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In the mid-1960s, Liliane Marengo joined the Parisian eyewear warehouse Tardy on rue Pastourelle. Passionate about the house and eyewear creation, she stayed there for 35 years.

From the 1980s, the French eyewear industry gradually faced competition from low-cost Asian factories offering frames often half the price. Refusing to relocate its production, the Tardy house closed its doors in the 90s.
Liliane reluctantly retires, keeps part of the stock and remembers hundreds of anecdotes.


Liliane Marengo


The iconic

Very close to Liliane, her grandson Bruno is lulled by her optical stories. In 2019 he decided to relaunch Tardy in order to offer models inspired by his grandmother and her world.


He was quickly joined by Xavier, an eyewear optician, who brought his expertise and eyewear technology to create durable and timeless frames.

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