A pair of Miuccia Prada's tortoiseshell and gold ladies' sunglasses with graduated, green 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 pale bridge and partially-clear arms, suggesting that there are no frames at all. The remainder of the arms are finished with a light tortoiseshell pattern. The style code is SMU 52P and the colour combination ZVN-1X1.
They also have superbly-graduated, green lenses which block 100% of Ultraviolet light.
Included is the original retail packaging of presentation box, 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-1X1 2N
- MIU MIU MADE IN ITALY
What condition are they in?
- In very good condition throughout
- No scratches or marks on the lenses or frames
- The box has a faint smudge on one side
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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