Bringing stylish and funky frames to Saskatoon
Welcome to Optika, have a look at a few of the frame brands we carry below. We have select models from many of the top brands available today, along with a wide selection of unique, vintage frames circa the twenties to the eighties.
When you visit our store, you will find stylish and funky frames like nowhere else, frames that you never could have imagined. Your eyeware will become a piece of art that reflects your personality. You’ll be proud to have a special pair of glasses that you won’t see anyone else wearing. Come find the eyeware you’ve been dreaming of!
Etnia Barcelona is a brand of eyewear which was founded by David Pellicer and is dedicated exclusively to providing its customers with a greater freedom of choice, with a wide range of colours, collections and designs for anyone wishing to express him- or herself beyond the standards imposed by the world of fashion or trends of the times. Etnia currently has outlets in Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Greece, Germany, Andorra, Ireland, The UK, Israel, South Africa, Canada, the United States, México, Argentina, Uruguay, Korea, Japan, Finland, Brazil and Australia. Since 2003, its turnover has increased 30 fold, with exports now representing 85% of its production capacity.
This collection was named Xavier Garcia. Although at first it did not seem to me a good commercial name, later I accepted it because there were too many false Italian, French or English brands. With this assignment I started my career as a freelance and straight afterwards I designed frames for brands such as Grasset, Guy Laroche, M. Morel, Oga, Koali, Julbo, Lacoste, Kadima, Victorio & Lucchino, Gaudi or Zen.
Tom Davies is a prestigious eyewear brand without parallel, built on the principles of fit, form and function. Tom started out in the design studio of a small eyewear manufacturer start-up in 1997, building up the design department, as well as innovating the workshop. Tom pioneered the creation of custom frames for his friends and family. he left to start up TD Tom Davies in 2002 and now specializes in fitting frames for people all around the world. Each frame is made to perfection, whether you are choosing to select one of his “ready-to-wear” pieces or selecting one of the made-to-measure collection which is crafted to suit each individual. The ready-to-wear collection features cotton made acetate, ultra light titanium and even luxurious natural horn (see his YouTube videos to show how they create the frames made from horn).
Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Peter Sellers. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers – Givenchy, Dior and Vidal Sassoon. Think cult films of the fifties & sixties, The Ipcress File, Harry Palmer, Charade and Two for the Road. Theyve all got one thing in common. Oliver Goldsmith. In the second half of last century, when it came to eyewear, OG was synonymous with stars and style.
Martin & Martin frames offer consumers high quality eye wear. Martin & Martin offer a full range of frame models in varying shapes, sizes and colours. The key to the success of this line is not only high quality stemming from exceptionally well made frames but also the simplicity of the designs. Each shape speaks for itself, they are a sleek and proportionate styling, the colours offered with in each model are what suits the shapes best. A wide variety of colours are offered but not all models are available in all of the colours. Martin & Martin frames are unique and some what understated, but have a voice as well. They are truly comfortable and once worn, it’s hard to ever say goodbye to Martin & Martin! Many consumers become repeat Martin & Martin wearers.
Fukui, Japan is one of the three largest production regions for optical frames in the world, along with China and Italy. 97% of Japanese-made optical frames are manufactured in Fukui. Masunaga Optical premiered the production of eyeglasses in Fukui in 1905. The company founder Gozaemon Masunaga brought in skilled craftsmen from Osaka and Tokyo with the ambition of setting the optical industry solidly in place in Fukui.s.
Kaleos Eyehunters is a luxury line of eyewear made from titanium as well as acetate. Fashion, innovation and quality are the values inspiring and guiding the collection of sunglasses as well as ophthalmic frames. It is a broad collection of styles, allowing each person to find a look that suits them best, all the while enjoying the comfort and fit of these fashionable and unique frames. Kaleos hails from Barcelona, Spain, the styles range from timeless and understated classics all the way to quirky and unusual modern designs.
Whether sporty, luxurious or fashionable: discover the diversity of the Tavat models and let the innovative products win you over. Tavat skillfully blends iconic design, recognizable from afar, with exceptional functionality. Tavat’s contemporary classics are characterized by their minimal design, their visible technology with a refined style, their reliability, and their timeless touch of originality. Designed in California, handcrafted in Italy.
