CHANEL is known for stealing the show on haute couture runways and for ethereal scents condensed into tiny glass bottles. The fashion powerhouse’s clothes, make up, perfumes, and accessories are known by fashionistas far and wide to be “the best.” And CHANEL sunglasses are no exception.
Just like many of its other lines, CHANEL’s eyewear collection has undergone a seasonal reinvention. The latest CHANEL sunglasses in Boston at VizioOptic includes some iconic new designs and statement invoking pieces to protect your eyes with 100% UV protection and prescription lenses, if needed, in high style this year.
The CHANNEL 4186 and 4187 models both feature thin metallic frames with some enamel, and large but not overly dark lenses, the main difference between the two models being their lens shape: the 4186 is more square than the rounder bottomed 4187. Both glasses boast inscriptions of CHANEL on the enameled temples, and come in a variety of enamel-lens color combinations, including silver metal with white enamel-light gray lens, black-light or dark gray, maroon, and violet-red; gold metal with brown enamel and lens.
The CHANEL 5187H lends a retro style to the CHANEL sunglasses collection, featuring a bold frame and vintage cat-eye shape. The 5187H comes in clear white, black, light tortoise shell accented with teal blue, and a variety of other colors, all of which include a relief floral design on the temple, as well as the famed double-C CHANEL logo.
Model 5185 is the classic sunglass style, and is a perfect lightweight pair for CHANEL sunglasses in Boston. A large lens with a thin plastic frame, the 5185 comes in several shades or tortoise shell and bone, black, and white, showing the CHANEL logo at the beginning of the temple, and with different colored accents toward the back of the temples.
Fans of modern and cutting-edge designer eyewear will love the new 2011 styles from Lindberg eyeglasses of Denmark. If the name Acetanium sounds like a mix of metallic and acetate to you, you’re right. These glasses are constructed with both acetate and titanium, and this unique fabrication brings a modern look to a style that has a definite retro feel to it.
Lindberg eyewear is popular with those who value stylish sturdiness because they combine good design with even better construction. This solid and attractive Acetanium set has distinctive round eyepieces that give them a classical look. The material making up the glasses is what brings a new and fun twist to the model, updating them and making them a very current and trendy choice. For those who typically reach for traditional glasses but would like to try a newer feel, these are a very good option. Cushioned nose pads on the inside arches of the glasses make these Lindberg eyeglass frames a smart, fashionable, and comfortable choice.
There are people who become icons for their style. There are styles that become icons for their people – and in the latter care, there are Ray Ban Wayfarers.
Tom Cruise was wearing them when he shimmied in his skivvies in Risky Business. Billy Joel donned them in concert. They were Michael Jackson’s shades of choice at the zenith of the “Thriller” era. And Don Henley made them symbols of all things hot, cool, and unapproachable in “The Boys of Summer.”
Designer sunglasses weren’t always wardrobe essentials; they were once associated with weak eyes. If any one accessory can claim credit for turning a medical must into a fashion must-have, it’s the Ray Ban Wayfarer. Eclipsing decades of ephemeral fads, this emblematic style has now been rediscovered by a new generation.
First sold in the early 1950s, the Ray Ban Wayfarer was a dramatic departure from familiar eyewear. Suddenly, plastic was in, and metal was out. Wayfarers found favor throughout the 1950s and ’60s, but never did the design see a greater resurgence than in the 1980s. Featured in pop-culture classics like The Breakfast Club and Miami Vice, Wayfarers became symbolic of what it meant to be cool, imperturbable, skating on the fringe of mainstream society.
If it’s true that imitation is the best form of flattery, Wayfarer Sunglasses enjoyed heightened appeal based on the sheer numbers of similar looks flying off the shelves. Their design spawned an influx of lookalike styles sported by luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson, and Roy Orbison.
By the 1990s, new wrap-around sunglasses threatened to unseat Wayfarers from the eyewear throne. As it happened, it was the wrap-around that was marked for extinction; by the 2000s, Wayfarers were back.
