What is Cartier Eyewear?

What is Cartier Eyewear and who owns Cartier Eyewear?

Cartier provides men’s and women’s sunglasses and optical eyewear for the fashionably-inclined and luxury-minded. From classic to contemporary frame styles, made with precious metals, wood, and real horn, the collection is the epitome of luxury, befitting the maison’s name.

What is Cartier Eyewear?

Cartier is the iconic French jeweler and luxury brand known for its watches and wildly-popular Love bangle bracelets made with precious metals. The label’s collection of optical eyeglasses and sunglasses is summarized as “timeless aesthetics and luxurious precision.”

shop heron preston on italistThe eyewear collection from the jeweler has a cult following in cities like Detroit, where the frames are ubiquitous, and a strong tradition within the NFL.

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Cartier’s Eyewear line follows many of the maison’s most popular motifs first introduced on items of jewelry and on timepieces, including Santos, Panthère, Première, and Pasha.

The frames are made using titanium metal primarily, but also come in special editions made with real horn, rare woods, and even calfskin leather, all paired with iconic gradient lenses which can be made with a prescription or not.

Think of Cartier glasses as an extension of the brand’s aesthetics into jewelry you just happen to wear on your face and see clearly through. Just because it’s functional doesn’t mean it can’t be highly precious and a stylish statement.

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Who Owns Cartier Eyewear?

Cartier is part of the Richemont Group, a Paris-based luxury conglomerate specializing in high-end jewelry and watch brands.

In March 2017, Kering and Richemont announced a partnership agreement for the development, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of the Maison Cartier and some of their other brands’ eyewear categories, resulting in Richemont becoming a shareholder of Kering Eyewear.

The group owns and operates 27 different brands and retailers, including Cartier high-end jewelry peers like Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Who Makes Cartier Eyewear?

Cartier frames are created by Kering Eyewear, and crafted by artisans primarily in Italy, though some may be made in Japan, depending on the style and materials, which is true for most Kering Eyewear brands.

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Cartier Eyewear On Sale

This collection is available now on italist.com, and as you might have guessed, can be had for a significant savings over listed retail price throughout the world.

If you know which style you like, and have confirmed that it fits your face shape and personal style, our selection comes directly from some of Italy’s best luxury optical boutiques at a huge savings.

Discover the entire Cartier eyeglasses and sunglasses collection on italist now.

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About the Author

Alex English is the Head of Content Marketing at italist.com, building on a lifelong passion for fashion and luxury. After publishing a lifestyle blog for nearly ten years and obtaining an MBA in Milan at SDA Bocconi, one of Europe’s top business schools, he joined the italist team in 2019. His work since then has focused on upper-funnel messaging, brand storytelling, establishing italist as a thought leader in the space, and enriching the customer experience on the platform. Find him on LinkedIn.