Unique Frames

Unique Frames

When we opened in 1998, our philosophy was to feature independent handmade lines that create high-quality frames in unique shapes and fun colors. Nothing has changed over the years, except the styles and colors. Our limited-production frames are handmade in Europe, Japan, & North America...with new styles released twice a year.

All of our frames are designed by small, independent eyewear companies, most family-owned. The designers have worked in optical shops for years, and know how to create wearable, fabulous eyewear out of beautiful, high-quality materials. As a result, the styles are timeless, different, and unique…as well as durable and comfortable. How nice.

Four eyes are better than two.

Simply Spectacular Eyewear lines

  • Anni Shades

    Anni Shades is committed to creating one-of-a-kind wooden eyewear. ALL of the production is done in Alliance, Ohio, USA!  Each pair of wooden frames is created out of legally-sourced exotic woods...and all of our frames are made-to-order! The wood can be stained or left natural, for the true, unique, and natural beauty of the wood to shine through in each pair. No two shades are exactly the same, and we wouldn't want it any other way!

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  • Francis Klein sunwear

    Francis Klein frames are designed and sold by the Klein family in Paris. Handmade in France, with feminine cat-eye shapes that are 50’s inspired. They are all made to order and are available wide-range of custom colors that are hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals. These frames are loved by anyone who wants sparkle!

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  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Oliver Goldsmith has been a family-run business for over 80 years. Originally, dress designers approached Goldsmith to create frames to complement their collections. Grace Kelly, Michael Caine, Peter Sellers, Nina Simone and Audrey Hepburn made OG synonymous with stars and style. The rest is history.

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  • Mykita sunglasses

    Since 2003, Mykita has been designing and handcrafting its stainless steel and plastic frames in-house in Berlin. The frames are avant-garde, perfectly crafted, individual and unmistakable due to their patented screwless hinge concept and clean designs. Each year, Mykita creates limited-edition sunglasses with well-known artists and designers at the helm.  

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  • Theo by Tim Van Steenbergen

    theo by Tim Van Steenbergen is a unique line of sunglasses. Tim Van Steenbergen and his grandfather, architect René Van Steenbergen, were very close. Tim took this artistic legacy as inspiration for a new collection of sunglasses. The influence of the modernist buildings of his grandfather's generation is pronounced in these glasses. Each model is available in 8 asymmetrical color combinations. The result is nothing short of breath-taking!

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  • Super

    Created by the people at an Italian music and fashion magazine, Super Sunglasses are an Italian brand that features handmade shades with the use of German Zeiss lenses for maximum protection against the harmful UV rays from the sun. They offer a classic-styled frame in a variety of different colors to suit your taste…at a reasonable price.

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  • Anne et Valentin sunglasses

    This small company based out of Toulouse, France made their mark back in 1994 when they began design and production of bi-colored acetate frames. Anne et Valentin continues to introduce unique shapes and colors for their shops in France and for specialty boutiques around the world. We are the only retailer in the U.S. to carry every style in their fabulous collection.

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  • Rigards

    With a name adapted from the French word “regard” (look, glance), RIGARDS is on a mission to rediscover the hidden treasures of horn frames and to share them with eyewear aficionados through small numbered editions.The emphasis is on handmade craftsmanship applied to simple products using honest materials. Every pair of frames is handcrafted with tremendous attention using time-honored methods of production and hand-finished with signature surface treatments, combining virtues of the past with modern sensibility.

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  • Anne et Valentin

    Anne et Valentin is a small company based out of Toulouse, France. They made their mark back in 1994 when they began design and production of bi-colored acetate frames. They continue to introduce unique shapes and colors for their shops in France and for specialty boutiques around the world. We are the only retailer in the U.S. to carry every style in their fabulous collection.

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  • Theo

    In 1989, Theo introduced its ground-breaking collection in Belgium to offer their clients glasses that were definitely not mainstream. Now, Theos appeal to a wider audience, but they still have a soft spot for the individualist. The Eyewitness collection is an asymmetrical line within Theo that was introduced in 1995 for these individualists.

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  • Francis Klein

    Francis Klein frames are designed and sold by the Klein family in Paris. They are handmade in France, with feminine cat-eye shapes that are 50’s inspired. They are all made-to-order and are available wide-range of custom colors that are hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals. These frames are loved by anyone who wants sparkle!

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  • Rapp

    Rapp designs and manufactures limited collections of hand-finished eyeglasses which are sold to a small number of hand-picked optical shops throughout the world, as well as in their own store. The frames are produced in limited runs of 20 to 30 kits. Once the collection sells out, it is never repeated.

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  • Niloca

    Niloca frames are designed in Australia, made in France, and are unsuitable for ubiquitous consumption. Niloca has a heart or rather 4. Niloca is a family operation, quite often based at the kitchen table. There are no aspirations to appease hipsters or mass market saturation, just the supply of interesting eyewear to select independent optical purveyors for the delight of eyewear individualists everywhere.

