Eyewear Brands

Why Independent Eyewear?

At Pupila, we are proud to offer carefully curated, unique and fashion forward labels from across the globe. Designer brands and logos have their time and place, and once reigned supreme in eyewear—but the tides are changing. It’s time for the independent players to take center stage and show what they have to offer. Many customers are missing out on beautifully crafted frames from heritage brands whose sole focus is eyewear. Original styles, innovative technology and intricate designs are these brands’ top priority. trends come and go, and therefore quality should be their top priority when purchasing frames. Many independent eyewear brands create tried and true styles that stand the test of time because their craftsmanship has been perfected over the years.

Realistically, independent eyewear comes in a wide range of prices making it a viable option for everyone. From luxurious boutique frames to well-crafted styles at affordable price points, this is a substantial category ideal for every budget.

Independent eyewear frames are a great option for customers looking for something “different.” You can own glasses that not many others will be wearing—allowing them to stand out from the crowd with an original and unique frame.

Also, when you buy independent eyewear, your purchase supports independent labels instead of publicly traded companies.

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Alan J

Alan J

Handcrafted in USA, Designed in USA

USA

When the late Alan J. Shapiro started his own eyewear company out of a garage in the 70s, he didn’t have a lot of resources but he had plenty of grit, a contagious energy, and the determination to do things his own way. He valued honesty more than status and people more than profits. By focusing on quality you can feel, frames you can wear with confidence, and a company you can feel good about supporting, the Alan J. collection pays tribute to the man who inspired it all.

Alan J’s Website

Blake Kuwahara

Blake Kuwahara

Handcrafted in Japan, Designed in America

In 2014 Blake Kuwahara introduced his very exclusive collection to the world of eyewear. An optometrist and a true artist, Blake has reinvented the approach to design. They are artful but wearable. By using laborious production techniques and a lot of handwork, an inner silhouette is encased in an unexpectedly fresh outer shape. This seamless fusion of two frames and the juxtaposition of contrasting form and color create a design tension that is thoroughly modern yet comfortably familiar. A celebrity favorite, Kuwahara’s designs are worn by Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Casey Affleck, Slash, and Charlize Theron among many others.

Blake’s Website

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Bruno Chaussignand

Bruno Chaussignand

Handcrafted in France, Designed in France

In 2004, French designer Bruno Chaussignand launched his first collection. He believes that a spectacle frame is the product of pure design. It should be practical, aesthetically attractive and tasteful; their shapes should have a beauty that will enrich the lives of their wearers. This is the leitmotif that underpins Bruno’s design philosophy. He combines clean lines, exquisite details, and materials that are both light and durable. The essence of his collection is drawn from people, places and objects which have inspired him through their sincerity and their optimism.

Bruno’s Website

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Dita

Dita

Handcrafted in Japan, Designed in Japan

Founded in 1995, DITA reinvented eyewear by transcending its conventions, creating a discreet luxury with product ranging from bold character frames to new interpretations of timeless shapes through innovative technology. DITA has had the unique pleasure of serving the world’s most discerning clientele, challenging the old guard, and forging singular relationships within culture, style, sport, and entertainment; affirming the brands position as individual as the product it creates. WHAT MAKES DITA A CATEGORY OF ONE? DESIGN THAT FINDS BEAUTY IN PURPOSE, CRAFTSMANSHIP THAT CELEBRATES THE UNSEEN, CULTURE THAT TRANSCENDS CONVENTION. From innovating ultra-thin acetates in to stainless-steel metal core lamination technique or the character frames, the list of DITA’s innovations in eyewear is unrivaled, offering a vision for the future as memorable as its past.

Dita’s Website

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Gold & Wood

Gold & Wood

Handcrafted in Luxembourg, Designed in Luxembourg

Gold & Wood, a maison of exception that cultivates its singularity and personifies tradition, heritage and innovation, authenticity and creativity. In 1995 Maurice Léonard, the founder and muse, created Gold & Wood and set up his handcrafted factory in a small magical city called Hosingen, located in Luxembourg. The first mission of Gold & Wood is to provide pleasure and dreams surrounding Luxury and high end eyewear, and jewelry. The Gold & Wood master craftsmen cultivate the perfection of this concept utilizing the strictest rules of luxury craftsmanship. They excel at crafting objects of exception, designed with the rarest of noble materials including rare wood species, hand-painted natural silk, carbon fiber, water buffalo horn, solid gold and diamonds.

