The Left  Bank of the Seine,  in the vicinity of  the 6th arrondissement of Paris, was  renowned as a hub of intellectual and cultural activity.   For decades it's many night clubs and brasseries  facilitated much gay revelry ,philosophical discourse and musical innovation. [caption id="attachment_990" align="aligncenter" width="417"]Be-bop en cave, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, 1951 by Robert Doisneau Be-bop en cave, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, 1951 by Robert Doisneau[/caption]    Since 2002  a family has occupied a boutique at 30 rue Bonaparte which showcases two generations worth of expertise in the production of  eyewear.  Francis Klein, wife Michele and daughters Betty and Dixie instill the essence of the French 'joie de vivre'   into their  charming creations. 


   The Klein's have made their own acetates since the 1970's and often laminate patterned silk and feathers within the medium.  Hand set decorative elements such as crystals and beads are the hallmarks of these  truly unique and fanciful pieces.   DSC_0104         A  new selection of these Parisian  treasures is currently in stock at our stores.