Ellis and Killpartrick are proud to offer a wide range of high quality luxury brands. See our gallery for our latest frames.
On March 30th 1898 , Louis, son of Alfred Cartier, married Andrée-Caroline Worth, heir to the greatest Parisian fashion house, who brought to CARTIER her experience of Parisian society.
CARTIER ensured exclusivity for an extravagant collection of ladies’ watches by signing a contract with Edmond Jaeger.
This was just the start of the world famous Cartier brand, and Ellis and Killpartrick are proud to showcase this most exclusive of all luxury brands.
If comfort and style are your desire, Lindberg are the ones for you. Light weight and super stylish, these frames make you feel like you have nothing on.
They were the first eyewear company to offer a hinge-less and screw-less design called the LINDBERG AIR Titanium; originally created in 1983, it was not dispensed until 1986 due to the meticulous developments the product had to undergo before it was approved. In 2011, the company won the Silmo Gold award. This is the most prestigious international award in the eyewear industry which demonstrates the level of standard the company strives to.
The company’s biggest achievement was being granted the royal warrant by the Danish court. HM Queen Margethe II of Denmark and HRH Henrik of Denmark are usually seen wearing of the LINDBERG AIR Titanium frames.
Now the fastest growing premium polarised sunglass maker in the world, Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colours of the island to life, our fledgling company engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, our Classic Collection was introduced. And with that, we have steadily built a cult following.
A mad scientist named Jim Jannard began questioning the limits of industry standards. “No one believed my ideas,” said Jim. “No one would listen.” In 1975, he went into business for himself. Jim started Oakley with $300 and the simple idea of making products that work better and look better than anything else out there.
In his garage lab, Jim developed a new kind of motorcycle handgrip with a unique tread and a shape that fit the rider’s closed hand. “Everything in the world can and will be made better,” Jim told skeptics, “The only questions are, ‘when and by whom?’” Top pros took notice of the new design and its material that actually increased grip with sweat.
For Jim, that meant challenging the limits of conventional thinking. His homespun company was struggling yet his next invention would become a mainstay in MX racing for 17 years. Jim created the O Frame® goggle with a lens curved in the perfect arc of a cylinder. Pros like Mark Barnett, Marty Smith, Johnny O‘Mara and Jeff Ward championed its clarity and wide peripheral view.
Jim went back to his lab and started reinventing sunglasses for sports. Few believed it could be done successfully, and most thought the industry’s big companies could not be challenged. Jim used innovations from his previous inventions to create “Eyeshades®,” a design that began an evolution of eyewear from generic accessory to vital equipment.
One of Ellis and Killpartrick’s favourite brands due the quality of their workmanship and individuality.
Oliver Peoples is an eyewear manufacturer of glasses and sunglasses, established in 1986 by Larry and Dennis Leight. The company was founded in West Hollywood, CA and first appeared on the cover of German Vogue in 1987. It began selling vintage frames from a boutique and now includes a number of brands, including Oliver Peoples Vision and Paul Smith Spectacles.
Celebrity wearers include Jeff Goldblum, Nick Nolte, Ringo Starr, Gloria Estefan and Madonna.
Louis-Ulysse Chopard was the son a farmer from Sonvilier who when he was 24 quickly conquered Switzerland and the world with precision made and reliable unique chronometers and pocket watches, helping him to export to such places as the court of Tsar Nicholas II in Russia. With no heirs interested in running the business Paul Andre Chopard agreed for the take-over of the jewellery business by the Scheufele family in 1963.
Chopard is now one of the last family-run watchmaking and jewellery companies and is currently the official timekeeper for the classic car race Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. They continue to have a close connection with motor sport and are sponsors of the Le Mans winning Porsche team.
Its all in the detail with Paul Smith, ask to see a frame and find hidden treats!
In business for over 40 years Paul Smith had established himself as the pre-eminent British designer. Paul Smith has an ability to anticipate, and even spark off trends not only fashion but in the wider context of popular culture. He manages to transmit a genuine sense of humour and mischief mixed with his love of tradition and the classics. Today there are 14 different collections; Paul Smith for men and women, PS by Paul Smith, Paul Smith Jeans, Paul Smith London, R.Newbold (Japan only), Paul Smith Black, Paul by Paul Smith, Paul Smith Accessories, Paul Smith Shoe. Paul Smith rugs, china, spectacles and fragrance are made under license.
Designed in Nottingham and London, the Paul Smith collections are primarily produced in England and Italy while the fabrics used are mainly of Italian, French and British origin.
Number one for Italian style. From Jensen Button, Enzo Ferrari, Tom Cruise, Jude Law, Sharon Stone to Steve Mcqueen. Nothing says style like our selection of Persol Sunglasses and Spectacles.
Turin 1917, Giuseppe Ratti, photographer and owner of Berry Opticians, began an adventure destined to lead to international success. Indeed, it was in a small courtyard in Via Caboto that he began to make technically advanced glasses, designed to satisfy the demands of pilots and sports drivers who required comfort, protection and optimum vision.
The creation of the Persol trademark (Persol from “per il sole” meaning “for the sun”, highlighting their function of protection against the sun’s rays).
Style, authenticity, freedom of expression, quality and functionality are the key values underpinning the Ray-Ban philosophy, for generations the undisputed world leader in sunglasses and vision eyewear.
Ray-Ban began production in 1937 with the Aviator model designed for the American Air Force and subsequently used throughout World War II, and became part of the Luxottica brand portfolio in 1999.
Ray-Ban, always synonymous with high quality lenses and materials, are the sunglasses par excellence. They are by far the most widely sold in the world, due to their style and unique design, and, today, more than ever, they are loved and worn by countless celebrities from the film world and by international trendsetters.
With exciting styles and materials we love to get people fitted with hi-tech Tag Frames.
The Tag Heuer Philosophy:
A powerful combination of integrated design, superior materials, ergonomic engineering, and ‘100% Made in France’ development and production, deliver eyewear that remains unrivalled in performance and patented innovation.
The world famous gentleman's luxury brand.
Founded by Alfred Dunhill at the dawn of the age of motoring the brand has led to a journey spanning the globe many times over. An interesting quirky product launched in 1903 for early motorists (called “motorities”) were the Dunhill “Bobby Finders” binocular glasses which were introduced to enable motorists to spot policemen intent on handing out speeding tickets….to quote from the product literature “will spot a policeman at half a mile even if disguised as a respectable man”....plus ca change!
100 years later the brand continues to realise his vision of innovation for the contemporary gentleman.