In 1964, an Austrian company, Carrera, succeeded in developing a new plastic material, named OPTYL and received a patent. OPTYL is 20% lighter than ACETATE, which is still predominant in glasses industry and can keep luster for several decades.

In the early 1970s, the 1st brand that ordered CARRERA to use OPTYL to make their sunglasses was Christian Dior. In the first few years the designs were very avant-garde and big size. Then the designs got more “acceptable”. In 1976, the company OPTYL was launched. And after the few years, DUNHILL, PLAYBOY and many other brands made their sunglasses at OPTYL factories.

So the avant-garde designs in the first few years of 1970s Dior by Early OPTYL are rare and collectible now. Recently we got 3 models of them: 2029, D02 and D09.





The below is 1970s Christian Dior 2029

The below is 1970s Christian Dior D09

The below is 1970s Christian Dior D02

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If you are a collector of vintage sunglasses, you should know that the most famous and collectible sunglasses released in the 1970s is the FUTURA series by SILHOUETTE, Austria.

We recently got 3 pairs of the FUTURA of SILHOUETTE: MOD 562, 563 and 564.



Below is FUTURA 562 Yellow

Below is FUTURA 563 Orange x Yellow

Below is FUTURA 564 Green x Blue

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Today I would like to introduce you a new accessory brand (not vintage). Bana Itahashi, who was a member of SOLAKZADE, finally launched her own accessory brand. The name is BANAGE.

Each piece is hand made by herself, Bana Itahashi. The material she loves to use is heavy metals like Brass and Silver 950. She actually takes time to make each piece with feelings. Her personality naturally reflects on her works, I feel. Wild and delicate, soulful and cool. Truly original accessory brand with much humor, which never existed before.

At the time she doesnt work at SOLAKZADE. She worked for SOLAKZADE for about a year. But I knew she is truly warm person. She loved to “give something” to others. Not only when she made her works, she was regularly wrapped up doing something, imagining the person who would receive it. The same when she packed the item SOLAKZADE’s customer ordered.  We would like to keep supporting her honest and sincere brand to the best of our poor ability. she has been always living life to the extreme. Anyway you can enjoy this new website. You can something just purely beautiful at the same time.







(above) “warm”BRACELET BRASS

(above) “warm”BRACELET

(above) “BLACK MUKADE”BRACELET    “Mukade” is a Japanese word which means “centipede”.

(above) “KIBA”PIERCE BRASS   “Kiba” is a Japanese word meaning “tusk or fang”.

(above) leather case is also made by her hand





International order is welcome. Please feel free to email her. The website is only in Japanese now but she can read and write English.

VALENTINO is one of the most important designers in early 1990s. Here are the specially gorgeous designs by VALENTINO in early 1990s.


(above) MOD.554

(above) MOD.554

(above) MOD.554

(above) MOD.568

(above) MOD.540

(above) MOD.543

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