Oliver Peoples

Oliver Peoples
Oliver Peoples

Brand History

Oliver Peoples started in 1986 when Opticians Larry and Dennis Leight fulfilled their dream of opening an optical boutique on legendary Sunset Boulevard, California. Earlier that year, they purchased an estate collection of vintage 1940’s-1960’s American made eyewear which also included a receipt signed with the name ‘Oliver Peoples’ who they reasoned was the original owner and distributor. They felt the name fitted their store and used it in his honour.

Product Features

The Southern California lifestyle – elements of fashion, film, art, sport and the unique Los Angeles landscape remains a key part of the branding. The opticals are handsculpted of substantial plastic with contoured surfaces, reminiscent of Buddy Holly and other 50’s era icons. The sunglasses include classic unisex shapes featuring technologically advanced VFX mineral Glass, photochromic or polarized lenses in custom colors. There is also a vintage inspired sunglass range with bold defined acetates.