Sleek and sexy eyeglasses - an Italian fashion must.

Many people don't know that eyeglasses were invented by a Florentine in the 1200s, but it perhaps explains why you might notice that Florentines will very often be seen flaunting them, whether they be regular optical eyeglasses (with or without a prescription!) or sunglasses (as a rule, Italians are allowed to wear sunglasses indoors, or at night, without being ridiculed. It's an Italian fashion thing, like fur coats).

From sleek aviator styles to colourful plexi styles to 60s style cats-eye glasses you will find all the iconic styles, neatly displayed like a museum exhibit. Find labels such as the covetable and understated Oliver Peoples, Okki and Paul Smith at the stylish L'Occhialaio.