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About the BrandCarrera specialises in stylish, high-end eyewear. They started out by creating goggles for demanding sports and have been recognised for their outstanding products ever since. This European brand has now been selling glasses and sunglasses for 60 years.
Carrera’s HistoryCarrera was founded in Austria by Wilhelm Anger in 1956 when the entrepreneur began selling sports goggles. Carrera was initially wholly a sports eyewear company and this led Anger to name his company after the Carrera Panamericana; a long and very dangerous car race held in Mexico. Throughout its history, the brand has produced glasses for a variety of demanding sports including skiing and cycling. Anger, however, didn’t want to merely offer the same as other people. He was dedicated to creating something new and advancing the science of eyewear. In 1964 Anger developed an innovative new plastic to use for his glasses. It was ideal for his products as it was harder wearing than the conventional acetate, yet weighed 20% less. He named his patented product ‘Optyl’ and it remains the material of choice for many glasses to this day. Anger also helped develop changes in the overall design of glasses. A fantastic example of this is his collaboration with Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in 1979. The result was The Carrera Porsche Design Collection, including folding glasses and interchangeable lenses. In 1981 Carrera began to offer prescription frames as well as their highly successful sports designs. The exceptional design and advanced eyewear technology became available to everyone and the brand grew in popularity.
Recent NewsThe Safilo Group, based in Italy, acquired Carrera in 1996. Since then, the brand has launched in the US and continues to assert its presence. Today, the sunglasses from this brand draw attention. They offer classic design with a contemporary twist to create outstanding products. When you browse the range we’re confident you’ll find an amazing new pair of designer sunglasses to upgrade your style.
Carrera Sunglasses at Eyewear FashionsProducts from this brand are backed by a heritage of innovation in design and offer supreme quality. Not only do Carrera sunglasses look great, they are made from high quality materials and protect your eyes too. You’ll find a fantastic selection of Carrera sunglasses at Eyewear Fashions. We only stock genuine products from trusted suppliers, giving you total peace of mind as you shop. When you’ve chosen your sunglasses, we’ll ship them to you with all the same accessories, in the same immaculate condition you’d expect from a high street store. The only difference is the price!
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