“Antique” versions are the darlings of eBay, but the original design has also given way to many fashionable descendants. Unlike their predecessors, Wayfarers now come in far more than one color and style, in keeping with the pace, tastes and preferences of a new age.
Ten years ago, it seemed that Wayfarer Sunglasses had passed their halcyon days. Today, nothing is further from the truth. Don Henley didn’t describe imitations in “The Boys of Summer.” Corey Hart didn’t wear fakes when he performed “Sunglasses at Night.” Neither song is new, but both are classics.
Ray Ban Wayfarers have always been star-makers. And like the icons they accessorize, their ageless style is anything but a has-been.
What do you get the guy who has everything? A pair of designer eyeglasses certainly doesn’t hurt! He can alternate with a pair he currently owns, or perhaps you want to give him a break from the contacts he wears every day – no matter what he does with them, you’ll be the reason he looks stylish and stunning!
For your dad:
Give him a blast to the past with Vue dc MAR eyeglasses, a great retro style that will spruce up his look. He’ll feel new again when he transforms his usual appearance with these round black frames in the fashion of Stanley Tucci. Handsome and classic, these specs are a timeless choice.
For your husband:
Your husband deserves the finer things in life, and LINDBERG Spirit Titanium 808 glasses give him the gift of innovation. The Danish brand is known for its excellence in design, winning awards every year for the famous screw-less hinge that contributes to the glasses’ flexibility and durability. This style has silver cut-out arms in titanium metal the look modern and stylish, with a subtle rimless frame that emphasizes his handsome features.
For your brother:
You’ve known him your whole lives, so your gift should be a true reflection of his personal style. These Giorgio Armani 823 eyeglasses are a great vintage-inspired look with its rounded silhouette and keyhole bridge for the guy who wants to feel as cool as Geoffrey Zakarian and as suave as Johnny Depp.
For your son:
Kids love to show off their funky style, and your son can do it every day with a pair of JF Rey Dis-non eyeglasses! The semi-rimless rectangular frame looks flattering on little faces, and the metal rim is colored in blue with orange accents. The arms look pretty cool with their laser cut chevron design along the temple.
For your friend:
We assume you hang out with some pretty stylish people, so for your male friends we’ve chosen MYKITA Haakon eyeglasses. From the MYKITA Lite collection, this frame is as simple as it gets, made with lightweight titanium and only three pieces! There are no screws involved – just the minimalist design of the oversized, aviator style silhouette.
Look out next week for the sunglasses edition of our Holiday Gift Guide!
Not sure what to get the leading ladies in your life? Whether you’re buying for your mom, wife, sister, daughter, or friend, we’ve got you covered! (Look out for a men’s gift guide coming up soon!)
For your mom:
Kamuro Lare eyeglasses have got the elegance and sophistication Mom will love, with beautiful details accenting the temples that will have her turning heads. The flattering oval lenses are encompassed in a matte rose titanium frame, with a pink and periwinkle floral design all along the temple. She’ll appreciate Lare’s beauty and chic style.
For your wife:
Let her stand out and feel beautiful with LINDBERG 7345 glasses. She’ll be glowing in the light with its golden semi-rimless design. The rectangular lenses are flattering on just about anyone and she’ll love how this style brightens up her look.
For your sister:
Be the sibling who gifts the coolest gifts and get her Face a Face Cocco 3 eyeglasses! The bright pink frame is eclipsed only by the red tortoise accents on the flared corners that give an unexpected textural look that is totally chic. Silver dots accent each side for a little delicate touch.
For your daughter:
With the same great quality you’d expect from their line of adult eyewear, these Etnia Valyria glasses for kids are bright, durable, and pretty awesome. She’ll be able to express her cool personal style with the transparent purple frame, topped with a pop of lime green for an eclectic look that’ll make her the envy of all her friends.
