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Jones And Co. Introducing… Anne et Valentin Glasses & Frames in Manchester

This month, we wanted to dive into the background of one of our most beloved collections, Anne Et Valentin. For almost 40 years, they have been taking frame design to a whole new level with some of the most individual and unique pieces designed for the eyewear enthusiast. Jones And Co. has developed a deep and lasting relationship with Anne Et Valentin, working together for over 12 years. With their extremely varied collections, mixing both metal and acetate frames, they continue to delight our clients.

Anne & Valentin is a brand born from the wild dream of a couple from Toulouse.

Born from a couple looking for graphic and original frames for their friends, they decided to create what they couldn’t find. Driven by fierce independence and a desire for originality, they continued to develop a vision and direction for the brand that embodies the highest standard and the deepest love for eyewear pieces they design. As designers, they have looked to cultivate a permanent thinking process where design plays a central role.

The deeply united couple have spent their lives nurturing and expanding their brand. Anne & Valentin was born in Toulouse, and for them, “Made in France” is a proud moral commitment. Working with the same factories located in the French Jura mountains since they started nearly 40 years ago, producing original, colourful, lively, and ergonomic frames in bold shades of turquoise, purple, red, and beyond ever since. The designs are conceived in Toulouse and then manufactured in Jura (the French region known for spectacle frame production). They have made a slight concession to produce their titanium frames in Japan (as uncontested leaders in titanium production).

“It is all about compatibility. We opened an optical shop in the ’80s and realized that creativity was very narrow at this time. So, we simply thought that we should try designing our own line to fill the empty shelves and bring the eccentricity that was missing,” Says Anne.

Who Is Anne et Valentin For?

Their creations are original, colourful, lively, and ergonomically crafted entirely to respect those who wear them. From day one, rather than trying to adapt the customer to a frame, Anne and Valentin opted for a deeper comprehension of who their customers are - how they move, live, and think. This allows them to create the perfect frames to match their customer’s unique personalities and particularities.

“Our collections are meant to be worn by people who have a free will, are open-minded with the world but also themselves, and get continually inspired by what surrounds them. Basically, we are dealing with people who are not afraid of reinventing themselves throughout their lives.”

Encouraging Individuality

Presently, the brand has released over 1,000 stunning styles that are loved by many. People are inspired by the fact that they stand true to every aspect of their products, from design, manufacturing, marketing, and customer service, they personalize everything. What more can you ask for in an eyewear brand?

“I guess our inspiration comes from everywhere and nowhere. It is more about expressing our philosophy of eyewear design through time. No matter what the trends are, we always end up making a stand on how to reflect our personality through our times, and it becomes the direction of our next collection.”

Audaciously, the brand employs a whole palette of fresh and bright colours, as well as fantasy and humour to dress up the eyes, and dares to mix metal and acetate with unprecedented structures.
Perfect for the consumer with a passion for art or who is just looking for an arresting accessory. These glasses are unique. The Toulouse brand is known for its quality and can be found in the most high-end optical shops around the world.

Even today, the collections have not aged or become dated. They continue to emerge with bicolored, carved metal models, patterns that highlight the eyebrows, and round or octagonal shapes that are both playful and delicate.

Anne Et Valentin at Jones And Co.

At Jones And Co., we have always loved Anne Et Valentin, and they were one of the very first brands that Conor brought in when he bought the practice over 10 years ago, and we have worked with them ever since. Anne Et Valentin’s commitment to originality and reinvention chimes perfectly with Jones And Co.’s goal to make glasses wearers happy and offer them an unforgettable experience.

Here's a selection of new looks for our clients courtesy of Anne Et Valentin and Jones And Co.

See the brand-new Anne Et Valentin designs and discover your perfect Anne et Valentin glasses and frames in Manchester at Jones And Co.

Call the team on 0161 834 7798 or email to book your styling consultation and see the entire collection.

What To Expect On Your First Visit
  • Thorough Eye Exam (We Accept Outside Prescriptions Too).
  • Free Eyewear Styling Consultation (Get Expert Help Choosing Glasses).
  • Choose From Unique Selection Of Frames.
  • Review Your Lens Options And Price Options.
  • Love Your Glasses! Your Satisfaction Is Guaranteed.
Jones And Co. Styling Opticians 82 King Street Manchester M2 4WQ Get Directions
0044 161 834 7798 Monday – Saturday
9:00am – 5:30pm