A pair of Miuccia Prada's blue tortoiseshell ladies' sunglasses with graduated, blue lenses. Style SMU 52P. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a pair of ladies' sunglasses from Miu Miu, the brand created by Miuccia Prada in 1992.
This design combines minimal frames, large lenses, a gold coloured bridge and arms with a blue and black tortoiseshell pattern, giving the illusion that they are frameless. The style code is SMU 52P and the colour combination ZVN-2F0.
The blue lenses, which block 100% of Ultraviolet light, are beautifully graduated.
Included is the pink velvet clamshell case, pink velvet carrying pouch and lens cloth. This is a pair of high quality sunglasses in excellent condition and at a fraction of what they would have cost when new.
Who made them and when?
They were made by Luxottica for Miu Miu, the Italian fashion brand. Printed on the inside of the arms are:
- SMU 52P 6416 ZVN-2F0 140 3N
- MIU MIU MADE IN ITALY
What condition are they in?
- In very good condition
What are the measurements?
- Each lens is a maximum 64mm wide and 55mm high
- The frames are a maximum 142mm wide and 55mm high
- The bridge is 16mm
- The temple arm length is 140mm
- The glasses weigh 38 grams
How are glasses measured?
- Some frames have their sizes printed on the arms
- Look for a pair of numbers separated by a square and a three-digit number on its own (e.g. "5219 ... 140")
- The first two numbers are the lens and bridge widths. The three-digit number is the temple arm length
- Lens widths are from 40 to 62mm, bridges 14 to 22mm and arms 120 to 150mm
- The bridge is measured where the gap between the lenses is narrowest (not the frames)
- The arm is measured from the hinge along its full length, including around the bend
- It's easiest to compare online measurements with similarly-shaped glasses that you already have
- The key measurement is the frame width. Rest a ruler on the bridge of your nose, level with your eyes and measure the width between your temples in millimeters (we'll call this A). Take the frame width of the glasses and subtract 6mm (we'll call this B). If A and B are within 2mm of each other, the glasses are more likely to fit.
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