Boston Magazine If your eyewear shopping experience involves multiple rounds of “What do you think about these?” pay a visit to Lunette Optic’s glossy Financial District showroom, where skilled opticians blessed with saint-like patience make suggestions about the shapes, styles, and colors best suited for your face shape and personality.
Boston Magazine Just in time for beach season, Boston’s Lunette Optic selects its favorite shades.
Boston Home Hit the road in style. The Row for Oliver Peoples “O’Malley NYC” sunglasses, $490, Lunette Optic.
February, 26th 2016
Boston Globe By The Row for Oliver Peoples, $490 at Lunette, 121 High St., Boston, 617-338-7200
Boston Magazine There’s never been a better time to maximize your outlook. From Anne et Valentin’s perforated spectacles to Burberry’s ombré numbers, eye-catching options of every hue abound for the geek-chic set.
Boston Magazine The contacts create a clearly defined outline around the iris and use iris-inspired designs that have light-effect patterns to add depth and dimension without changing the eye’s natural coloring. These new lenses enhance the outer ring subtly to make your eyes appear younger, brighter, and larger. This in turn gives your lids a lift, making you look refreshed. Bonus: they also have UV blocking.
The Untouchables For some extra-special sunnies and eyeglasses, I headed to Lunette Optic, where funky frames from indie imports like Face a Face and ic! Berlin outnumber mainstream labels.
February, 8th 2015
Boston Globe Clubmaster sunglasses by Ray-Ban, $180 at Lunette Optic, 121 High Street, Boston, 617-338-7200
Boston Magazine Isabel Marant for Oliver Peoples “Daria” metal sunglasses, $365, Lunette Optic
Boston Common Sophisticated French designer Isabel Marant and effortlessly cool California brand Oliver Peoples team up to create two must-have sunglasses. Meet Matt and Daria: two styles that exude high quality craftsmanship while radiating a vintage sleek 1970s vibe. The Matt offers a masculine teardrop lens that pays homage to American aviation, while the Daria proposes a more feminine oversized look with a minimalistic, bohemian frame. Each style comes in a multitude of colors, ranging from ombré silver to rose gold. $365.
Boston Globe Oliver Peoples just introduced two new styles created by Parisian "it" designer Isabel Marant. True to Marant’s trademark aesthetic, the sunglasses blend luxe minimalist sensibilities with a sexy bohemian vibe. The vintage-inspired silhouettes are rendered in five color combinations, including two distinctly cool feminine looks: pink lenses in rose gold metal frames and mirrored peach lenses in light gold. Marant sums up her design philosophy on the glasses this way: “I wanted timeless sunglasses that you can wear every day, even when it rains.” Bring on the clouds. $365 at Lunette Optic.
Boston Common Trendsetter Ted Mogtader has opened a new outpost of Lunette Optic in Lynnfield. Check out the new line of high-tech sunglasses from designer and architect Philippe Starck, Starck Eyes, created in collaboration with Alain Mikli and fashioned in aluminum, titanium and acetate.
Boston Magazine After 25-plus years in the optical business, Lunette Optic's husband-and-wife owner's, Ted Mogtader and Michelle Rahimian, knew precisely what they wanted for their new house-brand eyewear collection, Mora (combining the first letters of their last names). You might even say they had a vision. "We always felt like there was a gap in the market for stuff that's unique and different and doesn't just follow trends," Mogtader says. "Our styles are clean, simple and a little retro." It took a couple of years for the duo to find the right manufacturer for their acetate and titanium designs (crafted in France and Japan, respectively) and get the prototypes perfect. The result is a line of refined, unisex specs that feel at home among frames from Anne et Valentin, IC! Berlin and other high-end designers already on Lunette's shelves.
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Boston Magazine A good pair of sunglasses possesses a strange power to make you look and feel glamorous, even when you're slumming it in sweats. Lunette Optic has long been our trusted guide to finding such shades. Pros whisk you from case to case, pointing out the right style for your face and the level of protection and price you're seeking. Ready to splurge? Check out the specs from Tom Ford and Barton Perreira.
Boston Common Ted Mogtader of Lunette Optic has also seen retro frames make a big splash this summer. "The classic wayfarer and Clubmaster look with mirrored lenses is really in style," he says. Frames made of Bubinga wood from Gold & Wood and Chrome Hearts make a statement, as do matte finishes in black and tortoiseshell from IC Berlin—all guaranteed to add the perfect top note to your summer ensemble. Lunette Optic, 121 High St., 617-338-7200
Coup Boston Chanel Bijou Shades It doesn't matter where your sunny spot of choice is, as long as these lenses accompany you. They are fronted by dark tortoise and flanked by intricate opulent pale gold filigree that's been polished to shine nearly as bright as the rays they protect you from. $1050 at lunetteoptic.com
Boston Magazine Lunette Optic has the special edition eyeglasses and sunglasses. For Oliver Peoples' 25th anniversary, founder and creative director Larry Leight put a long lost design into production — he came across the circa-1989 sketch of the XXV-RV and XXV-S styles while searching through his personal archive.
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Boston Common Ted Mogtader’s cozy Financial District store, Lunette Optic (121 High St., 617-338-7200), is the go-to spot for glasses and sunglasses for the city’s most fashionable businessmen and women. Mogtader has long carried under-the-radar brands, such as Barton Perreira and Anne Et Valentin, at his three stores. This season he's seeing new shapes and must-have colors emerge from brands like Chanel, Chrome Hearts, and Oliver Peoples. Browse the slideshow below to preview Mogtader’s spring favorites, all available at Lunette Optic.