Garrett Leight California Optical is an independently owned eyewear brand founded in Venice Beach in 2010. Inspired by the art, fashion, photography, people, and places of California, GLCO brings fresh perspective to classic looks. Our frames are handmade with the finest materials and craftsmanship and sold at fine retailers all over the world.

For our Spring & Summer 2018 Collection we came back home to where the mountains roll into the sea and summer never really ends, with designs inspired by the beaches, streets, and motels of Los Angeles. We developed new sun and optical styles with thin metal constructions, all metal temples, detailed acetate beveling, and semi-flat lenses in a rainbow of poppy colors. We pulled from different decades freely — car details from the 1950s, 60s movie stars, metal designs of the 70s, oversized 80s shapes, and 90s acetates — to create retro-influenced and youthful, fashion forward styles perfect for now.


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