Sunglasses which are no longer being manufactured, especially sunglasses from the eighties, are the vintage accessories most in demand. The Berlin based company “Vintage-Sunglasses.de” has become a global player during the last years, so the statistics concerning especially the European and US market may be viewed as being representative.

Ray Ban (formerly a brand of the US-optician company Bausch & Lomb) is with a 20 % share of all sold products the definite “No 1” among vintage sunglasses.

Mainly the female clientele defines the lasting and strong demand with regard to vintage models of the famous label Christian Dior. Nearly every fifth pair of vintage sunglasses bought by women is a Dior. The sunglasses-fashion global market leader in the 70’s and 80’s was produced by the company Optyl. Optyl is also the material used in manufacturing the frames. Its main features are extreme longevity and flexibility.

Carrera, with an appr. 10% share of all sold items (including the occasional cooperation-models with the aircraft manufacturer Boeing), definitely belongs to the exclusive circle of customer favorites. The sunglasses of this famous sports-brand are characterized by their light weight, their variety of color and also by their high recognition value.

 


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