Oprah Winfrey’s oversized glasses, which she wore during her explosive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have caused a sensation and sparked a frenzy for Swiss spectacles manufacturer Gotti. The small Zurich-based brand, known for its high-end frames, has been taken aback by the overwhelming demand following the interview. Winfrey’s choice of the OR02 model has captivated viewers and led to an unprecedented surge in interest for the brand.

Gotti, founded by Sven Gotti in 1993, is located in the picturesque town of Wadenswil, nestled on the shores of Lake Zurich. The brand produces frames in limited quantities, manufacturing around 10,000 pairs per month, which are then sold by independent opticians. Every frame is meticulously handmade in Switzerland, with prices ranging from 400 to 500 Swiss francs ($430-540 or 360 to 450 euros), according to a spokesperson from the brand.

The OR02 frames were specifically designed for Winfrey by Sven Gotti himself and have become a hit with the media personality. She was so enamored with both pairs that she couldn’t decide and ended up taking them both. Despite their size, Winfrey appreciates the frames for their lightness and has already ordered around 20 pairs since the interview.

Gotti expressed his surprise at the reaction, mentioning that Winfrey had previously worn their frames for interviews with prominent figures such as Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, and Dolly Parton. However, the exposure from this monumental interview has taken their popularity to new heights, with interest pouring in from all corners. Since the interview aired, Gotti has been inundated with inquiries from opticians eager to stock Winfrey’s eyewear.

The brand’s team in Wadenswil, consisting of 30 dedicated individuals, now faces the challenge of meeting the overwhelming demand. They will need to work tirelessly to keep up with the surge in orders and ensure that customers can get their hands on Winfrey’s coveted eyewear. With their reputation for craftsmanship and attention to detail, Gotti is poised to become an even greater success, thanks to the worldwide spotlight brought by Oprah Winfrey’s oversized glasses.

Useful links:
1. Gotti Official Website
2. Vogue Article on Oprah Winfrey’s Gotti Glasses