Gucci: About The Brand
Gucci was started in Florence in 1921, by Guccio Gucci and was initially a leather goods and luggage company. Gucci was inspired by British refinement acquired during his time working at the Savoy Hotel in London. He wanted to combine this look with the craftsmanship and skills of his native Italy to create a unique style that had never been seen before.
As Gucci's success grew, the hardship of war forced him to look at new materials due to supply issues. Experiments with canvas and bamboo resulted in the iconic Bamboo Bag - a design seen to this day on many Gucci handbags. The curve of the handle is said to be inspired by a horses saddle, a theme that continues throughout the Gucci heritage: The famous green-red-green stripe came from a saddle girth design which inspired Gucci in the 1950s.
Today, Gucci is a worldwide fashion label. Named 'Most Desirable Luxury Brand in The World' in 2007, their representation of exclusivity and Italian craftsmanship continues to attract celebrities and fashion icons to adorn themselves in its designs. Creator of the Jackie Bag, the aforementioned Bamboo Bag, and the iconic Flora Print, Gucci continues to leave the fashion world wondering what it will create next.
Watch Gucci's Short Film featuring the Gucci Havana Collection, shot in the hills above Malibu.
Authenticity and Manufacture
Pretavoir are authentic, registered Gucci sunglasses stockists. All our frames come direct from the manufacturer in Italy, and are sent out with the official Gucci case (which can vary between different models), cleaning cloth, and authenticity certificate. Each pair of sunglasses comes printed with the Gucci model and colour code on the inside arm, along with the size (in the format '49  22', where 49 is the lens width and 22 is the bridge width). Also printed on the inside of the arm is 'Made in Italy', along with the Gucci logo. There is often a unique serial number printed too, which can be authenticated at any Gucci boutique.
Style and Shapes
Gucci sunglasses offer a broad range of shapes, from the always popular aviator and wayfarer to more flared cat-eye and oversized styles. Recently, the addition of the Flora Print collection allows Gucci fans to own a unique pair of frames. This collection uses a piece of the iconic Flora Print scarf within the design, sandwiched between transparent layers of acetate. Each frame uses a different section of the Flora Print, creating a unique piece. A range of lenses, including mirrored and gradient are available in this beautiful sunglasses collection. Gucci also offer their take on the flash mirror lens, creating bright statement frames with wayfarer-style shapes. Their classic (very obviously Gucci) oversize styles also remain popular every season with both newcomers to the brand and collectors alike.
Prescription Gucci Sunglasses
Pretavoir can offer a prescription lens service on most Gucci frames, though due to the bespoke nature of this, we request that you get in touch with us in order for us to offer you the best service. We can offer polarised or regular tinted lenses with various indexes and prescriptions, including anti-glare, anti-scratch and other coatings from several different manufacturers. Please call us on 0141 5525065, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org .