Sunglasses manufacturers run the gamut from small companies to industry giants, and FramesDirect offers sunglasses and other eyewear from companies of all types, sourcing it from over 50 manufacturers. But most of the top designers and brands we carry are manufactured by a handful of larger companies.
Luxottica is the largest eyewear manufacturer, producing many of the most popular sunglasses, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, and Michael Kors. Another high profile sunglasses manufacturer, Safilo, brings you brands like Gucci, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Hugo Boss.
Beyond Luxottica, FramesDirect offers favorite designer sunglasses produced by the other six largest glasses manufacturers: Marcolin, MODO, Safilo, Kenmark, FGX, and De Rigo Rem, as well as many smaller, popular eyewear companies like Maui Jim, LaFont, Wiley X and Aspex—famous for making Takumi, Costa and Shuron, manufacture eyeglasses and sunglasses only for their in-house, name-brand lines.
When buying sunglasses online, rest assured what you’re purchasing is genuine, and not a knockoff. FramesDirect.com is an authorized dealer of all of the designer brands we offer. This means we get the glasses directly from the manufacturer.
Some of our customers worry their sunglasses might be fakes when they see "Made in China" printed on the frames. This doesn’t mean your frames are fake: Many manufacturers have moved production to China. Luxottica has been manufacturing Ray-Ban since 1999 and Oakley since 2007, and some styles or components in each line are now made in China.
But not every brand has moved production to China. Persol eyewear is still handmade in Italy and Randolph Engineering crafts their eyewear in Randolph, Massachusetts.
While manufacturing has shifted, the quality has not changed. If you have any questions about buying glasses online please contact one of the expert opticians on staff.
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