How to Tell if Oliver Peoples Sunglasses Are Fake or Authentic
Yup! That is most definitely one of the high end brands. You must have heard that line that says, “Oliver Peoples on top of my pupils” by Pete Rock. Oliver Peoples is an American luxury eyewear brand, established in 1987. The company opened its first boutique in West Hollywood, California and appeared on the cover of German Vogue in 1987.
Since there are lots of rip-off designer sunglasses out there, eyeing which is genuine or fake can be quite a task. This post provides detailed information about genuine Oliver Peoples sunglasses and how to avoid purchasing a knock off.
As to whether the authentic Oakley is made in Italy or Japan, there are two sides to it: The regular Oliver Peoples, which are made in Italy, and ‘Oliver Peoples Vintage’ which are made in Japan. Oliver Peoples Vintage are more probably a tad bit more expensive and difficult to obtain.
What are those tell tale signs or markings that we ought to watch out out for? Purchasing a pair of original Oliver Peoples sunglasses is very important because the cheap knockoffs don’t provide any kind of protection.
1: The Oliver Peoples logo
The Oliver Peoples logo at end of left earpiece is something to watch out for. Check for the quality of the print, the colour and image quality of the logo. Also check that the logo and font matches that of used officially by Oliver Peoples.It’s basically a little window in the plastic of the earpiece that houses a tiny metal cast of the Oliver Peoples logo (circular frames / triangular frames / square frames). When the logo catches the light, it reveals the logo as an actual metal cast of the logo, not merely a print or stamp. The logo is surrounded by little gold flourishes, and is recessed within the window of the earpiece itself.
2: Oliver Peoples earpieces
This consists of a cast around the metal (i.e. you can see through the plastic of the frame and see its metal skeleton). The metal part has the Oliver Peoples logo over and over again. The inner side of right earpiece, at end, will say “Made in Japan” for older models and “Hand Made in Italy” for newer models
The inner side of left earpiece, at end, will say CE on all models
4: Seller’s location:
Where is the seller based? If the Sellers location is China and you are buying designer goods, there is a very high chance it is a fake.
If the price is too good to be true then its probably not. Why would any honest business man or woman sell an item for way below its RRP price? A price which is similar to other sellers is usually a good sign.