Embrace the Spirit
"Esprit" is French for "spirit" — something the famed clothing company has in spades. It all started in 1963 with a woman picking up a handsome hitchhiker in her VW beetle on her way to Tahoe City. Susie Buell and Doug Tompkins fell head over heels for one another and were married within six months of their fortuitous meeting. Just five years later, they started Esprit on the precepts of eco-awareness, sustainability, and social responsibility.
The same DNA that launched the brand to global recognition still pulses today, especially in the label's collection of eyeglasses for men and women. Our lineup at Coastal includes casual chic styles that embrace both the free spirit of the 1960s and a modern sensibility. You'll find playful cat eyes, rimless ovals and smart rectangles, all crafted from light-weight, contemporary materials like acetate and metal. Each frame comes with customizable options like progressive lenses, Kodak BlueReflect for digital screens, and sunglass tinting.