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Oliver Peoples launches Original Vintage Circa 1987: Larry is inspired to explore his personal archive and wholesale collection of original Oliver Peoples designs. He uncovers several treasures with original 1950s vintage tinted glass lenses in rare shades. Pieces from the rare assortment are made available to select stores and the Oliver Peoples Boutiques.
Oliver Peoples celebrates its 20 Year Anniversary by collaborating with Hollywood icon Robert Evans (legendary producer of The Godfather) to produce the first brand marketing film, "Mind Games", as well as design a namesake frame. A hardbound 20 Year Editorial Book is produced, showcasing the best fashion editorial featuring memorable designs on the most recognizable faces in the world.
Oliver Peoples opens its seventh retail location in the international shopping destination
Malibu Country Mart in Malibu, CA
Oliver Peoples opens its sixth retail location in the popular shopping destination
Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA
Oliver Peoples opens its fifth retail location in the renowned South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA
Oliver Peoples introduces VFX to the market: its own exclusive, technologically-advanced Polarized and gradient Photochromic mineral glass lenses in custom colors. The key attributes of VFX lenses are: Non- Reflective Coating eliminates distracting bounce-back glare, Oleophobic Protection repels water, dust, oil and fingerprints, and Oliver Peoples exclusive Breath Logo
Oliver Peoples begins to market its own CDs. Music plays an integral role in contributing to the Oliver Peoples lifestyle. The creation of an OP CD has been an ongoing pursuit to discover the freshest music across the globe. Unlike other retail companies (who hire an outside source to make a CD for them and just put their name on it), OP CDs are conceived, designed and created in-house - much like our eyewear designs. Our music compilations reflect the Oliver Peoples retail experience and capture the essence of the brand vibe. The sophisticated selections support the lifestyle philosophy of Oliver Peoples: "Music and Style, Sound and Vision...worldwide melodies to keep your life in focus."
Oliver Peoples opens its fourth retail location in the uptown NYC shopping district on Madison Ave
Oliver Peoples opens its third retail location in the trendy Soho neighborhood of NYC
Oliver Peoples enters a licensing agreement with famed British clothing designer Sir Paul Smith to design Paul Smith Spectacles. The collection combines the whimsical yet classic designs and attention to detail synonymous with Sir Paul Smith, with the experience and expertise of Oliver Peoples. Sophisticated yet edgy, Paul Smith Spectacles are crafted by hand of the highest quality materials, which reflect the offbeat and sometimes peculiar style of Sir Paul Smith, and at the heart of the collection is color. Using an unprecedented design perspective, Larry Leight developed a multi-layer color lamination process that altered the direction of the eyewear industry and popularized a trend in plastic frame coloring that remains true to this day
First Oliver Peoples international gallery opens in Tokyo, Japan
Time Magazine publishes a full page article about the success of Oliver Peoples,
including interviews with top optical retailers in New York City, who claim they have never seen
a phenomenon of such magnitude in all their years in the industry.
Again, the level of popularity elevates globally
High-end landmark department store Neiman Marcus showcases Oliver Peoples’
best selling frame in their famous Christmas catalog, with a readership of over a million viewers
(style 505 in Tokyo Tortoise with antiqued metal detail and filigree, and handmade tortoiseshell case)
Featuring actual Oliver Peoples employees in a collaborative frame-making scenario,
this clever use of double entendre became a motto for the company that's still referenced today
Splashed onto the cover of the now-defunct German Manner Vogue,
Andy Warhol sees the light behind handmade Oliver Peoples glasses
crafted specifically for him by founder Larry Leight
Originally meant to be the retail space and gallery environment where founder Larry Leight would sell his vintage eyewear finds, the Sunset location actually became Oliver Peoples' first boutique
Gracing the pages of global fashion publications, Oliver Peoples frames are the eyewear of choice for editors, stylists and celebrities
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Due to the high value of our product, we require an Adult Signature for all deliveries and do not ship to P.O. boxes or APO/FPO addresses.