Lafont Eyewear & Eyeglasses
Lafont Eyewear Profile:
Lafont has a long and well-deserved reputation as one of the world's finest designers and manufacturers of high-quality eyewear.
"Sophisticated," "fun" and "exquisite" seem to be the three words that most frequently come to mind when describing Lafont.
Founded in 1923 by Louis Lafont in the Madeleine district of Paris, Lafont is a fourth generation family business that now distributes their unique frames and sunglasses worldwide. While the Lafont name is not as well-known in the states (outside of major urban centers like New York, Chicago and San Francisco), Lafont is one of our best-selling eyeglass frames among people who appreciate truly unique and expressive eyewear.
When you hold a pair of Lafont frames in your hand, the first thing that will strike you is the attention to texture, detail, and color. More like a piece of jewelry than merely an eyeglass frame, materials vary from etched acetates to cut metals like titanium and fine filigrees. Many of the women's frames will have crystals on the temples and frame tips. Styles range from mild to wild -- the Panther Ginette, for example, is tiger-striped!
Because LaFont offers such a broad range of colors and styles, it's rare that we can't find a LaFont frame that works for a client. The Lafont eyewear line is conveniently arranged into three main collections, each with their own personality. The Lafont Paris women's collection is chic and exclusive, while the Lafont Reedition (men's and women's) is more trendy. The Issy & LA line is geared toward a younger client looking for a bolder, funkier frame with an urban vibe.
We even carry Lafont pour les enfants -- LaFont's spectacular children's line of glasses.
We stock nearly 100 Lafont frames at Urban Optiques, and can special order any of their eyewear.Schedule an Eye Exam