where are oakleys made

#FDAnswers: Where are Oakleys made?

A question we often hear at FramesDirect.com is “Where are Oakleys made?”

Before 2007, an identifying mark of genuine Oakleys was a “Made in USA” stamp etched on the inside of the temple. But when Oakley was acquired by Luxottica, some styles started being manufactured in other facilities around the world.

Oakley still strongly identifies as an American brand since their products are designed and engineered in California at their headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California (which is famous for its architecture.) But now many (genuine) Oakley products are manufactured in China.

Learn more about where Oakleys are made here

 

 

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V is for Violet, V is for Versace Sunglasses

Glamour, Elegance, Sensuality, Celebrity: all these words may come to mind when we think of the over-the-top pizzazz of Versace sunglasses. As an authorized dealer of designer brands, FramesDirect.com gets access to the latest additions to their collections. Recently Versace added some really fun new colors to their sunglasses selection, and we’re sensing a trend!

Purples. lilacs, mauves, plums, call them what you like, but VIOLET VERSACE just sounds right! Some of the new passionately purple styles are only available with prescription lenses. So now, with spring approaching, is a great time to get yourself set up with custom sunglasses fitted with your Rx. Then you’ll see as fabulously as you look!

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Wood Glasses & Wooden Sunglasses; Tapping into Nature’s Textures

Wooden sunglasses and glasses frames accents can no longer be considered a trend when they stick around this long (get it?) And like a tree that takes a lifetime time to grow to full height, these natural beauties are made to last. Taking advantage of the textures and colors wrought by Mother Nature herself, there is no better way to marry the sleek and fashionable with the earthy and organic.

Eyewear Trend: Browline Glasses Style

Retro trends always make a comeback. And recently, we’ve seen a revival in the 1950s browline style. The frames are often semi-rimless with a lightweight acetate across the front of the browline.

Non-prescription glasses, fake glasses, clear glasses…Just for FUN glasses.

Don’t be embarrassed, a lot of people do it – it’s totally normal. Well, totally normal for people like us who are obsessed with fashion, accessories, and eyewear. Of course, we can all wear sunnies regardless of whether our vision is 20/20, and sunglasses are always fun. BUT – the transformative quality of optical glasses (they can make you look smarter, more sophisticated, more serious, – or more serious about looking cute) is on another level.

Behind The Lens: Spring Photo Shoot

With a blizzard blowing in around the country it’s hard to wrap our heads around the thought of spring. But that’s exactly what we did just a few weeks ago. Although the weather was brisk we were lucky enough to shoot on a sunny day in Austin. Once again, we wanted to give our FramesDirect.com readers the exclusive behind the scenes seat.

Get The Look: Inspired by Burberry Eyewear

You know you’re winning at fashion when your outfit looks chic but it only took you a few minutes to put together.

So, what’s the trick?

Top 4 Cutest Sunglasses to Workout In (for women)

Many of the more glamorous shades we’re fond of for fashion’s sake, don’t quite cut it when you’re sweating it out in the elements. Now that lot of us have committed to New Year’s resolutions that involve getting more exercise and fresh air; its the right moment to assess 1) which sunglasses won’t slip down your nose when you sweat 2) which sunglasses are lightweight enough to stay comfy and 3) of those sunglasses, which are still gonna make you look cute…

Here are our Top 4 sporty-yet-cute shades that can be your fit-spiration

Award Recap: Golden Globe Style

When Maura Tierney accepted her Best Supporting Actress award at the Golden Globes, we were thrilled. She was the standout female celebrity that left on our favorite accessory during her acceptance speech. Glasses, of course.

Meet Beauty Editor Breann Bowman

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What do you love shopping at FramesDirect.com?

I love shopping FramesDirect.com because the site is honestly so easy to use. I have picky taste and will only shop particular designer eyewear. FramesDirect.com makes it easy to search for the styles I love, which enables me to get my shopping done quickly and move on to the next busy task life throws at me!