Gucci Sunglasses & Gucci Eyeglasses
Gucci may be more instantly recognizable for its high end leather goods, signature bags and clothing, but they also make some of the most prestigious eye wear available. Whether you are looking for the old world style of the halcyon days of Italian cinema or something more modern and cutting edge, there is a pair of glasses to suit your particular style. One look at Gucci's selection and it's apparent that they are as dominant in eye wear as in all other aspects of fashion.
When it comes to Italian fashion, nothing can compare to the world renowned, Gucci. Founded in 1921, by Guccio Gucci, the Gucci empire has gone on to be the biggest selling Italian brand of fashion wear in the world. They are so successful that they continue to place highly in yearly rankings of the "Top Global 100 Brands."
Considering all the fashion choices available in Italy, this is quite an accomplishment. Just reflect for a moment on the competition: Giorgio Armani, Prada and Versace to name a few. Yet somehow, after all these years, nothing speaks more to Italian fashion than the work of Gucci.
Guccio Gucci's story is an inspiring one. As an immigrant in both France and England, the young Gucci was infatuated with the luxurious luggage of the patrons at the hotels where he worked. Spurred on by what he had seen, he returned to his native Italy and set up a leather craft shop in his home town of Florence. His first shop opened in 1920 and utilized modern fabrication techniques while still making sure to acknowledge the craftsmanship of traditional Italian leather workers. The marriage of the modern automation aligned with skilled craftsmen, allowed Gucci to carve out his niche in a very competitive local and global market.
Gucci's story is also one of a family success. With the help of his three sons, Aldo, Vasco and Rodolfo, Gucci was able to open more stores in his native Florence and grow his company into neighboring Rome and Milan. His boutiques quickly became renowned for their leather and other fine quality crafts. Items such as shoes, handbags, silks and knits became immensely popular. Gucci has had such an impact on fashion that his iconic 'loafer' has been given a place of honor in the Museum of Modern Art, located in New York City.
It is reassuring to know, when considering all the quality fashion Gucci has offered over the years, that the same care has been given to their opulent selection of eye wear. Confidence is assured whether selecting frames for vision correction or a day at the beach. Pick up a pair of Gucci glasses today and you'll never be out of style.