Bonocle Visiting Lunettes Brillenagentur

Lunettes Brillenagentur, Berlin

Photos by Merituuli Saario

Last weekend I visited the Lunettes Store at Torstrasse 172 in Berlin. What a beautiful boutique! They offer a huge collection of unworn vintage frames, both sun and ophthalmic. Besides that, they also have some handpicked brands (such as Clair Goldsmith, Moscot and Garrett Leight) and even more unique: their own line “Lunettes Kollektion” containing refined vintage shapes in interesting colors.

It’s a lovely story behind the lunettes shop. It all began with Uta Geyer. Uta was working as a scenery searching for vintage revisit for a theater when she came over the huge interest for vintage frames. Later on, she found such a beautiful (and cheap!) optometrists booth at eBay that she couldn’t resist to buy. One day, when sitting in a café she saw an empty boutique hall for rental… So all of a sudden she had an optometrists booth and a empty boutique just in front of her – this was a sign for the beginning of Lunettes Brillenagentur.

Vintage sunglasses on the 1st pic, Lunettes Collection on the 2nd pic. Round shape: Jeunesse Toujours in Miele & Olive; Caty shape:  Fräuleinwunder

… More lovely pictures to come, stay tuned!

Ottica Carraro, Venice, Italy

When I was in Venice I stopped by Ottico Carraro. It’s retty close to San Marco.

They carry many brands but they also design their own frames. really classic shapes in chunky and colorful acetate – both optical and sunglasses!

Ottica Carraro
Calle della Mandola
San Marco
Venice, Italy


I just love this matte rubberized surface.