Obsession: Mirror lenses from Ray-Ban

mirror lenses by Ray-Ban

When I went to San Francisco I visited a very nice optical store close by Union Square with an amazing selection of glasses. I fell in love with these from Ray-Ban, which apparently you can get with your prescription and still the exact same mirror coating(!).

SO cool! I really want this, but sadly enough I found out it’s only possible to get in the US and not in Europe (yet). Maybe it’s possible to do it directly via Ray-Ban? If anyone of you know how I can get a pair of these sunnies with my prescription, looking exactly the same, please let me know!

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Blue or orange? Both!

 

WELCOME TO: OCCHIO OPTIK, STOCKHOLM

If you’re looking for an optical store with charm in Stockholm you should give Occhio Optik a visit. A cozy optical store with great service.

OCCHIO OPTIK STOCKHOLM MOOD

OCCHIO OPTIK STOCKHOLM MOOD

They have a small boutique in MOOD, Stockholm. Here you find hand picked frames from several classic brands. The interior is very cozy and makes you feel at home very quick. It’s almost like visiting a vintage shop, but with both new as vintage products in a true classic look with great quality.

I fell in love with these amazing Linda Farrow Vintage sunnies. Violett!

Linda Farrow Vintage

Meet Prestigious Schmidt Optics, Amsterdam

One of most prestigious opticians in Amsterdam

Carrying brands such as Catier Eyewear

Here you can sit down in peace trying frames with your optician

Here you find classic monocle’s of all styles

When I visited Amsterdam I discovered the prestigious optician Schmidts Optics at Rokin 72, 1012 KW in Amsterdam. The atmosphere is classical luxurious and has been looking almost the same since the establishment in 1866. A eminent old school optician offering prominent brands and classic optical items such as a wide range of monocle’s.

At the Store… SPRMKT Amsterdam

Happy guy working at SPRMKT in round glasses.

I had a great weekend in Amsterdam! Among a lot of things, I visited an awesome concept store called SPRMKT. They have a really nice selection of clothing from brands such as Damir Domar among others. Also, they have a small but nice selection of vintage Ray-Bans in very good condition.

Picture from the store entrance:

SPRMKT Concept Store
ROZENGRACHT 191-193
1016 LZ AMSTERDAM
TEL: + 31 20 330 56 01

Shopping Tips – Berlin pt1

Photos taken by: Merituuli Saario

SOTO Concept Store
Torstrasse 72
10119 Berlin-Mitte

This is one of the best concept stores in Berlin, focused on mens wear. You find very carefully selected items and brands from all over the world. As a complement they also have a selection of sunglasses, mostly from HAN Kjobenhavn, Illesteva and Super. If in Berlin, make sure to visit this store. If not in Berlin, visit their online store (HERE).

Photos taken by: Merituuli Saario

Specs Berlin Optical Store
Alte Schönhauser Strasse 39
10119 Berlin-Mitte

Love this optical store! They carry many of my favorite brands, such as Garrett Leight, Barton Perreira, DITA, MYKITA but also the very best of the bigger brands such as Tom Ford and Ray-Ban. Simply a perfect optical selection from the whole world! Also, you always get a very nice and personal treatment.

Vasuma Sample Sale

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Tomorrow at 12:00 Vasuma open their doors for the last time before summer.

Stop by and find your pair of Vasuma Eyewear. More or less one pair of each model is available so be here early!

The Bonocle X Vasuma Keelback will be available on tBonocle’s Online Store!

Where:
@ Vasuma HQ
Trädgårdstvärgränd 2
Stockholm
When:
Friday 15/6 12:00-1800
Saturday 16/6 12:00-16:00

La Ferramenta di Bologna

 

When I was in Bologna I went to one of the coolest stores that had as many glasses as clothes or sneakers. I love the concept and the interior. It used to be an old workshop and some of the walls with all the hardware drawers are authentic. The store is called La Ferramenta di Bologna and is a sister store to the Ottica Giulietti e Guerra I wrote about a while ago.

 

They carry many of the Bolocle favorite brands such as GrazTheoOliver PeoplesMYKITA. So if you’re in Bologna be sure to visit La Ferramenta!

 

Via delle Moline, 16
40126 Bologna, Italia
051 279407

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!