Europa Eyewear
255 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
T 800.621.4108
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Happy Birthday Europa!
In May of 1977, Cynthia and Alan Shapiro founded a little something called Europa Eyewear, and they had no idea where the journey would take them! 44 years later, it's hard to comprehend all this started with two brave souls and six frames in a suitcase.

Alan Shapiro was the quintessential traveling salesman and Cynthia Shapiro took care of the rest of the business, including caring for their infant son, Scott. Thanks in equal parts to their determination to succeed and the many friendships they made in the process, Europa Eyewear continued to grow, and the Shapiro family blossomed into the Europa Family as Al and Cyn brought on their first hires (many of whom remain with the company to this day). As Alan Shapiro always said, "We don't have employees, we have families for whom we're responsible."

Over the past 40 plus years, the Europa Family has continued to grow. It’s incredible to think that those original six frames were the seeds for our eleven independent eyewear brands and our first-of-its-kind American eyewear factory.

Thank you to everyone who's been part of this crazy ride with us!!! Happy birthday, Europa!!!!!
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