ABOUT US

BARBOULENE : DESIGNER FRAMES AND SELLER OF VINTAGE GLASSES FROM THE 70s, 80s

PASSIONATED FROM AN EARLY AGE BY THE WORLD OF FASHION AND WHAT GRAVITATES AROUND IT, WE HAVE VERY QUICKLY DECIDED TO CREATE OUR BRAND. HOWEVER WE WERE IN AN IMPASSE AND ASKED OURSELVES: SHOULD WE CREATE A GLASSES BRAND OR A CLOTHING BRAND? THE CHOICE WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT SO THEREFORE WE DECIDED TO COMBINE BOTH. IT’S FROM THAT MOMENT IN 2012, THAT BARBOULENE HAS BECOME A FRENCH HOUSE OF READY TO WEAR AND ACCESSORIES. OUR FIRST COLLECTION READY TO WEAR AND OUR FIRST SUNGLASS MODEL “THE POSEIDON” HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN 2013.
OUR GREATEST INSPIRATION COMES FROM THE ROARING TWENTIES OF LOS ANGELES. BEING FANS SINCE ALWAYS OF HISTORICAL FILMS AND TV SERIES SUCH AS THE WOKE UP THIS MORNING, CASINO, HIT, DONNIE BRASCO OR EVEN GOODFELLAS, WE HAVE FOUND VERY QUICKLY OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTION IN THE VINTAGE DOMAINE.
WE ABSOLUTELY TAKE AT HEART TO SHARE OUR PASSION FOR VINTAGE CULTURE, THIS IS THE REASON FOR WHICH WE MAINLY COMMERCIALIZE OUR CREATIONS AS WELL AS MOUNTING BRAND MARK FROM THE 70’S TO 90’S SUCH AS CARRERA, RODENSTOCK, ZEISS ETC AND ALL CUSTOMIZED BY OUR OWN CARE IN OUR WORKSHOP. THEREFORE, WE WILL OFFER MOUNTS FROM YESTERYEAR WHICH WILL STAY UNEXPECTED BECAUSE THEY ARE ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC. THE GREAT MAJORITY OF VINTAGE MODELS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ONE COPY AS SOME OF THEM ARE HARD TO OBTAIN.
OUR ONLINE SHOP WILL BE IN CONSTANT EVOLUTION AND YOU CAN ALSO FIND INNOVATIVE COLLECTIONS OF READY TO WEAR BARBOULENE IN COLLABORATION WITH OTHER BRANDS THAT SHARE THE SAME VALUES AS WE: SHARING AND VINTAGE CULTURE.

THE BARBOULENE HOUSE IS NOT A BRAND, IT IS ALSO A STATE OF MIND,B.ROLLANDFOUNDER & CEO

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BARBOULENE TEAM'S

OUR DESIGN OFFICE DIGS OUT REALLY HARD IN THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD TO COME UP WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PAIRS OF VINTAGE GLASSES .
A REAL WORK OF RESEARCH IS DONE TO GIVE YOU SATISFACTION AND EVERY FRAME IS TREATED BY OUR EXPERT IN EYEWEAR.

B. ROLLAND

CO-FOUNDER AND CREATOR

It took him several years to realize his dream of being able to create and propose his concept to the world. Considered a conductor, he is there to lead his team upward because he can not move forward without it.

JACOB

COMMERCIAL

Gifted to find the most exceptional glasses in places where nobody would have thought of going to get them. Jacob also deals with negotiations and pricing to offer you our mounts at the fairest prices.

LINDSAY

PHOTOGRAPHER

With an unparalleled eye and an artistic direction . Lindsay brings her personal touch to all product photography. She has this habit of being very perfectionist which could be a quality too.

TARIK

WEB DESIGNER

True web development architect, we often ask him to do the impossible to provide you with the most optimized and ergonomic website possible.

ALBERTO

EYEWEAR EXPERT

He has been a vintage glasses collector for more than 15 years. With such an experience, he is a true library of the history of the world of glasses. In addition, he also restores damaged frames to bring back their shine of yesteryear.

BONNIE

PRESS OFFICER

She likes to read, she loves to write more with this pen of writer. Bonnie is responsible for the composition of our blog articles, the selection of illustrations on the website as well as our social networks. Let’s not forget her favourite task: writing the newsletter.

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