If there’s one thing we’re not lacking when it comes to designer eyewear brands, it’s having sufficient options to choose from. Anyone who has been wearing glasses for a long time and is familiar with the eyewear industry knows this is true. However, while there are hundreds of brands to choose from, there are still some notable brands that manage to fly under the radar.
Like with many other things, the world of entertainment has a way of capturing our attention with emerging styles and trends worn by stars in Hollywood. Whether it’s for work, style or they’ve been prescribed for better vision, you can frequently catch some of the most well-known actors and actresses wearing beautiful eyewear. Take it from every James Bond movie. The eyewear they choose foreshadows and compliments the personality of the characters wearing them. Christopher Walken wore the classic Cartier Vendome Santos sunglasses in A View to Kill. Jonathan Pryce wore a sophisticated round Lindberg Air Titanium frame — the list goes on.
Something you should know, these brands are available to everyone, not just our favorite actors. We want to make sure you’re well-informed so that the next time you stop by Brill Eye Center for a new pair of frames, you’ll know all about these brands to consider for your next pair!
Here are 7 of the best eyewear brands you may have never heard of:
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I like these frames, but I wish I could change just one
thing,” then Lindberg is the brand for you. These Danish frames are bespoke, meaning they are customizable and made to order. Lindberg gives you full control of the design and material selection in regards to colors, size, shape, length, height, and width. Each frame is handmade in Denmark with your name laser engraved on it and assigned a serial number to say they were made just for you.
Lindberg is known for its simple, refined and contemporary design. They take batches of the finest materials and turn them into long-lasting works of art. Lindberg frames are a testament to elegance and simplicity, with the quality you can feel in the lightweight of their finished products.
When you choose Lindberg, you choose frames marked by precision and craftsmanship, giving you a look and feel you can’t get enough of. They’re what we like to call… timeless.
This French luxury brand is most famous for watches and jewelry. They were the ones who popularized the wristwatch over the traditional and inconvenient pocket watch. Cartier also has an extensive eyewear collection that people have grown to love. Each product piece takes over 500 hours to produce, resulting in a frame crafted with excellence.
For those looking to spice things up with luxury eyewear, Cartier is the brand to consider. Their frames are dynamic in design and tailored to suit even the most unique styles. And no – you don’t have to play James Bond to pull the look off. Although, that would make for a cool story.
A few of the fine materials they use for their frames include:
- Rose gold
- White gold
Each frame that Cartier designs is produced in limited quantities, making their products exclusive and highly sought-after.
There are only a few places to find Cartier jewelry or eyewear in the Midwest, and Brill Eye Center has been one of them for the last 22 years. If you’re looking to make a statement with luxury frames – Cartier happens to be our signature line. Find your look at Brill Eye Center today.
3. VINYL FACTORY
“Vintage eyewear inspired about musical legends.”
There’s something about the history of musical legends that can leave one awestruck and inspired to do something great. For Vinyl Factory, the creators chose to pour their inspiration into creating legendary eyewear. If you’re a fan of Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley — you’re going to love these!
Every piece of eyewear is thoughtfully crafted with a musical undertone, for a bold feel with a vintage flair. Subtle details, like guitar-shaped temple tips, inspired by the Fender of Jimi Hendrix, bring out the rock n’ roll of the frames.
Things you should know about Vinyl Factory:
- Designed in England
- Details reflect the decade of music
- Structurally sound
- Durable plastic acetate
- Stainless steel and titanium metals
For timeless frames that bring out a little bit of your bold and “rock n‘ roll” side, shop Vinyl Factory Eyewear at Brill Eye Center.
This unique brand has cornered the market on affordable, quality eyewear. Based in Spain, Mo’s colorful frames are quirky, trendy, and above all — they feature superior quality and design at a reasonable price. In each uniquely crafted frame, you can see small details that resemble the bold and colorful Spanish culture. They pride themselves in exclusiveness, versatility and originality.
This is the perfect brand to find a new, bolder or subtle way to express yourself. No matter what style you’re going for, you get to choose what look you want to run with. Mo proves that brands don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. Instead, they offer the best of both worlds.
Founded in 2005, Dutz Eyewear is a Dutch brand producing beautifully colored frames that provide just enough flare to compliment you and your style. This eyewear collection features eccentric and colorful designs made in the Netherlands that are essential in accessorizing your daily wardrobe with a pop of vibrancy. Many of the frames give a distinct pop-art vibe with dynamic, contrasting colors. With that being said, they certainly aren’t for the faint of heart.
These frames are quirky, yet approachable and have proven to be suitable for men, women and children. For materials, they use a German stainless steel, Mazzuchelli acetate from Italy and a Swiss lacquer, making their frames chip and scratch resistant.
Dutz is the go-to eyewear brand for those who aren’t afraid to add a little zest to their look. Keep your eye on Dutz, and know that all eyes will be on you. Shop the style at Brill Eye Center here.
It’s no secret that the use of 3D printers is already prevalent in fashion, cars, airplanes and space. Now, it’s made a recent breakthrough in the eyewear industry thanks to Monoqool’s 3D printing technology — an innovative eyewear solution.
Imagine the precision and detail that goes into designing, programming, printing and then wearing a product. That’s the experience you get with Monoqool. The eyewear is made from polyamide, which is lightweight and achieves stunning matte finish colors.
Every frame is intricately designed to provide you with frames that are rich in color, light and comfortable for everyday use. Monoqool strives for simplicity by removing all unnecessary elements from eyewear to create a simplistic masterpiece of eyewear every time.
- 3D printed
- Made in Denmark
- Lightweight & thin
- No screws
- Titanium temples
- Bold matte finish colors
Learn more about the story of Monoqool’s 3D printed eyewear.
7. LUCAS DE STAEL
Lucas de Stael is a Parisian eyewear brand with a natural design for comfort and simplicity. The eyewear brand is known for its use of exotic frame materials like cow’s leather and granite. An eclectic group of artists, designers and jewelers brought this vision for luxurious, handcrafted eyewear to life in an old printing factory off the streets of Paris in 2012. Thanks to these artisans, we now have a luxury eyewear brand like none other.
Lucas de Stael set out to defy the norms of traditional frames and give people a chance to experience eyewear in a new, natural and pure way. Their use of simple, high-quality materials combines together to create a look of elegance and minimalism. The structure of every frame is made with stainless steel and covered in a fine layer of titanium for a strong and simple touch.
The materials that set Lucas de Stael apart:
- Genuine Cow & Goat Leather
- Petrus Stone
- Nemus Wood
- Nemus Cork
This natural take on innovative eyewear makes up part of Brill Eye Center’s collection of designer frames. Learn more about the brand!