Dilem frames offer consumers high quality eyewear with customization for each and every person. Your style preferences, your favourite colour combinations? All options with Dilem. They are made with a specialty plastic called XP2, this hard wearing technical polymer allows the wearer to change temples out for other versions. Funky when you want to be, classic and understated when you need them to be. A variety of styles are available, and the only commitment is to the colour of the front of the frame. You want neutral? Got it, many Dliem frames are available in black, brown, soft gold, or silver. Want fun colour? We’ve got that option for you too! Fronts are available in reds, blues, plums, oranges etc. The styles are plenty, the options are endless! Come in and check them out.
Blackfin frames are made from Japanese titanium and completely manufactured in Italy, the motto of Blackfin is neomade in Italy, this means they are designed, and solely produced in Italy. Made from flexible, light weight titanium, simple designs with fun colours, or even classic colour combinations, the line shows it’s diversity with the numerous style options. If you have some time, please visit the website nad check out what it means to be neo made in Italy along with the video which shows how they make these amazing frames which require 53 steps to create each and every Blackfin frame.
lafont is a company and tradition which began in France in the 1930’s, embodies the same core principles now as it did way back then: extraordinary craftsmanship and timeless eye-catching design with the spirit and heart of Paris. The Lafont collection, all handmade in Paris France are truly works of art. The unique designs comprising a variety of color combinations, patterns, textures, and materials are simply like no other, each radiating with personality.
l.a. Eyeworks Uncensored visions since 1979. Limited edition frames for sunglasses and prescription eyewear, designed by Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi. For full freedom of expression, glasses by l.a. Eyeworks conform to no fashion sensibility but your own. Stop looking. Start seeing. Keep fishing. A face is like a work of art, it deserves a great frame. l.a. Eyeworks offer a vast selection of styles ranging from quirky to far out and with names to suit each model. Check out Tuffy from the perforated metal series, or perhaps Toluca or Tuba are more your thing. How about Rialto, a plastic front with a sheet of perforated metal secured to the front? Maybe Magpie is the one for you, cute and playful cat-eyes. Or Cattooth, notches grace the outer edges of this cheerful frame. Be as crazy as you want to be but always look yourself. Stand out from the crowd! The styles are plenty, the options are endless! Come in and check them out.
Exciting, poetic, appealing, stylish, original – 5 words that sum up the LAMARCA EYEWEAR collection. Our quest is to create a unique product, to break free of narrow market diktats and follow our dream of creating a superb collection in which every model is the fruit of meticulous attention to detail, from concept through design and choice of colours to manufacture, the artisan tradition reflected in such exclusive processes as engraving, thermoforming and bonding. Behind these processes is a long history of creativity and hand-crafting, the hallmarks of the Made-in-Italy brand, so loved the world over. The idea for the Trisottica LAMARCA EYEWEAR collection sprung from the heart of the Marca Trevigiana area in Veneto, yet another product reflecting the genius of that centre of high-tech manufacturing that has lost nothing of its creative artisan tradition. The LAMARCA EYEWEAR collection, consisting of five “families”, awaits you on the next pages. Enjoy browsing!
Woow was created as a collection under Face A Face, and has now grown into a strong individual brand for the young and the bold! Between the traditional style and casual fashion, chic and off-beat with a trendy London feel, the Woow style will speak to all those with a sense of humor. The little message inserted in the end of the temple tip is sure to make you smile the first time you see it (and possibly every time you look at it too!)
The name of Germano Gambini is well known in the world of optics and among optical professionals. In the early 60s he was the first to realize the importance of glasses as a fashion accessory and to import to Italy the first collections of “designer” eyewear; this at a time when wearing glasses was regarded as a necessity and was considered to be a disadvantage.
Make a statement: LINDBERG eyewear tells the world you subscribe to a different way of thinking, and have a connoisseur’s appreciation of exceptional design and high-quality materials. Every frame is a statement about aesthetics, technical innovation and impeccable craftsmanship. As a side note, sometimes we are listed on the dealer locator on the Lindberg website, sometimes we are not, we do still carry them regardless of Lindberg’s website foibles.
Kirk and Kirk Eyewear The Kirk family have been pioneers in optics since Sidney and Percy opened their London workshops in 1919, the Kirk Brothers were innovators, not only in frame design but also in the manner in which they were presented. Their couriers were the first to deliver by motorbike, cutting a dash through the streets of 1920s London setting a standard in style and service. Three gerneations later, inspired not only by their heritage but twenty years of passion for eyewear, Jason and Karen Kirk proudly present Kirk & Kirk.
