The Gucci brand is known worldwide, with it's popularity skyrocketing first in the 1950's, and again in the 21st century. Gucci bags, watches, clothing and perfumes can be spotted daily on celebrities from all cultures. Originally established in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, the company started out manufacturing high quality leather baggage and luggage. Gucci's ability to overcome it's humble beginnings to become a powerhouse in high fashion is a small business success story for the ages.
Gucci entered the eyeglasses and sunglasses vertical in the 1960's with chic styling complete with the double G logo (made famous by the green and red bags Gucci supplied to soldiers during WWII). In the 1990's, Gucci hired legendary designer Tom Ford to prepare a ready to wear line, and his creative influence significantly shaped the Gucci style.
Gucci eyeglasses and eyewear offer a variety of styles for both men and women ranging from clean chic sophistication, to the heritage styling of the brand's Italian (Florence) beginnings. Most styles follow an oval or soft rectangle shape, with a recent influence of thick-rimmed styles. Whether chic or heritage, Gucci glasses always invoke a youthful look.
From the beginning, Gucci's claim to fame has been the high quality materials they use, and the high quality workmanship of their products. This rings true today and may be the biggest reason the Gucci brand is still so successful - everyone understands value and craftsmanship.