Costa is a dynamic member of one of the world’s most prestigious commercial optical enterprises, Essilor International, and the fastest-growing sun brand in the United States. Using its proprietary optical technology, Costa produces the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, which continue to capture devotees from fishermen to sports and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Consumers can find Costa products across a large network of prominent retailers, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, and Hibbet Sports.
The company’s exciting new opportunities and loyal followers are a true testament to the unwavering mission of its original founders, a group of hardcore fishermen who spent their days exploring the globe and battling extreme elements and came to realize that the sunglasses they were relying on weren't as hardcore as their adventures. They founded Costa in 1983 with a commitment to produce “the clearest sunglasses on the planet for life’s greatest adventures.”
While anglers, surfers, college students, and water enthusiasts remain core customers, Costa’s ambitious growth strategy and innovative marketing approach is accelerating the brand’s entry into new customer and geographic segments. After a generation of growth fueled by aggressive brand-building and development of related sunglass and lifestyle accessories, Costa is at a pivotal point as it builds momentum in other parts of the U.S., and internationally. Costa is building the organization of the future and this position plays an important role in the brand’s future success.