Joël Lesca designed his first range of spectacles in 1964. Fast-forward half a century to a time when vintage is all the rage, and you'll find his descendants still plying his trade on the über-hip Rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth. Sharing floor space with accessory boutique Meilleur Ami, Lesca Lunetier positively oozes chic retro charm.
The glasses on sale bear the imprint of the old-school tools with which the Lesca family make them, from their burnished finish to their muted colours. Far from the factory-made models sold by the big brands, these specs are the real deal: solid, original, made in France. New collections are often modelled on original Lesca designs from back in the day, and only 120 copies per colour are produced. Quality comes at a price – expect to pay around €200 for the frame – but you won't regret it. As the slogan goes, 'Often copied, never bettered.'
|Venue name:||Lesca Lunetier|
45 rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
|Transport:||Métro : Arts et Métiers|