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Erkers1879 is our in-house heritage brand, focused on handcrafting, premium eyewear for over 144 years. The frames are designed using a subdued, modern color palette, blended with timeless, classic styles. We craft our eyewear using lightweight, high-quality materials, including biodegradable cellulose acetate, authentic metal rivets, surgical-grade stainless steel, and titanium.

Initially founded by our ancestors in 1879, our heritage brand encompasses the pride we take in our family's history. Each release tells a story of our family's past and the city of St. Louis. A gold emblem can be found on the temple tips of each frame, signifying the story behind the collection, and each frame is named after an area in or around the city.

Learn more about our family history


You can see and feel the difference our years of experience makes, from the detail-oriented designs to the silky-smooth finish of the frames.


Contact your local representative to inquire about the collection. If you've never worked with us, please fill out our vendor request form and a representative will contact you shortly to discuss our partnership. We look forward to hearing from you!

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