A heritage brand born in the heart of West Hollywood, on Sunset Boulevard, Oliver Peoples was founded in 1987 with the opening of its first boutique. From the beginning, Oliver Peoples had a passion for superior product, a distinctive culture rooted in California, and an obsession with service. The first Oliver Peoples designs were inspired by an estate collection of vintage American-made eyewear purchased by the founders of the brand, brothers Larry and Dennis Leight, in the late 1980’s. The Lot included a receipt signed with the name "Oliver Peoples", who they believed was the original owner or distributor. The vintage aesthetic that inspired the first collections remains at the heart of the brand. “Our vision was to design an original and authentic collection of eyewear, utilize innovative marketing strategies, and create a unique retail experience in our own gallery.” - Larry Leight, Founder & Creative Director.