For your friend:
If you’re a fan of Vizio Optic, you obviously have great judgement in selecting high-quality products – and we suspect you have the same standards when it comes to friends, which is why you’ll both love MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses! This topaz frame has a beautiful flared silhouette that flatters a women’s best features and will make her feel confident and sexy.
Still stuck? Feel free to email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to find a frame that suits her personal style!
This December, we celebrate great American design with our annual Robert Marc private fitting event! On December 1, you’re invited to join us from 11AM to 4PM for an exclusive look at the full line of Robert Marc eyewear and sunwear. You don’t want to miss this rare chance to see his beautiful collections for men and women, designed with a touch of elegance and sophistication.
Getting his start in Manhattan, Mr. Marc has since expanded around the country and even has his very own shop in Boston. At Vizio Optic, however, you’ll get to enjoy a special day filled with wine, music, and fun promos! We’ll be offering $100 off your prescription purchase and every visitor will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Robert Marc frames of their choice!
Along with all the fun, you’ll be able to personally meet with a brand representative and members of the Vizio Optic team for a free consultation and help in selecting the perfect frame for you. Robert Marc glasses are mindful of the fact that even the slightest curve can make or break your look, so there is a style that will flatter and beautify every face shape out there.
Come on in and check out the full selection, including the stunning Deep Sea Waters collection that was inspired by the ocean waves and hot sand that will take you on a mental trip to a tropical vacation.
Head over to our Facebook page to keep up with the latest updates and be alerted when it’s time to RSVP for the event! We hope to see you there!
Purple designer eyewear is definitely in style, but you have to be an edgy, creative type to make it work. We’ll admit it helps when you’re talking about styles like LaFont Audace with its amazing cut-out design, but it’s not all dynamism and pizzazz in the world of purple glasses. For every vibrant royal purple eyeglass frame, there are less intense, but still striking frames in soft lavenders, rich reddish purples, and deep violets.
The thing that surprised us most about this exciting and rather daring fashion trend is that purple glasses simply cannot be pigeonholed. You’ll find purple popping up in every frame style and shape, in eyeglasses and sunglasses for men and for women, and in price ranges from the budget-friendly to the sky-high bracket. No matter who you are, there’s a pair of purple glasses that will make you look absolutely amazing.
It’s definitely a trend we love, and we’re looking forward to wearing our purple glasses well into the fall. But we’re also aware that no love affair lasts forever, so we want to know: What do you think the hottest color for eyeglasses and sunglasses will be in 2013?
CHANEL sunglasses have a unique style and are very special. They have been in fashion for decades and will continue to be for many to come. Each new season brings coveted designs that are exploited by counterfeiters who try to copy the elegant designs of genuine CHANEL products – but no “replica” has the true details that set authentic CHANEL sunglasses apart from their imitators. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself before going through with a transaction:
1. Am I getting a discount? CHANEL does not permit its authorized retailers to discount the products, so if they are advertising 20% off CHANEL sunglasses, resist temptation and run the other way! Don’t waste your hard-earned money on a fake.
2. Does this store have promotional materials from CHANEL? If you don’t see any promotional materials or posters for CHANEL products, the merchant is most likely not an authorized dealer. Only authorized retailers are able to receive these marketing items.
3. Does the frame have authentic CHANEL logos? Look for the signature CC logo (or CHANEL label) on the temple. Two interlocking Cs are correct, and if the backwards C appears to be “on top” of the other, it is fake. While many of the brand’s sunglasses have flat CC logos, ones that clearly outline the Cs will always have the correctly-facing C on top, as seen in the above photo.
4. What does it come with? Note the full packaging. Real CHANEL sunglasses come with an elegant authentic case and a certification confirming that the product is authentic.
5. Are my sunglasses flawless? Remember that quality control for genuine CHANEL products is exacting. If there are any visible flaws in the sunglasses, they aren’t genuine.
6. How does the weight compare to another brand? Real CHANEL glasses are relatively heavy for their size. Lightweight lenses are likely impostors.
