At Sunglass Hut, our mission is to be the premier shopping and inspiration destination for the top brands, latest trends and exclusive styles of high quality fashion and performance sunglasses.
1971 Optometrist Sanford Ziff sets up a freestanding Sunglass Hut kiosk in Miami's Dadeland Mall.
1986 Sanford Ziff opens his hundredth Sunglass Hut outlet in Miami, achieving sales of $24 million a year.
1991 Sunglass Hut's annual sales surpass $100 million, and the Ziff family sells the portion of Sunglass Hut in their control.
1996 Sunglass Hut reaches a 30% share of the sunglass market in the United States. The company also begins selling watches under the names Watch Station, Watch World, and as combined Sunglass Hut-Watch Station stores.
1998 Sunglass Hut enters the world of ecommerce, giving customers the ability to buy sunglasses on its US website, sunglasshut.com.