Berlin

Lunettes Brillenagentur

A naked face is a blank canvas, and no one is going to take you seriously in this city unless you frame it with a decent pair of Brille.

A naked face is a blank canvas, and no one is going to take you seriously in this city unless you frame it with a decent pair of Brille. Your glasses of choice will project your personality so pick with care: thick, black rimmed spectacles convey a post-modern sense of irony, black wayfarers are de rigueur if you totally love art, or make them neon to show that you like to party until the afternoon of the day after tomorrow. Now: no one except Italian tourists wear shades shouting couture initials unless … they are vintage.

Two years ago Uta Geyer, herself a glasses wearer, set the trend in Prenzlauer Berg with Lunettes, a small boutique full of hand-picked antiques from the 20th century: vintage designer (Ray Ban, Christian Dior), costume sunglasses and frames for prescription glasses, all in mint condition and all oh-so-reasonably priced.