CAT EYE SUNGLASSESGlamour at a glance. Flirty, elegant, playful eyewear. Cat Eye sunglasses are a classic in sun protection for women. Of course they block those harmful UV rays, and make sure that glare is never an issue, but they do it in absolute top style. Be it oversized tortoise Butterfly sunglasses or retro small black pointy shades, the Cat Eye is the essential fashion piece. They're the red lipstick of eyewear.
WHY SHOULD I OPT FOR CAT EYE SUNGLASSES?
Audrey Hepburn, Rihanna, and Marilyn Monroe can't be wrong, can they? A Cat Eye frame may have a retro heritage, but its elegant swoop is truly timeless. As accessories, these sunglasses enliven every outfit, from jeans to jodhpurs. It's not just retro women or vintage collectors who go Cat Eye. There's no sunglass shape that more flatters women's faces, thanks to the almond shape and uplift of the frame's corners. Vintage models often have delicate or embellished temples that add a finishing special touch. Oversized Cat Eye sunglasses provide extra sun protection, too.
The Cat Eye style also has a delightful history. Back in the 1930's, a designer was uninspired by the lackluster spectacles on sale for women; they were really just smaller versions of men's models. Women deserved something more beautiful she thought. So New York-based Altina Schinasi began to play around with forms, and ended up inspired by the curving shape of the masks at Venetian carnival. Her resulting design, called the 'Harlequin,' brought a new elegance to eyewear. It became an immediate hit, and its popularity held strong and stayed in fashion through the 1950s and '60s, when it was renamed the Cat Eye, as we call it to this day. Cat Eye sunglasses and the sightly wider Butterfly, have even a bit more oomph than their eyeglass versions. The combination of the feminine frame and tinted lenses provide an alluring hint of mystery. Hide your eyes behind mirrored sunglasses, or wink through retro green or brown glass with a shaded view.
WHICH BRANDS OF DESIGNER, VINTAGE, AND RETRO CAT EYE SUNGLASSES DO YOU HAVE ON OFFER?
We are pleased to offer you a well-curated select assortment of metal, acetate frames, plastic, and even celluloid models in retro and vintage, including:
- Epos Milano
- Christian Roth
- Robert La Roche
- Jean Lafont
- Oliver Goldsmith
- Diane von Fürstenberg
- Lunettes Kollektion
And many more in stock! Our Butterfly and Cat Eye models come in glorious colour - from the warm brown and amber of a tortoiseshell look, basic black, cherry red, crystal pink, and elegant gold metal sunglasses. Each item is guaranteed authentic, unworn, and also an original. Every vintage lens has been tested for glass quality and UV protection.
CAN I GET PRESCRIPTION LENSES IN MY CAT EYE FRAMES?
Yes, you can! Our skilled optical team can absolutely positively create special lenses for your fantastic vintage or retro Cat Eye sunglasses or glasses. All you'll need to do is provides us with your eye doctor's prescription and your pupillary distance, as well as any lens style preferences you may have. Once we receive this info, it's time for your new Cat Eye or Butterfly sunglasses to be made, with custom lenses placed in your frame of choice, be it metal or acetate, retro or vintage, small or oversized.
If you're in Berlin, we have some special offers for you in-store. Lunettes Selection shops and their opticians can measure your eyes and also prepare progressive lenses, should you need them. No appointment is necessary, you can come at your convenience.
Sunglasses customers may choose from:
- UV/UVB Protective Lenses in Varying Tints
- Coloured Mirrored Lenses
- Prescription Lenses, Glass
- Clear Lenses (known as Fashion Glass)
- Multifocal or Progressive Lenses (in-store only in Berlin)
The finished shades, complete with the custom lenses you've requested, will be on their way to you via delivery in just a few days. We know you'll love your new eyewear accessories.
HEY, I HAVE A QUESTION YOU HAVEN'T ANSWERED YET!
No worries! Just call us -- there's no connection fee if you are in Germany. Or instead write us via email or What'sApp. Our friendly eyewear experts love to chat with you, in English, Deutsch, or Nederlands. We can give you more product details, help you choose your ideal Cat Eyes or other glasses and sunglasses, and advise you about fit and size guide, or when to expect your delivery. Not sure which pair will suit you best? Why not try out our sampling service? Just pick out up to six of your favourite Cat Eye Sunglasses, and pop them in your shopping bag. Or mix it up by adding in other items -- perhaps an Aviator, heart-shaped shades, or oval sunglasses. Sample delivery and returns are cost-free also (in Germany only). It's easy and fun to try and play at home. Then select your favourite item and return the rest. There's no obligation to purchase if you're not satisfied with your sample selection. At anytime you may contact our in-store or optical employees with any queries that may help you make your description. They have expert experience in the topics of lenses, prescriptions, and price levels.
LUNETTES SELECTION SOUNDS GREAT! I'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE!
And we'd be happy to inform you! Our three stores in Berlin are adored by discerning consumers from all walks of creative life, from bread-making to business. Lunettes Selection has always been design magazine approved (AAD, AD) and fashion stylist beloved (Vogue, GQ). We also provide glasses and vintage sunglasses -- vintage Cateye and other eyewear styles -- to local film studios and stage productions for authentic costuming.