At L’optique, we strive to serve the unique customer. The customer who does not want a name brand stamped on their glasses, who wants something different, who wants to stand out. We do this with every brand and frame we carefully hand select and sell in our store, keeping our customers in mind. As some of our customers love colorful, funky styles we also have those that love all things vintage! For them we carry Retrospecs Eyewear.
The company was started by Jay Owens, restoring gold-filled 1940’s frames in his 18-foot recreational vehicle. Traveling the world, he collected and restored frames all over the United States. From American Optical, Bausch & Lomb to Shuron Optical, Owens collected these mass produced frames that were made out of 1/10 12k gold-filled wire – a material that was developed to last forever! Once the company expanded, Retrospecs starting restoring cellulose acetate and combination frames manufactured after WWI from 1940’s-1980’s.