Gucci is recognised worldwide for its classic double G logo on it’s leather goods - the Gucci brand is known for its uniquely bold designs that are truly luxurious and must have pieces.
Guccio Gucci was born in 1881 to a simple Italian leather goods maker. One of his first jobs was as a porter at the Savoy hotel in London where he became obsessed with the glamorous suitcases that the guests arrived with from all over the world. This inspired Guccio Gucci to open his Italian fashion label in 1921 producing luxury travel goods for Italy's wealthy upper-classes, as well as equestrian equipment. Gucci is one of the oldest Italian fashion brands in operation today.
In 2014, Marco Bizzarri became the CEO of Gucci and hired Alessandro Michele as creative director. These two completely redesigned Gucci, preparing it for the next generation by departing from GG’s outdated ideas that were holding the brand back. The design duo removed the historic faces of the brand, such as Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly, and replaced them with more modern day celebrities such as Rhianna, Lana Del Rey and Harry Styles. Alessandro Michele has been praised for his work making fashion more gender-fluid, unique and fun meanwhile still keeping to the high standard of Guccio Gucci’s original work.
Gucci sunglasses are no different with bold shapes, intricate gold detailing and fantastical colours. Inspired by the 60s and 70s. Gucci eyewear is handmade with high-quality acetate and unique artisan-crafted materials showcased through innovative design features such as transparent tones with bilayer temples, Swarovski crystal logos and Web/Sylvie decorations.
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 email@example.com