It’s our passion, it’s our obsession, but it’s also something we take very seriously: Quality Eyewear that looks good and goes the distance.

Shades for sport, recreation, the great outdoors, specialty lenses for driving: Spex has the biggest range in the Bay, with something for everyone, from way out there to straight down the line.

Our focus is best quality eye protection, expert advice on fit, lens and style, exceptional customer service, and a comprehensive repair and parts service for all products sold.

Whether you’re on the water, on the snow, on the road, on the street or on the catwalk – we’ve got you covered.


In 1985 we set up shop in Hastings with one brand of sunglasses, Jones. Those were the days of stifling importing regulations so we brought them to NZ in pieces and put them together ourselves.

From there we set up a second, temporary, shop in Napier in 1988, which stayed and stayed, in fact we’re still there.

Our range grew. Every couple of years we visit trade shows in Milan and Sydney to keep up with new trends and the latest products.

Now, we have two stores in central Napier and within the Hastings CBD.

Our stores are staffed by a stable, knowledgeable and friendly team who share our passion.

We get involved in our community by supporting fundraising and sponsoring events.

Our sunglass brands include Dior, Gucci, Chloe, Tom Ford, Moscot, Retro Superfuture, Garrett Leight, Maui Jim, Age Eyewear, Ray Ban, Vuarnet, Bill Bass, the infamous Oakley and the much loved Karen Walker.