Chanel, Sunglasses and Cricket in London

Our practice is located in the heart of St. John’s Wood and right on the doorstep of the world famous Lords Cricket Ground.

Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club and is home to   Middlesex County Cricket Club and the European Cricket Council. This historic landmark, also known as the spiritual home of cricket has hosted over 100 test matches.

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An aerial view of Lord’s Cricket Ground


Cricket has come through leaps and bounds to get to its current status today. Now, along with the current international test matches and tournaments hosted at Lords, Middlesex County Cricket Club are privileged enough to play a few games there every year.

Even more impressively , in April of this year, Middlesex Women made history when they played the first ever women’s cricket game on the main ground at Lord’s. They were greeted by the biggest crowd for a women’s domestic match ever, with over 5,000 children alone cheering them on!

The cherry on the cake came as Middlesex Women, in front of their home crowd, clinched the win in the most exciting fashion with one ball to spare.

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Middlesex Women playing on Lord’s main cricket ground for the first time in history


With the Twenty20 Cricket Tournament currently in full flow, along with this great historical news in support of women’s sports the team at Safarian & Simon have been thinking about how best to enjoy these historic events taking place on our doorstep!

As a cricket spectator, you need to be able to see the action taking place on the field perfectly. Ideally sunglasses should be deep with wide lenses and offer you as much coverage of your eyes as possible to ensure your eyes are protected and you get the best view you can by cutting out the glare of the sun.

When we put together this description, one brand in particular sprang to mind! Chanel are know for their oversized sunglasses, offering great protection from the sun, all wrapped up in the perfect high fashion package.

We have a range of frames in store, so  whether you’re enjoying the cricket this summer or just the sun, Chanel sunglasses might be the right choice for you. They combine style with high quality materials,  making them durable and appropriate for everyday or formal wear.

All of this French fashion powerhouse’s sunglasses are made in Italy, which is considered the heart of luxury designer sunglasses manufacturing, with only the highest quality materials.

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Grey mirrored lenses in aviator style Chanel sunglasses


Not only are these frames perfect for a summer of cricket, but their lenses can be polarised too, to filter out any glare from the sun and give you the clearest view with the richest colours even in the brightest of sunshine. If you’re looking for a slightly different look, they also offer anti-reflective, scratch resistant and oil-resistant coatings as well as solid, gradient, matte or mirrored effects.

To go a step further and really bring out Chanel’s opulence, there are also certain lens treatments where 18-carat gold might be present!

One of the most important aspects of Chanel sunglasses is that they offer 100% UV protection. So, regardless of whether you are walking down the street or taking your seat at Lord’s for that all important cricket match, you know that your eyes will be fully protected as well as looking great in some of the finest sunglasses in the eyewear world.

Safarian & Simon are authorised stockists of Chanel sunglasses in London, so if you are interested in viewing or purchasing a pair today, simply call our friendly team on 0203 974 2615, or contact us online and we’ll help you to bring out your inner elegance today!