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SLIM LINES, TIMELESS SHAPES AND CLASSIC DESIGN, DARKSIDE EYEWEAR ARE HANDMADE IN PORTUGAL BY SKILLED ARTISANS, BECAUSE IT'S COOL TO HIDE BEHIND A DARK LENS, BUT IF THEY'RE UNIQUE, EVEN BETTER. 

BUY LESS, BUY BETTER, BE AUTHENTIC

 
 

We believe in ‘buy better, buy less’ so we build eyewear that lasts beyond seasons and trends, using the labour-intensive manual processes that define handmade eyewear.

Personality, quality and timelessness is DARKSIDE’s motto, positioning it as a unique brand. It designs exclusively for consumers looking for sophisticated, urban models. No big shiny logos or crazy too-trendy designs here - just timeless shapes and high quality handmade eyewear courtesy of skilled artisans in Portugal. More than a fashion accessory our sunglasses are unique pieces that give elegance to the everyday life.

Seeking inspiration in minimalism and urban culture, the brand creates raw, strong and clean shape sunglasses. They’re perfect for those who wear them as an uniform.

 
 

All DARKSIDE Eyewear products are designed in our Porto studio and 100% handmade in a small local factory. Each finished frame is then individually shaped, balanced and hand-polished to make sure the wearer has the feeling of wearing something really special every time they wear their DARKSIDEs.

 
 

We use Italian acetate Mazzucchelli, for lightweight and comfortable frames, and high quality CR39 lenses. All the sunglasses come with a leather pouch, also handmade in Portugal.

TAKE A STEP BACK. BREATH IN, BREATH OUT. TAKE YOUR TIME. TAKE IT SLOW!

It’s a subtle revolution. No explosions. No fights. Slow living is now a rising value at the heart of all the worries . It’s no more a concept but a reality and it’s transforming lives.

Today, all over the world, we dream of having time. We want a slowing of the pace and we look for answers on how to achieve it. We’ve had enough of running, from morning to night, saturated with computers and smartphones attached to the body, hands clasped to the screens, when they could have been caressing, carving, transforming. We’re fed up with the imperatives of ‘more’: more profitable; more results, which we forcefully privilege to the detriment of personal, intimate, family, love life or friends.

So why this need to slow down if mankind has done nothing but accelerate the march, from discovery to discovery, from progress to progress, supposedly for our benefit? Maybe we’ve reached the breaking point. The Internet, e-mails and smartphones initially caused an understandable drunkenness. But now, we’re hungover. 

 
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