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High Speed Style from Carrera

Posted On 20 May 2014

Named after the Carrera Panamericana – a classic 1950s sports car race – Carrera sunglasses channel the daring spirit of motor racing and are built for life in the fast lane.

As Carrera founder Wilhelm Anger recalls, the idea of naming his brand of sports eyewear occurred to him whilst driving at 150kph around the Italian countryside which, given the Carrera Panamericana’s tales of drivers careering round mountainside tracks, definitely makes sense!

Starting out dealing exclusively in sports eyewear, Carrera were first in establishing sports eyewear as a fashion accessory. Although for many Carrera is a fashion brand first and foremost, their sporting heritage remains proudly visible with their latest collection.

Carrera Champion Tortoise Sunglasses

In a nod to their formative motoring influences, Carrera’s Champion Tortoise glasses recall the distinctive shape of the racing goggles worn by the daredevils of the original Carrera Panamericana races of the 1950s- just looking at them puts the wind in your hair!

Prices online at £80*.

Carrera Back 80s Black Sunglasses

From full throttle 50s to cruise control 80s, Carrera’s Back 80s sunglasses borrow the classic 1980s style of Miami Vice and Knight Rider.

A contemporary yet faithful reconstruction, the 1980s have scrubbed up well in Carrera’s hands and the Back 80s Black will leave you nostalgic for the so-called ‘decade that style forgot’, even if you weren’t born!

Prices online at £80*

Carrera Funky Black Sunglasses

A more feminine take on Carrera’s trademark bug-eyed ‘aviator’ sunglasses style, Carrera Funky black see Carrera’s streamlined and slick look given an angular make-over to bring new expression to their daring design muse.

Prices online at £80*

Browse the full Carrera range now at

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