In Caribou we carry collections set apart from massive production, that represent a sophisticated way of life without putting tradition aside. Most of our models are hand made. Framers (Germany), Andy Wolf (Austria), Graz (Australia), Paulino Spectacles (Portugal) o Kilsgaard (Denmark) are some of the brands we work with. In order to find the most special glasses, we are continuosly searching fashion blogs and international magazines, as well as visiting trade shows in Europe, where the most important firms from all over the world meet.
We go for brands that are on the cutting edge of sunglasses design such as Shwood (USA), SUPER (Italy) and Illesteva (USA). We don’t forget great classics like Persol (Italy), Cazal (Germany), Vuarnet (France) o Shuron (USA) -some of them with over 100 years of history. We also support young firms: Raen (USA), L.G.R. (Italy), KBL (USA), Garrett Leight (USA) and Hamburg Eyewear (Germany).
Come to Caribou in your quest for the perfect model.
Alfred Kerbs was born in Barcelona. His sunglasses are gthe ultimate symbol of style and distinction. Alternative designs, a studied range of colours and top-quality materials. All Alfred Kerbs frames are handmade in Italy together with Carl Zeiss lenses.
Luxury glasses designed and manufactured in Austria. The collection targets a particular group of people for whom their eyeglasses are precious accessories. Hand-made in Austria means that every frame has to go through a series of manufacturing steps and quality checks which turn every Andy Wolf product into a unique piece of handcraft. These frames not only stand for style and elegance but also make you completely forget that you are wearing glasses.
It is one of the oldest companies in the world. With over 100 years of manufacturing experience and tradition, Anglo American collection is a modern classic. Frames with a distinct British style, hand made with top quality cellulose acetate that brings memories of the almost forgotten art of things well-made.
After a long search in the most important international trade shows, we realized that it was very complicated to find beautiful, fine quality, affordable collections. So we decided to take a step forward and creat our own: CARIBOU.
Manufactured in Italy with top quality acetates, our collection consists of five models in three different finishes, both prescription and sunglasses.
We hope you like the result as much as we do!
Fiction is brought to you by Gai Gherardi and Bárbara McReynolds -founders of L.A. Eyeworks, a benchmark for USA opticians for the last 40 years. Young and casual designs, together with a careful selection of the most original acetates will make you feel like one of the many movie stars who wear these frames.
Beauty, youth, art, fashion, photography, music, architecture and design inspire the creators of this eyewear collection. All these elements can be seen in their frames, reflecting the spirit of Venice Beach which has always been known as a hangout for the creative and the artistic.
Founded in 2009 in New York, Illesteva creates timeless pieces made to last forever. Illesteva glasses are handmade in France, Italy and Germany in partnership with the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury eyewear.
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards finalists, in only a few years Illesteva designs have been featured in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times or Purple Fashion Magazine. Celebrities like Kirsten Dunst, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, Alexa Chung, Daniel Craig, Elton John, Sienna Miller and Cara Delevinge are among the brand’s devoted fans
L.A. Eyeworks history begins back in 1979, when Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi decided to break away from the classic style dominating the world of glasses design and came up with a provocative and imaginative collection.
Their frames are easily recognised for the new shapes and lilvely colours. Thay have captivated various artists like Andy Warhol, Grace Jones and Almodóvar among many others.
Inspired by family memories of colonial Africa and Italian Riviera glamour, Luca Gnecchi Ruscone created in 2005 the L.G.R. collection.
Putting special attention in comfort and sustainability, L.G.R. has created glasses of the finest quality and timeless elegance, combining the traditional values of Italian craftmanship and the latest tecnologies in mineral lenses cooling.
Lool is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Barcelona. They serially produce their frames from sheets of steel, worked by hand in a precise technical process, combining the industrial and manual, man and machine.
The design lines reflect their main influence: retrofuturism.
Their commitment to the city leads them to design and build their glasses in Barcelona.
Oliver Goldsmith has been a family-run business for over 90 years. Founded in 1926 by P. Oliver Goldsmith, the world of spectacles was about to be revolutionised.
20th century icons like Grace Kelly, Peter Sellers, Michael Caine and Audry Hepburn had worn his sunglasses.
Oliver Goldsmith pioneered a whole new concept: eyewear. He was one of the first to see sunglasses as fashion accessories.
In our outlet you can find the best eyewear brands with a high quality… and with no defect!
Raen is an independent brand based in Encinitas (California). The designers have been inspired by retro-classic styles and the California way of life. Lines and shapes that never go out of fashion deliver a collection always current and new.
Around the creators there is a community of photographers, artists and surfers collaborating in some of the models, giving more authenticity to the brand.
All frames are made with top quality acetates together with Carl Zeiss Vision lenses.
It was in 1865 when Shuron began its venture in the world of glasses manufacturing, which makes this company one of the longest-standing in the industry. The secret: quality, fashionable products that remain in style and demand. Its most popular model, Ronsir, was the best selling in USA over the 50’s and it still stands the test of time.
Korean collection of classic inspiration but with the industrial touch provided by the steel -main material in the making of these glasses. Frames are light and durable with slick lines and a modern and city-dwelling look.
Susanne Klemm (jewel designer) and Etienne Frederiks (renowned dutch independent optician) have created this collection with designs inspired by the carving of precious gems.
Volumes, textures and little details make every frame a unique piece of craft.
Designs go beyond «retro» for a new generation of glasses lovers.
Valley Eyewear was born in 2012, and since then, it has been true to its philosophy: to create timeless frames, handcrafted with high quality materials.
The designer, Michael Crawley, has created a collection that is modern but classic at the same time.
Vasuma Eyewear, based in the old town of Stockholm, was created by three friends in 2005 who wanted to create an alternative eyewear brand to challenge the traditional label brands.
Offering eyewear inspired by the best of the vintage eras of the 50s and 60s spiced with a modern twist, and it’s a tribute to everyone who has ever been bullied fot their visual defect and been called «glasögonorm» (the swedish term for «four eyes» and also the actual swedish name for the spectacled cobra snake, reason why all the models are named after snakes).
Vasuma is the revenge of the four eyes!