Established in the early 1980’s, Anne et Valentin have been providing the world with exceptional optical frame designs that reflect their customer’s lives. Business partners Anne and Valentin launched their first collection in Toulouse, France in 1984, and successfully introduced the world to their unique style.
Known for their upmarket, hand-made build, each piece produced by Anne et Valentin eyewear is individually created to provide their wearer with years of enjoyment and value. A 30-step hand cutting and finishing process, along with a complement of modern machinery, ensures that each frame is manufactured to exacting standards.
Dedicated to their customer’s unique personality and particularities, Anne et Valentin collections offer over 1,000 styles. Their focus is on making frames that aren’t just a fashion statement, but your signature trademark. In this way, Anne et Valentin has created frames that help define your style.
They are able to make such outstanding designs because of their narrow audience. They believe, as do we, that a tightly-focused distribution channel for their products allows for the ever-so-important relationship between the optical retailer and the customer to thrive. Anne et Valentin only uses the finest optometrists to distribute their products, and we are proud to be among them.
Frames by Anne et Valentin are made only in France and Japan. This exclusivity is due to the superior materials available in both countries. The French specialize in materials such as acetate, plastic, and natural frame works; Japan contains the highest quality titanium in the world. We love how Anne et Valentin uses the best materials available to provide customers with high-end design and uncompromising durability.
Despite distributing frames all over the world, a man-made part of the construction process is retained. Frames are designed and iterated upon by skilled artisans, and technicians in both France and Japan apply finishing treatments to the completed frame. This personalized approach, combined with the use of superior materials, is part of what makes Anne et Valentin so unique.
It’s no surprise that we’re big fans of Anne et Valentin’s work. We appreciate the detail placed into each frame; Anne et Valentin combine ergonomics with rigid technical specifications, resulting in frames that really are a step above the usual.
Anne et Valentin has earned a reputation for stunning design. As a fashion-forward brand, their designs innovate in the optical space and help push the entire industry forward. The heart of their signature designs stem from the intimacy of their company- as a boutique optical brand, they are free to experiment and innovate.
If it’s time to update your look (or prescription), a new pair of Anne et Valentin frames may be just what the doctor ordered. Visit us in Pointe Grey to try on some new styles and see if a pair of Anne et Valentin frames are perfect for you.