Lafont is a celebrated and trustworthy French eyewear manufacturer boasting over ninety years of professional experience. Its deep expertise in designing and crafting high-end glasses along with a strong emphasis on refinement and Parisian chic have made the brand one of the most iconic in the industry. The company is proud of its unique family values and traditions resonating throughout the business. Embodying French Flair, Lafont frames are synonymous with good taste and exceptional quality. They feature a perfect balance between alluring design and cutting-edge technology, along with harmony of colors and textures.
The illustrious brand offers various outstanding eyewear collections that all have one thing in common: a somewhat rebellious and modern touch of elegance. To provide both style and comfort in daily use, Lafont glasses are made from innovative mix-and-match materials: tartan or Liberty print fabrics inserted between two layers of top-grade acetate, panther designs, horn and tortoise shell. The frames are available in over 200 style and color combinations for men, women, and kids. A rich heritage of French culture and lighthearted taste is seen through each and every pair of Lafont spectacles carefully crafted in the workshops of Jura.
Lafont eyewear is designed to surprise and gladden the wearer’s eye with effortless luxury and chic. Intriguing designs, extravagant patterns and bold colors are combined to satisfy the most sophisticated fashionista. With each frame 100% made in France, The House of Lafont has earned the OFG Label (France Origin Guarantee), delivered by Bureau Veritas. The Certification makes the brand stand out from the competition and solidifies its position as a core French eyewear industry player. We, at EuroOptika, are extremely proud to be an authorized dealer in NYC for opulent Lafont glasses. We’re waiting for you at our eyewear shop to help you pick up the perfect pair.
The brand’s commitment to impeccable quality and timeless design are now sought after by customers not only in France but around the globe. Lafont won multiple international awards, including The Best Sunglasses of the Year in 2006 in Paris, Best Women Eyewear of the Year in Tokyo in 2006, and The Best Kids Eyewear of the Year in 2000 and 2007 at the Silmo in Paris. The latest award-winning design is the new HUGO frame for kids, which has demonstrated the brand’s excellence in pediatric optics. The design has won the 2020 Silmo d’Or award for its extremely comfortable, ergonomic construction, which makes it perfect for young eyeglass wearers.
Lafont is much more than just another eyewear brand striving for world recognition; it is 4 generations in the optical business from 1923, the iconic name synonymous with Parisian elegance and chic. Featuring almost a century of experience in the industry, the manufacturer creates eyewear that combines a modern, eye-catching design with the latest technology. For over 40 years Lafont has manufactured its products in the Jura region of France, in close collaboration with the Thierry Company. Nowadays, 85% of all glasses obtain an OFG (Origin France Guarantee) certification that assures the French origin of products.
The story of a namesake brand began in 1923, when Louis Lafont opened a small boutique with eyeglasses and hearing aids. In 1972, Philippe (Louis’ grandson) along with his wife Laurence, a Parisian fashion designer, established the brand Lafont and unveiled their first exclusive collection of luxury glasses. Since then, the couple has designed and crafted many unique, innovative products and collaborated with major fashion houses such as Chanel and Hermès. Today, the company operates four boutiques under its own name and distributes to over forty countries worldwide. It is now headed by two Lafont brothers Thomas and Matthieu, who continue transforming spectacles into an iconic fashion accessory.