Independent Eyewear Brands

Opticians are asked often about which eyewear brands are independent and not owned by the big-box or massively corporate companies. Many of these independent eyewear brands offer glasses and sunglasses styles, and they all offer something unique.

Every independent eyewear brand has a story that projects the independence and individuality of that brand. The independents have unique traits such as being cause based, fashion forward, handmade, luxury, bold, or just crazy and fun. What they all have in common is the desire to make their niche in the independent eyewear world.

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Ahlem
Afterbang Eyewear
Alan J
Albert I’mStein
AM Eyewear
American Optical (AO)
American Sun & Reader Co.
Andy Wolf
Anna-Karin Karlsson
Anne et Valentin
Arbor Eyewear
Article One

Barton Perreria
Bellinger
Bevel
Blac
Blackfin
Blake Kuwahara
Bohten
Bootstrap Eyewear
Brooklyn Spectacles
Brillen
Brucaj Eyewear

Caroline Abram
caron eyewear
Catuma
Catch London
Chrome Hearts
Cinzia
Clayton Franklin
Coexist Eyewear
Cote D’Azur
Crap Eyewear
Cutler & Gross
C-Zone

Catch London

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Each Catch London frame is handmade in west London. The dedicated factory space is 20 minutes from the heart of the city which is why each frame has been named after an iconic street. The factory doubles as a creative space and features a massage room, creative Lego room and rooftop bar. 

Davettes Lunettes
David Orgreen
David Spencer
DB4K
Denon Eyewear
Dillon Optics
Dita
Dolabany
Drift Eyewear
Duesseldorf Eyewear
Eco
Edison optical
Emmeline
Entourage of 7
Erker’s 1879
Ernest Hemingway
Etnia Eyewear Culture Group
Eyes of Faith

Fabulous Fannys
Face a Face
Faniel Eyewear
Fatal Eyewear
Feb31st
Fetch
FHone
FLEYE
folc eyewear
Francis Klein
Franco Falzone
Frank Walton
Fritz Eyewear
Frost Eyewear

Gamine NYC
Garret Leight
Gazal
Gigi Barcelona
glossi
Gotti Switzerland
Helium Eyewear
Henau
Henry Jullien
Hungry Eyes
iGreen
Impuri
Interface Eyewear
IPurle

Laibach & York

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Laibach & York is a luxury eyewear brand from Slovenia, which creates frames of stunning design in eye-catching colors and impeccable quality. All of our frames are beautifully handmade in our in-house manufacturing facility, using exclusive Italian acetate and premium hardware and sold only at the finest optical boutiques.

Jacques Marie Mage
Jean-Philippe Joly
JF Rey
Johann von Goisern
Joiuss
Jukurrpa Designs
Kala
Kalopsia Revisionist
Karen Walker
Kazoku Lunettes
Kelinse Eyewear
Kirk & Kirk
Krewe

l.a. Eyeworks
Laibach & York
Lafont
LEAP Eyewear
LeSpecs
Linda Farrow
Lindberg
Lisa Loeb Eyewear
Lowercase NYC
Lucas de Stael

Mad In Italy
Manomos
Marie Claire
Markus T
Martin & Martin
MASQ Optical
Masunaga
Matsuda
McLaren Vision
MD1888


Minima
Mita Eyewear
Mo Eyewear
Modern Art by Modern Optical
Modo
Monoqool
More to Love
Morel
Morgenthal Frederics
Moscot
munic eyewear
Mykita

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Our optical frames are designed to be distinguished above all. All components of each frame, the hinge, wire core, hand made acetate, are exclusively selected for each Rimmel Eyewear model and tailored for the brand.

N49°
Nathalie Blanc
Native Sons
Native Visions
Neubau
Niche
Nina Mûr
North Point Eyewear
NW77th

OGI
Oliver Goldsmith
Onirico Eyewear
Ophy Eyewear
Orgreen
OPR Eyewear
Otego Optical
OtrO
Outspoken Eyewear
OVVO
OWP Brillen
Parasite
Plein les Mirettes
Prodesign
Proof Eyewear
Pugnale

Radley London
Rain City Eyewear
Raen
Randolph Engineering
Rapp Optical
Red Rose Eyewear
Res Rei
Retro Super Future
Rimmel Eyewear
Robert Marc NYC
Rolf Spectacles
Rodenstock
Roger Eye Design
Ronit Furst
Rowdy Gentleman
Rudy Project
Ryan Adda

Sabine Be
Salt
Sashee Schuster Eyewear
Scott Harris
Seraphin
Shuron
Shwood
Sire’s Eyewear
Sospiri
Spectacle Eyeworks
State Optical
Stellis Eyeworks
Struktur Eyewear
SWAV Eyewear
Swing Eyewear USA
Swissflex

T-Charge Eyewear
T. Henri
Tarian
Taylor Madison Eyewear
TC Charton
Teka Eyewear
Theo
Thierry Lasry
Todd Rogers Eyewear
Tom Davies Eyewear
Toplook Eyewear
TREE Spectacles

Uglybell
VANNI Eyewear
Veronika Wildgruber
VINT & YORK
Vinylize Eyewear
Wesley Knight
WileyX
William Morris
Wolf Eyewear
Woodey Sunglasses
WOOW
XIT eyewear
Yodel