Oliver Peoples


Founded in 1987, Oliver Peoples began with the introduction of a retro-inspired eyewear collection created by renowned designer Larry Leight.

An optical company first and foremost, all eyewear is hand-crafted and assembled in Japan of the finest quality materials in colors exclusive to Oliver Peoples. Sunglasses are available in an array of lens options, including Polarized or Photo-chromic, and most can be fit with a prescription. Optical and sun eyewear are manufactured in limited quantity, while deliberate anti-logo labeling means being recognized only by those in the know.

In 1994 Oliver Peoples entered 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 available. At the heart of the collection is color. Using an unprecedented design perspective, Leight developed a multi-layer color lamination process that altered the direction of the eyewear industry and popularized a trend in plastic frames that remains true to this day. Paul Smith is currently available at Spex in Old Town and Spex in Evanston, at our Dempster Street location.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, where Hollywood and fashion converge, Oliver Peoples has eight retail stores across the United States and distributes in 60 countries globally. Framing famous faces such as Madonna, Reese Witherspoon, Brad Pitt, and Jessica Simpson, legendary design house Oliver Peoples is the eyewear choice of celebrities, stylists and the most fashion-forward individuals in the world.

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