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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

Fashion Review: La Sambuca

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Have a tireless passion for European fashion and shopping?

Then you’ll love La Sambuca! It offers high quality products (at competitive prices) from recognized brands from all over Europe.

Its concept is a marvel of ingenuity I tell you! Click to find out more!

La Sambuca was founded with a goal to provide a lifestyle that is inspired by the highest quality, and which praises the hard work and vision of the best craftsmen around the globe.

So instead of joining the ranks of major online stores that offer products from a variety of brands, La Sambuca focuses on bringing their customers high quality and exclusive handmade products by craftsmen who had partnered the most recognized brands in Europe.

This means you’ll be able to purchase boutique-quality products at a fraction of their usual price!

The founders of La Sambuca emphasized that quality and design is of utmost importance to them so they will personally curate the products to ensure consistent and immaculate quality of the products at La Sambuca.

Talk about commitment!

I’m a huge fan of eyewear products so their popular Venice Frames caught my eyes instantly.

Here’s my pick!

It is called the Venice Cafe Red Sun and is currently priced at SGD179.

You can view all its details here.

The creator of these shades is the famous Ottica Carraro that also produces a range of designer eyeglasses and sunglasses. They’ve worked with big names like Ray-Ban, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Chanel and the list goes on.

So I wasn’t surprised to see this in the description:

“Unique craftsmanship process. Materials: (Natural) Well-tested cellulose acetate. Sunglasses full UV polarised.”

Most shades use injection molded plastic frames which are made by injecting a more brittle petroleum based plastic that is liquified, then injected into an aluminum or stainless steel mold. Colors are added through a spray application then coated and tumbled for shine. Injection mold frames are generally less expensive but considered to be lower quality.

The Venice Cafe Red Sun frames are made of a different material known as cellulose acetate. And this material is made from processed wood pulp. This means that unlike most man-made fibres, it comes from a renewable resource and is biodegradable. On top of this, it is also hypoallergenic and very tough. Cellulose acetate is the highest quality plastic material for eyeglasses.

Besides good quality frames, I was also very glad that the lenses are full UV polarized. Do you know that most sunglasses are not fully polarized, even the designer ones? If you’re wondering why this is a concern, it is because polarized lenses helps to reduce glare reflected at some angles off shiny non-metallic surfaces such as water. Prolonged exposure to glare from these surfaces can cause ocular problems such as cataracts or even worse, eye cancer.

So kudos to La Sambuca’s polarized sunglasses!

And now it’s time to try them on!

The Venice Cafe Red Sun shades fit me like a glove! I have a pretty angular face so most square or geometric shades do not look good on me. The shades miraculously reduced the angles of my strong jawline and sat securely and comfortably on my rather flat nose bridge.

Stylish environmental-friendly sunglasses that protects my eyes. What more can I ask for? 4 Honeyz crowns!

Psst! Even my aunt is a fan!

*Latest Update* La Sambuca no longer retails women’s eyewear products. But if you’re looking for authentic Mediterranean apparel, you could still visit their website at

To keep up with the latest news and promotions at La Sambuca, like their Facebook Page at

Your friend, Juliana

Disclaimer: Please be rest assured that even though the products were sponsored, it does not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are objective and genuine. Also note that all sources, information, content, links are valid to change at any time.



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