Ray Ban and China A popular questions posed by our customers and many over the past few years has been “ are Ray Ban sunglasses made in Italy”. The answer simple is NO. Ray-Ban Sunglasses and now optical are produced both in Italy and China, Authentic RaybanLuxottica has had a manufacturing plant in China since 1997, it opened its first plant there with Tristar.
Because some Ray-Ban sunglasses are manufactured in China it doesn’t means they are not authentic or lack in quality. Luxottica uses skilled labor only and a level of technology very high for the standards involved in their production, all of which for the end purpose of guaranteeing the highest levels of service for customers all over the world (much like Apple and Foxcom). It’s important to note that all Ray-Ban RX optical frames and Ray Ban Junior models are made in China while other models are manufactured both in Italy and China, here is the list of known styles that are currently produced in China RB: 3016, 3466, 3449, 3484, 3119, 3179, 3186, 3364, 3211, 3293, 3379, 3362, 3267, 3386, 3387, 2168F, 4125F, 3183, 8301, 8307, and 8310.
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LUXOTTICA AND CHINA.
We are seeing an increase in high end sunglasses brands being produced in China, such as Dolce & Gabbana, D&G and Ralph by Ralph Luaren. The larger manufacturers sometimes put “Designed in Italy” or “Designed in France” instead of writing where it is actually produced. This is becoming increasingly common and generally indicates that the items were produced outside Italy . Therefore even if it says Made in China it does not mean the item is not authentic.
I hope this blog post helped shed some light on this subject, as there is so much misleading information out there. Gaffos.com is an authorized dealer of Luxottica product, which includes brands like Ray Ban, Prada, Burberry, Persol and many more.