The Sunglass Shoppe carries a variety of brands of eyewear that we truly love and support. One of those brands is State Optical Eyewear. Why do we love State Optical? Here are the top three reasons:

It started with family.

  1.  State Optical was co-created by two cousins who had an idea and went with it. They were often told their vision was impossible, but they continued to move forward to find a way to manufacture high-quality eyewear. After traveling around the world researching machinery and techniques to create their own eyewear, they finally partnered with two men who were executives at a family-owned eyewear company who shared their vision. It started with family.

State Optical is based in the U.S.

  1.  State Optical is a luxury eyewear brand designed and manufactured in the United States. This eyewear is a first of its kind in the U.S, and the owners are proud of this.  Each frame that is created goes through a 75-step process and takes hundreds of hours to create the perfect product.

Not only are they based in the United States, but the company keeps up with current events and how they can help. For example, the company donated all of its online sales from June 19, 2021, to the Open Your Eyes Scholarship in honor of the new Juneteenth holiday.

All Frames are Handcrafted

  1. State Optical designs its frames precisely to fit a person’s style and personality. Their employees are considered artists because of their work and the meticulous attention to detail they execute when creating eyewear frames. State Optical releases two lines a year (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter). Each collection has a unique story behind it. With over 35 eyewear craftsmen on their team, we are never disappointed with what they develop next!

Come and see what we mean about State Optical Eyewear by stopping in one of four Sunglass Shoppe locations in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and our newest location, Saugatuck, MI.