Tory Burch's story began in 2004 in the Nolita neighborhood in New York City. Since the opening of that flagship boutique Tory Burch has achieved an impressive degree of success. Tory Burch was awarded the "Rising Star Award" by the Fashion Group International and was deemed "The Next Big Thing in Fashion" by Oprah Winfrey. Tory Burch's all-American pedigree greatly influences her designs, but her fashions are sought after the world over. The Tory Burch eyewear collections are inspired by film, travel, art, photography, and her own rich experiences.Every frame in the collections speaks to people who cherish timeless styles while always looking for that next new innovation. Due to manufacturer's restrictions, Tory Burch products cannot be shipped to Australia.The sunglasses are available on certain colors with gradient tinted lenses - Gradient tints are tints that start off at a darker color at the top of a lens and then gradually lighten towards the bottom of the lenses. These tints are great for fashion and for reading outside on sunny days. Gradient coatings work by allowing an appropriate amount of light to filter through in certain areas and less in places where protection is most necessary.