Very French Gangsters

Designer eyewear for kids & more... Help us to export high-end sunglasses, handcrafted in France.
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karoline bothorel-bolzinger
Fashion
Paris
France
3 Team Members



Based in Paris and founded in 2012, Very French Gangsters is a young company that specializes in high end designer eyeglasses for children and teenagers.

Timeless design, quality of the material and skilled craftmanship led to the production of a distinct stylish collection targeted towards a growing market of young fashion conscious individuals.

What we are seeking through the Indiegogo community is to raise funds to export our brand to the United States for the benefit of the young Americans and to extend our line to Adults.

Thanks for helping with Indiegogo !

Karoline & Anne.





The Very French Gangsters idea is born from our mutual passion about eyewear, and our desire to offer children a larger choice of eyewear.

Everyday, we devote all our energy and creativity to propose eyewear children loves to wear.

Eyewear that does not compromise style or comfort.

All our models are designed specifically for children to fit perfectly their  morphology.




All our models are 100% handmade in France according to criteria of excellence.

Our frames and hair-clips are made of cellulose acetate.

Cellulose acetate is hypoallergenic, made from a renewable resource (natural cotton and wood fibers), lightweight and very strong.

Selection and cutting of acetate plates, shaping of the frames, product assembly, polishing, marking, adjustments, quality control…No less than thirty different stages, rigorous control and meticulous precision are required to produce each and every pair of Very French Gangsters eyeglass. 

Our "blue blocker" lenses provide 100% UV protection while filtering blue light glare effectively. These lenses, filter category 3 and bisphenol-A free improve both contrast and color perception.

We guarantee the comfort and perfect fitting of our product with the use of flex hinges and adjustable tips.

Manufacturing processes and techniques evolve through technological progress, but the human skills and know how remain.

(Our products are compliant with local and international safety standards.)






A MULTI GENERATIONAL BRAND

Building on its early success, selling children eyeglasses, Very French Gangsters has launched this spring new lines : Eyewear for adults and fancy hair-clips for mums and daughter, positionning the brand to a whole new level.

One of our new line of hairclips for mothers & daughters, already won the prestigious prize awarded by Milk Magazine at PLAYTIME, the last kids fashion exhibition on 2014.

Our caimpaigns create buzz with a new tone and impactful visuals. Very French Gangsters has positioned istelf as a trend setter of eyeglasses for children in the French and international press, generating excitement from journalists and buyers alike at every new announcement.






We are sure Americans will love our products

What encourages us to expand in the United States are the numerous demands we have received from different states to distribute our product range. This is why we need your help to fund our adventure so that Very French Gangsters can exist close to where you live for your children to enjoy.

Check our latest campaign that drew a ton of attention shot in the beautiful VENICE BEACH of Los Angeles.

At Very French Gangsters we have an American dream.

Please help us reach for the stars !

Thanks for your help with Indiegogo.

Karoline & Anne.




Each of our shootings was signed by renowned photographers. 
By adding their personal touch, they allowed Very French Gangsters to sign campaigns 
striking and original that made the buzz in the French and international media.


#1 // « Mugshots » by Cécilia Jauniau


#2// « The recidive » by Sophie Le Gendre-Rozenbaum


#3//« By the way » by Sophie Le Gendre-Rozenbaum


#4// « Flash from LA» by Vanessa Atlan





~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~
TOTE BAG
100% Cotton Size fit Height : 16,14 in Width : 15,35 in


HAIRCLIP // ( FOR MUMS & KIDS )

Fancy hair-clips launched to buit a Very French Gangsters lifestyle universe. 
Hair-clips made of acetate. 100% handmade in France.

Kid size at $26 instead of $32

Mum size at $30 instead of $36


SUNGLASSES // ( KIDS, TEENS & ADULTS )

How to choose the right sunglasses size ? 

As the age group should be considered as an indication, the best way to choose the right size is to determine the face width. Thus, measure the distance between the right and left temples. Based on this measurement, choose the size, taking into account that the eyeglass face width must be bigger that the face width in order to avoid discomfort.
For example, with a distance between temples of 4,7 in, choose size 2 for the Very Boss; Very Pilote & Very Pan Pan.
 


VERY BOSS ( KIDS ) 
 Indiegogo exclusive price : $179  instead of $228 

Size 1 - 3/5 years : Face width : 4,64 in / Arm length : 4,72 in
Size 2 - 6/8 years : Face width : 4,76 cm / Arm length : 5,13 in


VERY PILOTE ( KIDS & TEENS ) 

Indiegogo exclusive price : $179  instead of $228 

Size 1 - 4/7 years : Face width : 4,72 in / Arm length : 4,92 in
Size 2 - 8/16 years : Face width : 5,03 in / 
Arm length : 5,31 in


VERY PAN PAN ( KIDS & TEENS ) 

Indiegogo exclusive price : $179  instead of $228 

Size 1 - 4/6 years : Face width : 4,76 in / Arm length : 4,92 in
Size 2 - 8/16 years : Face width : 5 in / Arm length : 5,31 in



BIG BOSS ( ADULTS ) 

Indiegogo exclusive price : $209  instead of $256 

Face width : 5,19 in / Arm length : 5,51 in


CO-PILOTE ( ADULTS ) 

Indiegogo exclusive price : $209  instead of $256

Size 1 : Face width : 5,51 in / Arm length : 5,51 in
Size 2 : Face width : 5,59 in / Arm length : 5,7 in


Please note : 
1) Select a perk on the right hand side to start your pre-order. 