7. What’s the return policy? Unscrupulous dealers selling fake CHANEL goods have either a poor return policy or none at all. Genuine retailers have nothing to hide and are very clear with their return policies.
8. Are the details uniform? True CHANEL sunglasses have one color of hardware throughout. If hinges are silver, check carefully the rest of the visible metal inside the temples of the glasses.
9 and 10. Is there anything etched into the lenses? The serial number and CHANEL logo should be laser etched on the side of the right lens. Today there are some counterfeit sunglasses that come with serial numbers etched on the lens but carefully note that there should not be a space between the first two characters of the serial number and the remaining numbers.
Online retailers may be authorized dealers, but be especially wary of difficult return policies. It as advised to call and speak to someone before purchasing to make sure you’re dealing with a genuine merchant. As it’s impossible to examine the product before buying, it’s imperative for you to seek only authorized dealers with clear return policy. Also note that authorized retailers are not allowed to sell CHANEL eyewear via their website.
Do careful research before spending a large sum on a pair of sunglasses. Authentic CHANEL designer sunglasses are built to last and worth their price but paying for CHANEL and getting a counterfeit is no bargain.
Celebrities all over the world have shown their affection for Ray Ban sunglasses over the years, many opting for the wildly famous Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses. Model 3025 is a classical pair of aviators and is one of the brand’s most iconic looks, next to the Wayfarer. You’ve seen them on famous faces for years. It’s actually quite likely that more celebrities have purchased and worn this style than any other type of sunglasses in history.
These shades have made many memorable appearances in movies and television, as well. Both male and female stars don these frames and look instantly stylish.
Here is a short list of celebrities who are known to have worn these Ray Ban sunglasses:
• Tom Cruise in Top Gun and Knight and Day
• Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days
• Bradley Cooper in The Hangover
• Zac Efron in 17 Again
• Nicolas Cage in Bangkok Dangerous
• Kevin Spacey in Casino Jack
• Hugh Jackman in Real Steel
• Will Forte in MacGruber
• David Duchovny in The Joneses
• Aaron Stanford in How I Got Lost
• Danny Glover in Shooter
• Rob Lowe in the series “Brothers and Sisters”
• Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City 2
• Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love
Musician Michael Jackson also wore the 3025 to his announcement of his last shows in London and has been wearing them many times in the past too.
Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses lenses are also available in different tints. Some are tinted light and some dark, with plenty of rim color choices as well, and each pair comes with its own case. Because of their comfort, style, and great features, these iconic shades are forever in style.
Fans of JF Rey, listen up! We have added a brand new selection of BOZ eyewear, its sister company, to our website for you to enjoy. Both brands are run by a husband and wife team, with the lovely wife in charge of creating beautiful glasses for BOZ. She is also a jewelry designer, so her eyewear is created to not only be a way to correct your vision, but to be a flattering accessory as well. Check out some of her latest styles:
BOZ News eyeglasses are a bold and unique style, with oval lenses surrounded by white rims that flare in the upper corners. The left edge of the lens is exposed, while the rim extends outward to the twisted design along the arms. The white brown-line is accented by a thin strip of purple, which also makes an appearance along the curves of the arms and in the transparent plastic ear tips.
BOZ Nenette eyeglasses are like nothing you’ve seen before. The rectangular silhouette may be a classic, but it is surrounded by glossy plastic with a black and pink pattern throughout. Its arms feature a fin-like design in both colors, capped at the ends with a matching patterned ear tip. Nenette is guaranteed to be a conversation starter among your fashionable friends.
Perhaps the most unconventional of the three is a pair of BOZ Nymplea eyeglasses. This bright pink style has a flat-metal rim that extends far beyond the outer edges of the lens, giving it a three-dimensional quality unlike anything we’ve seen from other designers. Connected to the hinge is another finned accent temple in solid pink and textured gold, capped with dark plastic along the tips.
What do you think? Are you bold enough to wear BOZ eyeglasses?