HOW IT STARTED

Founded in St. Louis in 1879 by our ancestors, our family has been dedicated to the craft of beautiful eyewear for over 143 years. From photographing the St. Louis World's Fair to designing the famous goggles worn by Charles Lindbergh during his flight over the Atlantic, our family made their mark in the optical industry early on. Prior to narrowing focus on eyeglasses, our family sold anything with a lens. As the 5th-generation of Erkers, we now strive to uphold our family's legacy through handcrafted eyewear capable of lasting a lifetime.

Erkers1879 | 2020 Europe

Explore our recent feature in 20/20 Europe, highlighting our expanded sunglass collection.
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What's new | fall 2022

Read our highlight in The Optical Journal, announcing the release of our new collection.
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WHAT'S POPULAR?

  • Kemper
    Black Snow
  • Kline
    Brown
  • Clayton
    Burgundy
  • Truman
    Black Gradient
  • Akon
    Gray
  • Torry
    Champagne
  • Angelou
    Tokyo Tortoise
  • Baker
    Champaign
  • Dawg Pound
    Black Fade
  • Dean
    Blue crystal

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