Gold Wood’s Website

France

Illesteva

Illesteva

Handcrafted in Italy and France, Designed in New York

Taking cues from downtown New York and inspiration from around the world, Illesteva’s styles are a direct product of their endlessly fascinating surroundings. They take passion for modern design and translate it into pieces that are fundamentally wearable. In 2009 co-founder Daniel Silberman traveled to Italy to source manufacturers for the debut collection. Those who stood out were true artisans who had spent decades perfecting elements of production such as metalwork and hand-mixing acetate (This is why no two Illesteva acetate frames are identical).The frames are handmade exclusively by the leading manufacturers of luxury eyewear, in small family-owned factories in Italy and France. Only the highest grade materials are used. This meticulous process takes over 90 days and requires more than 50 steps from

Illesteva’s Website

Europe

LaFont

LaFont

Handcrafted in France, Designed in France

Ninety years of experience, unparalleled expertise with an emphasis on elegance and strong family values – all backed by a name you can depend on: Lafont. Glasses made in France that have made Parisian chic accessible. Autumn 1923, Rue Vignon in Paris’s Madeleine district sets up a small boutique selling hearing aids and spectacles. For three generations, the great-grandfather’s art-deco spirit has set the standard when it comes to designing eyewear. Philippe, Louis’ grandson along with his Parisian fashion designer wife Laurence transforms spectacles into a genuine fashion accessory. The couple has collaborated with major fashion houses such as Hermes and Chanel.

LaFont’s Website

France

Linda Farrow

Linda Farrow

Handcrafted in Japan, Designed in the United Kingdom

Established in 1970, the Linda Farrow brand of luxury eyewear rose quickly to acclaim. A tireless experimenter, Farrow pioneered many of the shapes and styles that remain au courant today. Her pioneering use of shape helped move eyewear into high-fashion territory, with avant-garde styles favoured by stars like Yoko Ono and working with brands such as Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Sonia Rykiel. The brand is renowned for collaborating with some of the world’s most acclaimed designers

Linda Farrow’s Website

UK

Lindberg

Lindberg

Handcrafted in Denmark, Designed in Denmark

Steeped in the Danish design tradition of discreet excellence, classic elegance, founder Poul-Jørn Lindberg aims to provide a variety of styles for the minimalist at heart. With exclusive materials like titanium, acetate, gold, platinum, diamonds and natural animal horn (ethically sourced), this vast collection is pure, sleek and elegant. Opening his doors in 1984, Lindberg has since created many award-winning designs and technological advancements in the industry. The brand is a unique blend of no-compromise attention to detail, patented technologies and individual craftsmanship to create a remarkable visual impact.

Lindberg’s Website

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Mykita

Mykita

Handcrafted in Germany, Designed in Germany

Founded in Berlin in 2003, the first MYKITA premises were settled in a former children’s day care, called Kita in German. This inspired not only the name My Kita, but also a culture of curiosity, constant innovation and play. Simple,functional with an idiosyncratic look and an edgy minimalistic aesthetic –the patented and award-winning eyewear designse established the brand as a respected luxury eyewear brand with a distinctive look. Their main collections showcase light and flexible models built with stainless steel.

Mykita’s Website

Germany

Scott Harris

Scott Harris

Handcrafted Globally, Designed in USA

Dynamic, fresh and energetic, Scott Harris isn’t about prescribing uniform eyewear; it’s about providing you with the options to best suit your unique self. Across men’s, women’s, and unisex options – Scott Harris offers fresh, timely, colorful stylings free of heavy embellishments. “Eyewear should fit both your face and your personality naturally, and it should be unique enough to fit them both perfectly.” – Scott Harris Shapiro

Scott Harris’ Website

USA

Swiss Flex

Swiss Flex

Handcrafted Globally, Designed in USA

Swissflex’s unique modular frame system provides maximum wearing comfort for all ages and many activities to increase daily well-being for the customer. We achieve best wearing comfort with 100% Swiss-made quality in design and material, modular individuality, and perfect fit.

Swiss Flex’s Website

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Wiley-X

Wiley-X

Handcrafted in USA, Designed in USA

Wiley X Inc. was founded by Myles Freeman Sr., a proud U.S. Veteran in 1987 with a single premise – provide superior protective eyewear to the brave men and women who defend our country. A mission that started on the world’s battlefields has since expanded to law enforcement, harsh work environments and outdoor activities in which eye protection is paramount. Their products endure the most extensive product testing in the industry. Every piece of eyewear produced meets the highest standards for safety and optical clarity. WileyX has evolved into one of the most trusted brands for on the job safety eyewear, high-performance sunglasses, and optical/protective sports eyewear for target-shooting, archery, action shooting, equestrian and swimming.

Wiley-X’s Website

USA

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