Oliver Peoples: the perfect choice for a vintage look

Are you looking for the perfect pair of glasses to suit your vintage style? Something that demonstrates that you’re more interested in timeless elegance than keep up with passing trends? Then look no further than a pair of Oliver Peoples frames.

Who was Oliver Peoples?

Oliver Peoples was conceived by Larry Leight and his partners on Sunset Strip in the mid-80s. They were looking for unworn, vintage eyewear to stock their new boutique, as they wanted to launch a brand of sunglasses that harkened back to the Hollywood glamour of the 1950s. They hit the jackpot at an estate sale, where they found a room full of American glasses from the 40s and 50s in their original packaging.

When going through their new inventory, they found receipts with the previous owner’s name on them. Oliver Peoples was an eyewear distributor in the 40s and 50s, and Leight decided that this would make the perfect name for the brand.

It was this lot of vintage glasses that inspired the original Oliver Peoples collection of frames. Today, the brand creates timeless styles that have become the top choice for intellectuals and celebrities alike, as well as those who appreciate the brand’s subtle luxury and timeless styles.

Superior craftmanship

Each pair of Oliver Peoples frames is designed in California and then handcrafted by artisans at their factories in Italy or Japan. The utmost attention to detail is paid through every part of the manufacturing process. Each pin, plaque and hinge is placed by hand to create a perfect product each time.

Before sending the glasses to their own stores and retailers like Bui Optométriste, frames are checked using a micrometer to make sure they meet the specifications the company demands, and then heated and adjusted to make sure they provide the perfect fit. They’re then hand polished in a process similar to that of fine jewelry.

It’s this attention to detail that ensures that every Oliver Peoples customer receives a pair of glasses that not only looks great but fits perfectly and will last a lifetime.   

Your choice for expert eyecare and luxury eyewear

Bui Optométriste was founded with the desire to offer expert eyecare alongside luxury eyewear. Our team of opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists has become the top choice in the Montreal area for general and specialized eyecare. 

If you’re looking for frames that perfectly match your vintage style, you’ll find the perfect pair of glasses among our carefully curated selection of designer eyewear. Call today to make an appointment for an eye exam, or schedule a visit with an optician at one of our three locations in Outremont, St. Lambert or Montreal.