At James Read Opticians we know that our customers are looking for quality and style, which is why we work hard to make sure our collections offer the most exciting new styles and the best possible choice.
We carry all of the latest designer brands so you can be assured you’ll find the perfect glasses for your needs.
Choose from the most desirable brands including Tiffany & Co, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Ray-Ban, Bvlgari and many more.
Whether you’re after a quirky, fashion-forward look or something more understated to wear in the office, you’re sure to find what you’re after at James Read Opticians. Our friendly and professional staff are on hand to help you find your perfect frame and as part of our Quality Promise, all designer frames come with 2 year manufacturing warranty and we free aftercare for a year.
Contemporary design, unique styles and glamorous details are combined with superior quality. This brand is positioned for the highest segment of eyewear as jewellery, with luxury Italian craftsmanship and bold style. Bulgari eyewear features precious materials such as gold, gemstones and Austrian crystals and is carefully crafted in timeless designs.
Created in the early 80’s by Giorgio Armani, this label is designed for trendy customers who love the Armani DNA. Armani’s core elements are revisited in a modern take on fresh style, with innovative and colorful designs that are distinguished by contemporary lines, shapes and materials.
Established in 1981, Michael Kors is an authentic contemporary fashion brand. Michael Kors eyewear, launched by Luxottica in 2015, offers a glamorous lifestyle for the consummate jetsetter that is as sophisticated as it is indulgent and as iconic as it is modern. Michael Kors’ eyewear collections capture the glamor and effortless sophistication for which the designer is celebrated, drawing upon signature details found in the brand’s most iconic designs.
Established in 1975 and acquired in 2007, Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world, chosen by world-class athletes to compete at the highest level possible. The holder of more than 850 patents, Oakley is also known for its innovative lens technologies, including PRIZMTM. Oakley extended its position as a sports eyewear brand into apparel and accessories, offering men’s and women’s product lines that appeal to sport performance, active and lifestyle consumers.
POLO RALPH LAUREN
Representing Ralph Lauren’s iconic status as a designer recognized throughout the world, Polo Ralph Lauren reflects a celebrated vision of classic yet spirited American style for men and women. Timeless and authentic, Polo Ralph Lauren is the enduring symbol of a modern-day American lifestyle: easy, energetic, young and cool.
Prada represents the best of Italian culture and tradition. It is one of the most innovative, prestigious and widely recognized brands in the fashion and luxury goods industries, with a keen attention to details and new trends. The Prada eyewear collection reflects this approach with unmistakable style, refined elegance and uncompromising quality. The Prada collection also includes the Prada Linea Rossa line, which is inspired by the world of luxury sports to convey an everyday casual yet sophisticated style.
Timeless style, authenticity and freedom of expression are the core values of Ray-Ban, a leader in sun and prescription eyewear for generations. Since the introduction of the iconic Aviator model created for the aviators of the United States Army, Ray-Ban has been at the forefront of cultural change, becoming a symbol of self-expression, worn by celebrities and public figures all around the world. The lifestyle brand joined the Luxottica Group in 1999 after which Ray-Ban accelerated its growth and redefined its distribution.
TIFFANY & CO.
Founded in 1837 in New York City, Tiffany & Co. is the world’s premier jeweler and America’s house of design, an iconic brand with a rich and storied heritage. Luxottica was the first Company licensed to produce Tiffany’s eyewear collection, which takes inspiration from the most iconic jewelry collection, celebrating stunning originality and enduring beauty. The first collection was launched in 2008.
Tom Ford is among the most highly respected and successful designers today. The winner of numerous design awards, his rise in fashion began in 1994. After different collaboration with legendary fashion houses, in April 2005, he announced the creation of the Tom Ford brand. In that same year Tom Ford signed his partnership with Marcolin Group to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses.
Versace is one of the world’s most iconic and famous luxury fashion houses. Proudly Italian, it is designed for men and women who desire a modern and glamorous style that combines sophistication and sex appeal. It is designed for men and women who desire a modern and glamorous style that combines sophistication and sex appeal. The Versace Group is the epitome of sensual glamour, sexy and empowering; a true symbol of Italian luxury. At its heart is Versace, a leading design house and the center of creativity that is flourishing globally. The eyewear collection, under license since 2003, combines technical innovation with the essence of the brand and bears the distinctive visual details the fashion house is known for.
Victoria Beckham Eyewear showcases only the finest craftsmanship and fabrication. Expertly handmade in Italy, Victoria Beckham Eyewear combines optimum optical design with performance and protection.
Launched in 1973 under the same name as the famous fashion magazine, Vogue Eyewear was acquired by Luxottica in 1990. The brand, which reflects the dominant fashion trends of the moment at an affordable price, offers a wide global assortment as well as local collections for emerging markets. It has become a truly international contemporary fashion brand geared to young and fashion-savvy consumers who identify with featured international personalities such as Gigi Hadid.
Philippe Starck teamed up with the Alain Mikli Group in 1996 to launch Starck Eyes, his eyewear collection. The frames by Starck are innovative, revolutionary and totally unconventional. Starck frames can bend and flex easier than a lot of standard designer frames. The screw-less hinges on the frame arms have been designed a certain way so that the glasses can mimic the movement of the joints in the human body.
The temple stems can be bent outwards, twisted, and even folded. The beauty of the Starck spectacles is due to the seamless design of the frames. The metal and acetate materials used to craft the eyewear have a smooth surface finish which complements the overall look of the glasses. If you are someone who loves ethical goods that also look good as well as function well, then you will fall in love with this brand and their eyewear.
All of the Starck glasses are produced from cellulose-acetate. Cellulose-acetate is a premium type of plastic that is derived from processed wood pulp. This special source is used mainly in eyewear production as it has great properties that eyewear requires such as strength, deep gloss finish, and high transparency. Cellulose-acetate has “natural” feel making it the perfect material for eyewear.