offer you the first collection by Wilhelm Anger. From 1956-1996 and we offer you the newer vintage collection by Safilo that starts from 1996-2010.</p>
  • Cazal


    <p style="text-align: center;">Cazal eyewear has become synonymous with the hip-hop fashion. Many of the hip-hop’s brightest stars have rocked a pair of Cazals in their music videos, around town, and virtually anywhere else they’d go. But, the Cazal brand didn’t have a beginning one would most associate with a hip-hop attitude. Although the space-age design and thick rims have now become hip-hop mainstays, Cazal’s beginnings is generally really different.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Cazal was created in 1979 by Austrian eyewear designer, Carl Zalloni. He took the first syllables from his first and last name and combined them to create his eyewear company CAZAL. His first sunglasses were distributed through a West German company. Any way you slice it, Carl Zalloni was at a fair distance away from Run-D.M.C.’s stopping grounds in Queens, New York. The iconic vintage Targa Designs were one of the first pairs released by Cazal.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The success of the CAZAL brand was largely built on innovation. Zalloni knew that consumers want something extra with their sunglasses. They didn’t want basic protection from the sun anymor, they wanted a statement. There’s nothing more impactful than a unique set of vintage shades that will make all those around you gleen in amazement.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Nowadays they have become of cultural importance, and they also provide ample protection from the sun and long-lasting durability. If you want to complete your futuristic and ultra-cool wardrobe, then you have to have a pair of vintage Cazals. From its outset, the eyewear maker has been on the brake of innovation and some of America’s most prominent stars have taken notice. CAZAL eyewear is still worn by some of the greats today, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Kanye West etc.</p>
  • Christian Dior

    Christian Dior

    <p style="text-align: center;">Christian Dior has played a huge part in sunglasses history and development. With iconic stlyles, as well as ready-to-wear eyewear, since the early days of Fashion Eyewear it has left it's mark! Some of the coolest vintage Christian Dior sunglasses are a perfect match between past inspirations and futuristic suggestions, the Dior vintage eyewear collection fascinates with sophisticated architectural lines and glamorous flair.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Freedom is the motto, celebrating the perfect melt between contemporary design and a feminine spirit.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The collaboration between Dior and Carrera dates back to 1969. Since that year, Christian Dior glasses were made by the American firm Tura and the style were inspired by old fashion-jewelry. Dior brand wanted to change its own image and was looking for an innovative product of high quality.<br />Refined style expresses the creativity of the Maison also through more traditional creations featuring a modern reinterpretation of the heritage signatures codes, such as the cannage &amp; the oval details.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">High quality manufacturing techniques combine with Dior’s creative spirit to celebrate the Maison's elegance and savoir-faire, for a powerful stylistic statement.</p>
  • Dunhill


    <p style="text-align: center;">Alfred Dunhill Limited (known and stylised as Dunhill) is a British luxury goods brand, specialising in ready-to-wear, custom and bespoke menswear, leather goods, and accessories.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The business was developed by Alfred Dunhill after he inherited his father's saddlery business on London's Euston Road at the age of 21 in 1893. Alfred Dunhill, responding to the growing demand for automobiles at this time, developed a line of accessories called "Dunhill's Motorities".</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Within a few years, the business moved towards the luxury market with the opening of two Dunhill Motorities stores in Mayfair. By this time, Dunhill's had become known not only for motoring accessories but also for motoring attire.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">By the late 1970s, Alfred Dunhill was offering a range of 3,500 luxury products in more than 20 stores round the world. The brand had expanded into offering a full range of men's ready to wear clothing. The production of sunglasses began when Wilhelm Anger, owner of the Austrian company Carrera and inventor of the Optyl material obtains the license for the Alfred Dunhill brand. From the collaboration with the famous Austrian eyewear manufacturer, the eyewear collection Alfred Dunhill was born, ranging from the 1970s to the1990s,he brought this expression of luxury, craftsmanship and innovation, a must have to show off on every occasion! The vintage sunglasses, made in Austria, are functional and elegant and made with the use of the best materials; the frames, with minimal design and clean lines, are designed to reflect the distinctive traits of the brand, giving it refined and elegant shapes.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">In the 1990s, Alfred Dunhill's store on Jermyn Street was renovated to evoke the atmosphere of a private club, complete with a marble-floored humidor and a barber's shop.</p>
  • Porsche Design by Carrera

    Porsche Design by Carrera

    <p style="text-align: center;">Carrera entered the non-sports consumer market after 3 years of development when they introduced the first pair of Porsche Design by Carrera sunglasses in 1979. Carrera Porsche Design sunglasses were a completely unique, different, and revolutionary line of sunglasses. They evidenced the best of Austrian and German innovation, creating the first consumer sunglasses that offered interchangeable lenses of different colors. In addition, Carrera designed and manufactured incredible folding sunglasses with multiple hinge points that allowed it to fold into a space no larger than a single lens. Carrera Porsche Design lenses were surprisingly light yet offered excellent visual acuity and 100% UV protection for the eyes. Most Carrera sunglasses with interchangeable lens come with a hard black case shaped to suit the frames precisely, and the top has a velcrow closure that holds a felt pouch which stores the spare lenses.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">While Carrera still makes sunglasses today, they like many designers have allowed their logo to take prominence in the design - This trend we do not adhere  at Genuine Vintage  Sunglasses and we don’t mind to admit it! We like vintage Carrera sunglasses from the late 1970s - 1990s, a period which was characterized by the Porsche Design 5621 and slightly smaller 5623 models. These featured interchangeable lenses which most commonly included a subtly photochromatic brown lens and a smokey gray lens that grew darker in sunlight. Variations of these colors are also avidly sought by collectors and fashion afficianados.</p>
  • Designer Brands

    Designer Brands

    <p style="text-align: center;">Vintage sunglasses are a unique accessory, although they are a highly functional and a necessary part of everyone’s wardrobe, they still somehow manage to create an air of rebellion. Not only do shades protect one’s eyes from the harsh glare of the sun, they have also the added bonus of the ability to make just about anyone look cool.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">In fact, sun protection was not the initial reason for the invention of tinted glasses. Rather, it was their ability to exude an air of “cool” or “though” initially, not in a rebellious sense.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">You probably have a sentimental attachment to your favorite pair of shades. They are essential for long road trips, bikeathons, and family vacations at the beach. Plus, they make you look cooler, even if you’re a total dweeb. Pretty much everyone loves a good pair of sunglasses, making them excellent giveaways at a variety of events.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Nowadays more and more people are spending part of their disposable income on designer vintage sunglasses. The latest global eyewear industry forecast suggests continuous growth for the segment in the $102 billion industry, with demand largely driven by the sunglasses’s “fashion quotient.“<br />What turns Snoopy into Joe Cool? A pair of vintage sunglasses. Some wear them to be cool, others to save their eyes, but sunglasses have become a culture of their own.</p>