Designed in New York, handmade in Italy and France.

Designing a pair of Illesteva glasses happens in-house at our SoHo Studio.

Taking cues from downtown New York and inspiration from around the world, our styles are a direct product of our endlessly fascinating surroundings. We take passion for modern design and translate it into pieces that are fundamentally wearable.

Our frames are handmade exclusively by the leading manufacturers of luxury eyewear, in small family-owned factories in Italy and France. Only the highest grade materials are used. This meticulous process takes over 90 days and requires more than 50 steps from start to finish.

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From personal shopping to special events, our New York flagship in Soho is definitely worth stopping by.

Not in New York? No worries – we have 8 other retail shops that are just as amazing! You can find a list of all our store locations below.

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