Eyewear Lab Outlet - Spotting fake Oliver Peoples Glasses Frames on eBay.
This guide provides detailed information about genuine Oliver Peoples sunglasses and how to avoid the counterfeit versions (video below).
Confused? Re Oliver Peoples glasses and sunglasses made in Italy or Japan?
What to look for:
There are two lines: regular Oliver Peoples, which are made in Italy, and 'Oliver Peoples Vintage' which are made in Japan. Oliver Peoples Vintage are more expensive and might be harder to come by. Oliver Peoples Vintage seem to merely have more extravagant detailing (eg, metal nose bridge with tooled carving; metal earpieces), and they all seem to be riffs on the classic circular design that Oliver Peoples is known for.
The Oliver Peoples logo at end of left earpiece is very difficult to replicate, so if the seller posts a good photo of this, they're probably genuine. It's basically a little window in the plastic of the earpiece that houses a tiny metal cast of the Oliver Peoples logo (circular frames / triangular frames / square frames). When the logo catches the light, it reveals the logo as an actual metal cast of the logo, not merely a print or stamp. The logo is surrounded by little gold flourishes, and is NOT physically raised from the earpiece itself - the entire design is set WITHIN the window on the earpiece.
Oliver Peoples earpieces consist of plastic around metal (i.e. you can see through the plastic of the frame and see its metal skeleton). The metal part has the Oliver Peoples logo over and over again. like the earpiece logo, this would simply be difficult to replicate, so they're probably genuine if they have this.
The inner side of right earpiece, at end, will say "Made in Japan" for older models and "Hand Made in Italy" for newer models
The inner side of left earpiece, at end, will say CE on all models
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