One of the designers who caught our eye was Paris-based Francis Klein.
There are a few of reasons why we are considering adding Francis Klein to our existing eyewear collection at Urban Optiques:
First, they just make beautiful, retro-inspired eyewear that’s hand-made in Paris.
Their frames — both optical and sun — are amazing works of art made by people who are passionate about creating unique, one-of-a-kind eyewear.
Second, no one in Michigan is carrying eyewear from this little French treasure (at least as far as we know), which makes them an even better fit for our buying philosophy.
Third, we love working with independent companies that haven’t diluted their brand or product through some giant corporate distribution network. Like L’Amy (the distributor of our Lanvin-Paris and Chloé frames) and Lafont-Paris, they are a joy to work with since they don’t have some giant company making the decisions from a disconnected boardroom. These are people who get what we do and will not compromise on quality, style or service.
It’s something we really appreciate around Urban Optiques, because it’s the essence of who we are and what we stand for.
So check out some of Francis Klein’s eyeglasses and suns and tell us what you think: