Faster than expected, the biggest sale of the year is back! – Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up and with them the critical time in which we like to loosen our wallet sometimes a little too far. The days around Black Week means keeping your eyes open for great bargains and discounts. To avoid having to search too long, we’ve listed our all-time favorite products with their discount in this post! – easy shopping! On top of that, here are our tips on how to keep a cool head during Black Week.


  1. Get an overlook 
    Good preparation is key, which is why we recommend you to determine what you need in advance. Make a shopping list of what you’re planning to buy – whether, it’s a gift for your mom or a new laptop. This way you avoid any impulsive purchases and stay relaxed during Black Week. 
  1. Set a price range 
    To avoid waking up with horror about your spendings, think about how much you are willing to spend in advance. In your shopping list, set your maximum budget for individual items right next to them, and you’ll have everything clearly laid out.  
  1. Stay flexible 
    If an offer does not meet your price expectations, it can be quite helpful to look for similar models and color variants. Sometimes there are different discounts based on the design option. This way you have the chance to save even more!  
  1. Do not miss the start  
    Before Black Week starts, check if your favorite brands already announced when their sale starts. Some deals start at the beginning of Black Week, some start on Black Friday, and others on Cyber Monday. With an alarm set for each brand, you’ll be able to keep track of all the sale starts and can be sure not to miss any!  
  1. Set yourself a price alarm clock 
    Another one of those alarm clock tips – but super handy! Online, you’ll find several sites that compare the prices of your favorite products. They notify you when the price drops or reaches your desired level.  

Use this preparation and you’ll never miss a great deal again! So you don’t have to search to long, we’ve put together all the information about our Black Week at a glance: On 19.11. we start with our big sale with discounts up to incredible 50% waiting for you! Until 29.11. you have the chance to shop your favorite items at a reduced price. Want some more inspiration? Enjoy our small selection of our all time favorites: 

It’s that time again! Fall is knocking on the door – the first golden leaves are falling, everyone is throwing on their coats and the boots, and scarves are already being dug out of the closet. And that means shopping week is not far off! In line with the new season, great deals and fall specials are waiting around every corner. We also want to bring you a little joy for the gloomy weather – this year you can expect 15% off our entire assortment until Oct. 11!

But to make sure you don’t fall into shopping fever completely blindsided; we’ve put together a selection of our fall favorites! From small accessories to large backpacks, the right it-pieces for those cold days are waiting for everyone!


Rain and dirt is never problem for these two companions! The Bergen All Black and Fyn Cream Black don’t just look good in the summer. With their timeless and minimalist design, they fit perfectly into any fall outfit and complete your look. The vegan tech material is water-repellent and super easy to clean – so a little rain shower is no problem for these two spacial wonders.

Matching Details – ACCESSOIRES 

The wonderful thought of a golden fall with warm October sun and colorful foliage is not something we want to give up so quickly just yet! Also with our accessories we focused this season on gold! Matching the warm autumn tones, we can recommend you the Grace Gold Green Steel. The precious emerald green dial perfectly matches the warm gold tone of the watch strap. But also a few other accessories fit perfectly into the fall color palette, like the Sveg Sandstone – with its practical inner pockets it helps to keep order in your bag and offers enough possibilities to safely store the important things of everyday life, such as smartphone, keys and wallet.

Glasses Must-Haves

This fall, we’re also opting for golden frames and tortoise patterns on your face. To match the thick knit sweaters that everyone has been secretly looking forward to for a long time, we’re unpacking our round frame glasses again. Whether it’s London, Marais or Belleville, you’re guaranteed to get it right this fall with these styles! Right up front in our opinion is the Marais Sand Tortoise. Its playful pattern and beige-black color scheme make it a true highlight for any outfit. For those who prefer something more simple, we recommend the London Matt Gold.

So Kaptens, get ready for fall and don’t miss out on these must-haves!
Happy Shopping! 🛍

May we introduce: the Marais by Laviesanne! Together with the popular influencer Laviesanne from the Netherlands, we designed this stylish eyewear piece and are happy to present to you the result of this wonderful design collaboration. You want to get your hands on the Marais by Laviesanne? Then better be quick, because the amount of our blue light filter glasses (+/- prescription) are strictly limited!

ABOUT SANNE – Inspiration

She’s known for her sunny disposition, witty humor, and love for stylish fashion – that’s the charming content creator Sanne! On her Instagram account “laviesanne” she grants her followers daily authentic insights into her private life and shares likeable stories from her everyday life as a fashion-savvy, fun-loving wife & mother. With the eyewear model “Marais by Lavisanne”, Sanne has not only proven her sense of style, but also shown us her knack for current fashion trends!


The design of the “Marais by Laviesanne” impresses with its classic modern shape that is combined with a stylish clean color choice in a delicate cream-pink with added subtle color accents in beige. The high-quality acetate in a soft tortoise pattern gives these glasses their expressive look and makes them an absolute must-have for all glasses lovers! By the way: the Marais by Laviesanne is available as pure prescription glasses or just blue light filter glasses as well as prescription glasses with integrated blue light filter!

Did you know that we spend up to eight hours a day in front of a screen? – Whether watching series on the laptop or following friends and influencers on numerous social media platforms. You’ve probably also noticed that after this long time, our eyes get tired and some people even go to bed with a headache at night. But where does that actually come from? We will answer these and many other questions in this guide and give you a few tips on what you can do about it!


As already revealed in the title, we are talking about blue light. Our eyes are exposed to daily radiation from laptops, smartphones and tablets. The so-called high-energy blue light irritates our eyes and makes them tired with increasing use. As a result, many people feel tired and can hardly concentrate. In the long run, this light even damages our eyes.

But blue light not only affects our productivity – it can also disrupt our sleep rhythm, because the light prevents the production of the sleep hormone and the release of melatonin. Thus, our body does not receive signals that it is time to go to bed and falling asleep becomes more difficult.


Blue light consists of invisible light waves, just like UV light or infrared rays. The problem with light waves: The shorter the wavelength, the more harmful they are to our eyes. Blue light has a shorter wavelength than “visible light”, through which we can see the world in the colors we are used to, and can trigger eye diseases, concentration and sleep disorders or headaches. Most of it is emitted by our screens such as computers, smartphones or televisions.


Does this problem also apply to you and the use of these devices is an integral part of your everyday life? Then you’ve come to the right place! The solution to your problem is: blue light filter glasses! For all those who spend a large part of their daily time in front of a screen, whether professionally or privately, it is recommended to protect the eyes with blue light filter glasses, because these can filter blue light as well as UVA and UVB rays with their special coating.

And even people with poor eyesight get their chance, because we can also fit blue light filters to spectacles with prescription lenses. In addition to the filter coating, the glasses are then individually adjusted to your visual acuity between -8 and +4 as well as cylinder values between -2.5 and +2.5.


In addition to the huge range of modern frames from which you can choose, you can also determine the density of your lenses and choose between “thin”, “extra thin” and “ultra thin”. Our “thin” lens (index 1.6) is available at no extra charge. We don’t even offer you the standard lens (index 1.5) of other spectacle retailers, because we think you deserve more than standard! The “extra thin” (index 1.67) and “ultra thin” lenses (index 1.74) enhance your glasses in terms of density as well as with a lotus effect and an anti-static coating that protects your lenses from dust. Unfortunately, the processing of a blue light filter is technically not possible with the ultra thin glass.

We hope we’ve been able to clear up the question marks in your head about blue light and get you excited about the advantages of screen glasses. And if you should decide to buy one, you will quickly notice that your eyes are less tired and you are more efficient as a result! By the way, the glasses not only look good, but also sit lightly and comfortably on your nose – the perfect everyday companions!

Or maybe we should rather say, it is already pretty cold outside! The winter weather has arrived almost everywhere and especially after the holidays it’s been great to be able to spend some time at home and just relax. Alongside with all the snow, warm tea and a cozy blanket, awaits you our winter sale. From January 8th until the 18th, we offer our favorite products for up to 50% off. To give you a better overview which products are on sale, we used this blogpost to put together a nice selection. So let’s see where the sales are at so that you are not missing out on any of them.

Save on our watches!

We are starting with one of our classic watch models: our Chrono and Chrono Small! Selective materials, quality and premium processing with a clear scandinavian design, make our Chrono the absolute eyecatcher. From our Chrono silver “steel” to our Chrono “all black croco” you can get 15% off on the different styles. Feel free to take a look if your favorite watch made it into our sale section as well.

Even longtime classic models like our Heritage and Crush are part of the sale – here you can get 20% off on our Crush steel straps in black and white and save 30% on the different Heritage styles.

But that is not all! You can save even more on our models Pure, Campus and Campina where the sale ranges from 30% up to 50% which you should not miss out on.

Don’t miss the great backpack sale!

Included in our sale is one of our new arrivals – the Fyn “taupe” The casual look of this backpack and its spaciousness make it the perfect companion for everyday adventures. And even more colors of our Fyn backpack are included in the sale with 30% off.

Do you guys remember the two limited editions of our Alesund by Ana Johnson? During the summertime we launched two versions of the Alesund with the Influencer. Throughout our Winter sale you are getting the chance to get our last remaining Alesund small backpacks and even saving 20% on them! In addition, a few of our kids backpacks are also on sale!

And you can save even more on our models Oslo, Lund, Lillestrom and Copenhagen where we offer 30% and more on various colorways.

The bargains among our glasses and sunglasses

Despite the cold winter days, you can’t stop thinking about sunshine and the beach? Well, no problem! We are in the same boat and to already prepare for the summer season we have included many of our sunglasses models in our sale. From the Atlanta sunglasses to the model Valencia, we offer many styles with up to 50% off.

Included is our all time favorite, the Amsterdam sunglasses. Those fit with everything and never get boring, whether you get them in mineral tortoise brown or in summernight. Among our sunglasses collection are also many Influencer pieces which are also discounted with 30% off, like the Berkeley by Angelina Pannek, the Orlando by lamoiredesoso or the Waikiki by LeGer.

Last but not Least – Accessoires on sale

You can’t forget our accessoires – from our chest bags and wallets to phone cases, there are many discounts to take advantage of. For example we offer 20% on our bestsellers – the chest bag Habo and shoulder bag Vanso. Of course, other products like our new suitcases, and our glasses are part of the sale as well! To be on the safe side and not miss any of your favorite products on sale you should just click through our collections on our website and maybe you will find a perfect new treasure!

We hope you had a good start into the new year and wish you H A P P Y S H O P P I N G! ❄️

Attention Kaptens! We have another exciting Influencer cooperation that we would like to share with you. Already in summer, this lovely woman from Aachen designed a very successful pair of sunglasses with us. Venezia Blum has been a part of our Kapten & Son Crew for many years and now she is back with a new product. Starting December 1st, you can get our new blue light filter/ prescription glasses Marais by Vanezia Blum, online and in our retail stores. Vanessa was inspired by the design of her sunglasses, matching that style for our model Marias.

About Vanessa

For many years already, Vanessa shares her everyday life on her Instagram account @vanezia_blum with her community. Always bringing along her favorite accessoires from Kapten & Son, including our watches, sunglasses and backpacks. Not only when she is traveling around the world but also in her daily life in Germany, where she discusses many diverse topics that are close to her heart. One is animal welfare – helping out stray dogs in Greece and volunteering in local animal shelters. Also, topics like feminism, self love and following a vegan diet are very important to Vanessa and often presented to her community. As you can see, Vanessa is really dedicated and we have chosen a real power woman for our Influencer cooperation.

Also, topics like feminism, self love and vegan living are very important to Vanessa and often presented to her community. As you can see, Vanessa is really dedicated and we have chosen a real power woman for our Influencer cooperation.

The Design

Let’s get back to the glasses. Vanessa has already added her own signature to the design of her sunglasses that we launched in early summer. Again, she signed the glasses in golden letters adding great detail. You can tell that she was very creative designing the new blue light filter/prescription glasses.

Lookwise, the glasses are dark brown with added tortoise patterns which are the same as her sunglasses – generating an expressive design. She really adds a personal touch to our model Marais large, making it the it-piece for your outfit or even the perfect combination for your casual everyday wear.

So Kaptens, we are ready for our Winter glasses edition, how about you? Then you should hurry up and get you Vanezia Blum glasses because they are limited and available now.

We wish you a wonderful day!

We all know that our earth urgently needs help and that we are facing massive environmental problems. We as a company also have a great responsibility in this respect and must therefore choose the right actions. It is not our intention to say we are perfect, but we are constantly working to make the greatest possible progress in economic, ecological and social terms. That is why we want to take you on a journey today: from the production of our products to the delivery to your home, we want to make the steps transparent and show you how we try to make a positive contribution.

Where Everything Began – The Idea

As early as the product design stage, we attach great importance to sustainability. We believe well thought-out designs and high-quality materials should not only offer you a high degree of functionality, but also be so resilient that our products will accompany you on your adventures for a long time.

The Choice of Materials – How do we use our resources?

Let’s get to probably the most important and most interesting point for you: our materials. Since the quality of our products and our environment, with its limited resources, play a major role for us, we select our raw materials according to strict criteria.

On the one hand, our backpacks are made of polyurethane (PU), which you might also know as “Vegan Tech Material”. In contrast to the plastic polyvinyl chloride, PU does not contain chemical softeners, is durable and even water-repellent.

We have also switched to recycled polyester (rPET), as this means no new resources and about 59% less energy is needed in production – and all this for the same quality. We can obtain this raw material from cleaned PET bottles or even your old clothes. Only two of our backpack models, the Lund “Olive Green” and “All Black,” contain a small amount of tarpaulin and canvas, for which we are currently looking for sustainable alternatives.

For the majority of our sunglasses, prescription and computer glasses we use acetate – the bioplastic made of cellulose which has a lot to offer. Not only does it belong to the renewable and recyclable raw materials, but it is also very light and flexible to adapt to your needs. In comparison, the metal in our glasses does not cut so well, which we are of course completely aware of. However, we unfortunately had to realize that we have not yet found a comparable material with the light, robust and heat-resistant properties of metal that is even remotely as durable. So there is definitely room for improvement here.

So, you see all in all, our products are not only durable, but also our materials are of the highest quality!

The First Stop – Our Production Site

The majority of our products are manufactured in Shenzhen near Hong Kong. Now some of you might think: “Hm, China? Is that so sustainable,” because of the negatively connotated reputation of which “Made in China” unfortunately precedes the products. But we can answer “YES” with a clear conscience. Shenzhen is one of the most progressive and innovative cities when it comes to sustainability. Many young and creative people work there to produce high-quality products while adhering to ethical and moral standards. And we have even set up our own glazing facility for our prescription glasses in our adopted city of Cologne. Here we can quickly and regionally adjust your prescription glasses for you at any time.

But Wait – What are the working conditions in production?

Of course, in production it is important to ensure that everything on site is in order. That’s why employees from our product design and purchasing teams travel to Shenzhen on a regular basis to ensure that everything is running smoothly. In addition, external organizations carry out so-called ethical audits for us. These are production visits during which the areas of hygiene, safety, health, waste management, child labor, salaries, working atmosphere and working hours are reviewed and checked whether all standards are adhered to. This way we can promise you a safe production despite the distance of our production site.

We are also improving our recycling and disposal processes of leftover material so that we can help to produce less waste.

From China to Your Home – The Transport

Our production site in Asia naturally entails long transport distances, which is a major environmental burden. In 2019 we have managed to carry 90% of the transport by train. However, due to the unpredictable demand for some products, we unfortunately had to transport parts by plane, and this is where we see our potential for improvement in the future, as transport by train emits 40% less CO2. As far as packaging is concerned, we work according to the motto ‘Refuse and Reduce’. To reduce unnecessary packaging, we have gotten rid of using plastic bags and switched to a reusable cotton bag. In the future we plan to protect our glasses with a glasses cleaning cloth instead of plastic.

The last step in our transport chain is the delivery to your home. Here we rely on collective storage and transport service providers to make the delivery as efficient as possible. The majority of our shipments are climate-neutrally shipped by DHL GoGreen, which compensates the CO2 emission of the shipment by donations to a climate organization. In addition, you may have asked yourself why returns have to be registered with us first and why you should cover the return costs. At first glance, this sounds like a complicated and costly process. However, we would like to raise the awareness of delivery routes and thus minimize the return routes. In addition, we save a lot of paper by not including the return label in every single package, because it produces unnecessary waste if not used. In the long term, we are striving to find a solution by opening our own stores to further minimize and simplify returns and delivery routes.

We hope that our blog post has provided you with a little more transparency. For the future, we have set ourselves some goals in terms of sustainability and look forward to it positively and hopefully influencing our business. And we believe that together we can make a difference and hope that you will join us!