2) Continue onto the next page to enter shipping information followed by payment details. Note; if you would like to contribute extra over and above the cost of the perk you have selected, you can change the figure above.

4) Complete payment using your credit/debit card. Very French Gangsters will use these funds to bring the project to the USA and enlarge its product range.

5) We will contact you via email to find out which colors or size you would like. There is no need to contact us before you receive this email - it's much easier for us to collect the information at the same time.
Note: The quantities indicated are for all possibilities (color/size). In case of stock shortage, we will reproduce and deliver with 2 months delay.  



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  • $9USD
    Thank you postcard

    Receive a personal thank-you note. Handwritten and signed by the founders. Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $19USD
    Tote bag

    Receive a tote bag 100% Cotton Size fit Height : 16,14 in Width : 15,35 in Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $26USD
    Hairclip for kids

    Receive an hairclip made of cellulose acetate for kid. 100% handmade in France. Choice possibility : Eye (length : 1,96 in) Kiss (length : 1,88 in) Panpan (length : 2,16 in) Clip pack (length : 2,12 in) Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $30USD
    Hairclip for mums

    Receive an hairclip made of cellulose acetate for mum. 100% handmade in France. Choice possibility : Eye (length : 2,56 in) Kiss (length : 2,36 in) Panpan (length : 2,59 in) Clip pack (length : 2,59 in) Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $79USD
    Hairclip package

    Receive a complete set : 1 personal thank-you note + 1 tote bag + 1 hairclip of your choice for kid + 1 hairclip of your choice for mum. Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $179USD
    Very Boss Sunglasses - kids

    Receive the Very Boss sunglasses of your choice. Eyeglass made of cellulose acetate. 100% handmade in France. Available in black, tortoise shell, pink blush Includes case and microfiber case Size 1 - 3/5 years : Face width : 4,64 in / Arm lenght : 4,72 in Size 2 - 6/8 years : Face width : 4,76 in / Arm lenght : 5,13 in Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~ $179 instead of $228

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  • $179USD
    Very Pilote sunglasses - Kids

    Receive the Very Pilote sunglasses of your choice. Eyeglass made of cellulose acetate. 100% handmade in France. Available in matte black, marine, matte amber tortoise shell Includes case and microfiber case Size 1 - 4/7 years : Face width : 4,72 in / Arm lenght : 4,92 in Size 2 - 8/14 years : Face width : 5,03 in / Arm lenght : 5,31 in Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $179USD
    Very Pan Pan sunglasses - kids

    Receive the Very Pan Pan sunglasses of your choice. Eyeglass made of cellulose acetate. 100% handmade in France. Available in black, tortoise shell, light blue, matte black, corail Includes case and microfiber case Size 1 - 4/6 years : Face width : 4,76 in / Arm lenght : 4,92 in Size 2 - 8/14 ans years : Face width : 5 in / Arm lenght : 5,31 in Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $209USD
    Big Boss sunglasses - Adults

    Receive the Big Boss sunglasses of your choice. Eyeglass made of cellulose acetate. 100% handmade in France. Available in black, tortoise shell Includes case and microfiber case Face width : 5,19 in / Arm lenght : 5,51 in Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $209USD
    Co-Pilote sunglasses - Adults

    Receive the Co-Pilote sunglasses of your choice. Eyeglass made of cellulose acetate. 100% Handmade in France. Available in matte black, matte amber tortoise shell Includes case and microfiber case Size 1 : Face width : 5,51 in / Arm lenght : 5,51 in Size 2 : Face width : 5,59 in / Arm lenght : 5,7 in Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $339USD
    VIP Kid sunglasses

    Receive a unique kid sunglasses of your choice. The sunglasses is equipped with flash mirrored "gold" sun lenses coated 18K, category 3. Sent with certificate of authenticity. To customize your frame, we'll engrave your personal message (my love, sweety zoé, JB…). Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $359USD
    VIP Adult sunglasses

    Receive a unique adult sunglasses of your choice. The sunglasses is equipped with flash mirrored "gold" sun lenses coated 18K, category 3. Sent with certificate of authenticity. To customize your frame, we'll engrave your personal message (my love, sweety zoé, JB…). Free US shipping. International backers please add $6 to your pledge. ~ Indiegogo exclusive price ~

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  • $15,000USD
    VIP trip to Paris

    One-week stay in Paris for 2 people. Discover Paris thanks to the programme made by Karoline & Anne the founders of Very French Gangsters. A city trip mixing shopping, cultural visit, history and walks. Karoline & Anne will also take you dinner is one of their favorite place. Flight + hotel included. An of course get 2 vip eyeglasses of your choice

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