Where we've been

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Founded upon the philosophy of ‘great design, great service, great quality and great fun’, Inspecs has grown from a small UK distributor to a worldwide design house. After over 25 years, and with licenses for brands from Superdry to O’Neill, offices on three continents, and distributors all around the globe, Inspecs has remained committed to these four simple principles.

1988 Inspecs is founded from a small railway cottage in Battersea.
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1993 After moving around various flats in south London, Inspecs moves to impressive offices under the railway arches back in Battersea.
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1997 Inspecs moved just down the road into 220, Queenstown Road, Battersea.
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2001 Leaving London behind, the company moved to the magnificent Farleigh house on the outskirts of Bath.
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2001 Inspecs opens its American office in Clearwater, Florida
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2010 August 2010 sees the renovation of the Bath Gas, Light & Coke works in Kelso Place, Bath, to become the new home of Inspecs.
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In the early 1990s, Inspecs became the first UK company to distribute designer eyewear, beginning with French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier, and then labels such as Matsuda and Alain Mikli. A move to include high street brands followed soon after, beginning with the brand Kookaï.

Inspecs’ first licence to design and distribute eyewear was for French Connection and FCUK. Our portfolio continued to grow, with the addition of brands such as Nicole Farhi and collaborations with McLaren and Ford. Today, as well as designing for a broad range of brands, both high street and designer, Inspecs produces eyewear for multiple retailers and numerous private label projects; clients include: Luxottica Retail, Specsavers, Vision Express, and Visilab (Switzerland).


1998 French Connection, FCUK and Nicole Farhi
2002 CAT, Austin Reed and Speedo
CAT Austin ReedSpeedo
2006 NASCAR and Conran
2007 Manish Arora, Mayhem
Manish Arora Mayhem
2011 Superdry
2013 O’Neill and Radley London
O'Neiil Radley London
2014 Mayfair London