Hand made in France, crafted from acrylic, these frames are extremely light weight and comfortable to wear.
A mashup of my colliding aesthetics with special attention paid to sculpting and tactility. They are artful but wearable. By using laborious production techniques and a lot of handwork, an inner silhouette is encased in an unexpectedly fresh outer shape. This seamless fusion of two frames and the juxtaposition of contrasting form and color create a design tension that is thoroughly modern yet comfortably familiar.
Dedicated to pure luxury, Barton Perreira’s approach to fashion redefines style and elegance. Patty Perreira’s language of inspired design focuses on the evolution process and continues to challenge the industry by unveiling the next new thing.
J.F. Rey is a truly unique and eclectic collection of frame styles for those looking to make bold statements.
”Caroline Abram started as an optician in a family business, this is where she discovered her passion for design. Focussing on eyewear and eyewear accessories, her inspiration comes from her diverse cultural background. Offering a large variety of materials from woods and plastics to Swarovski crystal elements, she won her second award in 2008, the prestigious Silmo D’or award. Her eyewear and accessories offer fun colour combinations, unique styling as well as comfortable fit. Caroline Abram shows a flair for the cat eye styles with a simplicity to them and yet an incredibly funky twist as well, rendering them easily wearable. She also creates new twists on the classic rectangular shapes by adding quirks of colour. Her line includes both mens, women’s and unisex frames as well as sunglasses and eyewear accessories. Universal designs with fun options! Check out the Caroline Abram line today!
In a time where most of the “trendy” people are fashion victims, wearing clothes, accessoires and eyewear “designed” by a few big labels, it is almost impossible to find real orginality and independence. Benner eyewear design was founded to change that. Each style is a statement for uniqueness and originality. You can find the models only in the best optical shops worldwide. Designed in Germany and produced from the finest manufacturers in Germany. All models are made in small series and are 100% made in Germany. It’s frames for the individualists, not for the masses. As a company with ethical responsibilities no animal products like leather or horn are used! Daniela and Daniel Benner, two young but already experienced opticians founded the company early 2002. After working in several optical shops before, they both realized that there’s nothing new and fresh in the eyewear market. Showing their collections at the world’s largest eyewear fair in Milan by just walking around and wearing them, they got great reactions both from visitors and other exhibitors. Six months later on the optical fair in Paris they realized their own stand getting their first customers around the world. Today Benner has hundreds of partners worldwide that sell their creations. The styles are sold in almost 20 countries all round the globe and the company is constantly mentioned by both national and international press.
Davette’s has a motto of ‘Pretty things want pretty things’ and they are not wrong, Davette’s frames are hand made in France and utilize Swarovski crystals on some of the models. They can also create a unique combination of colours in their signature frames should you wish to create your own combination, of course, one must always check with the factory to find out if the colour selected is available as well as if you want more or less of the crystals on the frames. The bespoke frames will take longer to make and do come with an additional service fee depending on a few factors. Davette’s frame are made in a limited run, with some being only made in runs of 250 frames worldwide. These frames are truly great and it’s a wonderful independent company, check out the website.
A colorful rainbow on top of the sky, a sunset from the Park Guell, the blue of the Mediterranean, a field of violets in the spring. All these images are a source of inspiration to the designer who combines colors with shapes, shaping the act of creation. This is our job and this way of life we have chosen: to create, choose, combine and start over. Because every spectacle that leaves our studio becomes unique. Textures, shapes and colors blend once a traditional way, with different permutations in each frame. Six months later the creation process starts again. The change of season drives us to apply concepts from the previous season in order to re-create something special in the new collection. Some ask for success, but we know that if we stop, we perish, so we live nonstop, evolving with the newest, applying the tradition of what we experienced already and looking for answers always with the same goal: to create the glasses dreamed by each of our customers.
Prodesign Denmark was originally founded in 1973 but ProDesign today is a completely different company compared to back then. Design philosophy, basic values and corporate identity have changed remarkably since the entire organization was restructured in 2000 and it is difficult to make direct comparison between then and now. Today, ProDesign is an ambitious company establishing a growing position in world markets through the ability to quickly recognize and pick up trends, supplying prompt deliveries, efficient inventory management, and support through our Danish headquarters and offices in Hamburg and San Francisco.
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702-B Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B4
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