Tuesday, January 5

Breaking Optical News. Mikli buys Vuarnet

We have it on good authority from some inside sources that the createur de lunettes himself Mr Alain Mikli has brought majority stakes in Vuarnet France and will focus on reviving the line.



For those of you that are children of the 80's you definetley remember those kids on the school yard who were just slightly cooler then you and had Vuarnet shirts and Glasses

In fact to jog your memory here are some photos of the Vuarnet's we have in our fabulous vintage section





To continue our trip down memory lane, here is a little bit of backround on Vaurnet.
Two French opticians Roger Pouilloux and Joesph Hatchiguian who had come up with a patented "Skilynx" lens approached 1960's French Olympic Ski champion Jean Vaurnet to partner up with them while he was on the slopes.
Jean Vaurnet in action

Vaurnet the brand went on to big success with one of the first athlete endorsment contracts in history. They were an offical sponser of the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984 and will be worn by the French ski team at Vancouver 2010.

What the future holds for Vaurent only one very very creative French man knows



Spectacle can't wait, can you?