1970-2000 : k8375
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product code : k8375 : £ 85

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  • Barbudo were a great Spanish eyewear company whose

    popularity grew in England in the late 60's and early 70's

    as their designs were European haute couture and high end,

    but aimed at a young and adventurous clientele. These girls

    did not want to look like their mothers, who bought their

    style from the staid French fashion houses. They wanted

    to be 'out there' and 'with it' and so Barbudo appealed.

    The Hippy range was launched in 1971 in England and in

    1972 the new style Hippy Super was introduced. By 1975

    there were 6 designs in the mostly metal range. This is

    Hippy 4 Super, in white gold-fill and with a "satin" or brush

    finish, which is the frosted effect on the octagonal eye-

    pieces. Fabulous, isn't it? The mark on the bridge looks to

    signify 1/20 12k gold fill, if you want to know just how much

    sparkle these starry lovelies have.

                                                           — klasik

vintage eyewear : womens : 1960's/70's Hippy by BARBUDO (SPAIN)
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