What is old is new.

What is old is new. There are several glasses in a 1920’s or 1930’s type of style. They are so beautiful and classic. Traditionally made metal frames in a slightly droopy round shape, delicate details in the metal and tortoise colored rims.

From the top: Algha Savile Row Panto, Oliver Peoples Vintage MP-2, Barton Perreira Corso (46) and Garrett Leight Winston.


Look at the amazing details!


So delicate.

SUNGLASS WEEK 2012 – Yellowish / Bottle Green

What a classic combo: Yellowish acetate frame with bottle green lenses!

Here are my favorites:

Clockwise from the top: Epos Venere, Garrett Leight Kinney, Epos Argos, Oliver Peoples Vintage O’Malley.


Barton Perreira Ribisi in Champagne/Vintage Green Lens

All sunglasses from Lunettes Shop. From the front:
Voyage Voyage & Noblesse from Lunettes Kollektion, Players 276 (Vintage)

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 Giulietti e Guerra, Bologna, Italy

When in Bologna, Italy do not miss one of the best optician’s I’ve been to:

Ottica Giulietti e Guerra
Via Clavature, 24
40124 BOLOGNA


Garrett Leight in the window.

There you can find most of the top eyewear brands worth mentioning such as Oliver Peoples, Garrett Leight, MYKITA, Theo, Harry Lary’s, Thierry Lasry, just to name a few. They have a few stores in Bologna and this is one of them. Very nice staff too!


Harry Lary’s beautiful acetate!


Thierry Lasry always had the craziest acetate!


Bob Sdrunk


The lovely Caroline Abram that makes the beautiful eyewear accessories we’ve posted about a few times about also makes fantastic glasses.