Hooray ! What a beaut of a week we are having… not that I ever need an excuse to pop my shades on :)
A few years ago now, I came across a really superb sunglasses brand called Retrosun – who specialize in vintage unworn sunglasses.
The founder behind Retrosun and this weeks ‘Inspire Me’ interviewee – Nicole Miller, discovered a warehouse full of retro sunglasses, created Retrosun and hasn’t looked back. Her company has become a well known brand name to fashionistas and vintage lovers – you will often spot Retrosun shades in fashion magazines and worn by celeb’s including Rhianna, Will.i.am, Nicole Richie and Cheryl Cole…
Stocking designer brands such as Christian Dior, Gucci, Rayban and Porsche – all original and in pristine condition ranging from the 70s, 80s and 90s – Retrosun offer something a bit unique and special.. that’s why I love ’em ! :)….
Nicole, What inspired you to start Retrosun.. was this something you always wanted to do ?
Having worked as a style consultant in the past for a number of different brands, I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting collections ! When I came across a small collection of amazing ‘70s Christian Dior sunglasses on a buying trip, I knew that I’d found something special ! The design and intricate detailing were so inspirational and unlike anything I’d seen before – definitely something that I’d want to buy for myself. That’s how Retrosun began!
How would you describe your brand ?
A completely unique, young brand. All of our sunglasses are original unworn vintage – it’s so exciting to find a new brand or style and we refurbish each frame with love and care to ensure that they arrive with every customer in perfect condition. The originality of the frame and brand always remains intact, resulting in a completely unique, beautiful frame which will last a lifetime.
You source your stock from all over the world – how does this work ?
Now that would be telling !
Do you have a favourite fashion era and why ?
I love the laidback influences of ‘70s style. The oversized silhouettes of ‘70s sunglasses are perfect for adding a hint of glamour.
What’s the best thing about running your own company ?
The daily challenges are what excite me most about running my own business. No two days are the same and it’s great to be involved in every aspect of the company. Retrosun is my passion and I absolutely adore finding exceptionally rare sunglasses. Many of our vintage sunglasses are one-off, making it even more exciting to get my hands on a real piece of design history ! It’s really fulfilling to see Retrosun in the press and hear customer feedback through our Social Media, and so exciting to develop collaborations with amazing new boutiques across the world !
Tell us what’s in store for Retrosun in the near future..
As the Retrosun brand develops, our main aim is to continue sourcing amazing, unique stock along with exciting one of a kind pieces ! We’ve recently sourced a beautiful collection of vintage YSL which we’ve been previewing on our social media. There are also fantastic collaborations in the pipeline so keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on these ! We’re constantly running competitions and special offers for our Facebook and Twitter followers – we love to hear feedback and suggestions so please keep in touch and let us know what you think of Retrosun !
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Ps – Don’t for get to enter my ‘bespoke retro print skirt’ Giveaway – it ends this Friday 27th July at 5pm! :)