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  • Mykita

    Since 2003, Mykita has been designing and handcrafting its stainless steel and plastic frames in-house in Berlin. The frames are avant-garde, perfectly crafted, individual and unmistakable due to their patented screwless hinge concept and clean designs. Their stainless steel frames and sunglasses are cut from a single sheet of material, making the frames extremely durable and ultra-light.

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  • RES/REI

    RES/REI frames are handmade in Italy with love. They focus on the little details that, at the end of the day, make the difference between 'the good' and 'the exceptional'. RES/REI is all about individuality, durability, and research for perfection. The company is based in Italy and only works with Italian suppliers & manufacturers for three reasons: quality, sustainability & heritage.

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  • Gentle Monster

    Gentle Monster's business model is built around the motto of “INNOVATIVE EXPERIMENT.” These frames take on attributes of the classics, but with an update. Incorporating interchangeable face-plates and clip-on sunglasses, Gentle Monster is constantly collaborating and designing new styles that are fashionable, functional and affordable! This line is very popular in South Korea where they are designed, but we are the only store the United States with this fabulous line!!

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  • Piero Massaro

    Piero Massaro's collections tell us of his passion for the craftsmanship, creating and spreading the love for handmade things, according to the rules of the past. His search for singularity and his care of the "unique" are among the reasons why the realization of his eyeglasses is carried out by micro-specialized laboratories, the holders of those invaluable and productive skills typical of the traditional Italian eyewear sector.

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  • 2.5/Swissflex/Kawasaki by Italee

    2.5’s and Swissflex were designed to be lightweight, and extremely customizable. The designs are rimless and semi-rimless and are available in hundreds of color combinations and shapes. Surprising, they are also very durable and fit both for kids and adults. Kawasaki’s are made of 100% titanium. They have a patented tension mounting that holds the lenses tightly into the frames. The options for shapes and sizes are endless, since each pair is made-to-order for every customer.

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  • Lafont pour les enfant

    80 years ago, Louis Lafont opened his optical shop in France. In 1972, Philippe and Laurence Lafont created the line of Lafont glasses. The goal was to create a timeless line that lived up to the family’s history of quality eyewear and the Parisian standard of high fashion. Lafont frames are easy-to-wear shapes in beautiful colors, for kids and adults!

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  • Etnia Kids

    Etnia Barcelona is the independent brand of eyewear whose collection focuses on color, design, comfort, value and quality. What differentiates Etnia from the competitors are its custom made acetate colors and textures.

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  • Julbo sunwear

    For 120 years, Julbo has been at the forefront of optical and action sports equipment for the mainstream athlete. Recently, Julbo developed a line of affordable, durable, 100-percent UV protective sunglasses for children too! Julbo applies the same technology and innovation to its children’s line that it uses to make eyewear for mountain climbers and sailors.

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  • Caroline Abram

    Caroline Abram started as an optician in a family business where she quickly discovered her passion for design. Raised in Senegal, her inspiration comes from her diverse origins: Caribbean, Indian, French, and Polish. In 2008, Ms. Abram decided to take the plunge into designing eyewear to go along with her eyewear accessories line. We fell in love & so did the judges at the Paris trade show...where she won her 2nd SILMO D'OR award for this new collection: Caroline Abram.

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  • Thierry Lasry

    Launched in late 2006, Thierry Lasry is based on the concept of futuristic vintage. Thierry gets his inspirations from vintage designs and materials but incorporates an updated modern and avant-garde touch. Entirely handmade in France with the best craftsmanship techniques and traditional know-how, creativity and quality serve as the trademark of the brand.

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  • Randolph Engineering

    Randolph Engineering was founded in 1972 by two Polish immigrants, Jan & Stanley, in Randolph, MA. In the late 1970’s Randolph Engineering started manufacturing Mil-Spec Aviator sunglasses for the US Air Force & won the government bid to become the prime contractor in 1982. Today, Randolph remains an iconic brand with genuine, well-made products and a strong American heritage. Tried & true manufacturing methods are maintained using the machinery and tooling created by the founders.

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  • Kaenon

    Offering high performance sunglasses, Kaenon Polarized brings crystal clear views and maximum protection from the elements to elite athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. Each polarized sunglass by Kaenon is designed in California and hand crafted in Italy. With its patented SR-91® polarized lens technology, Kaenon offers the most premium optics available in sunglasses.

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  • Maui Jim

    Created on the Hawaiian Islands to make the colors shine, Maui Jim sunglasses feature patented PolarizedPlus®2 lens technology for brilliant color so every detail is crisper and cleaner and without glare or harmful UV. Slip on a pair and see the difference!

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