Sunday, May 25, 2008

New Arrival 16: Theo VinGt+age collection

Big, Bold and Beautiful. Not only a description for Aubreys head. It's also an apt description for the new mini-collection from Belgian designer Theo.
I'm not sure what VinGt+age means exactly but these vintage inspired colorful specs are something special. We have a wide assortment now in stock, but like everything else we feature on the blog, they'll probably go fast.
Don't forget "Theo loves you", I'm not sure how he feels about me however.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

TIFFANY and BULGARI Trunk Show 5/16 and 5/17

Just a reminder that the Tiffany&Co and Bulgari Trunk show is less than a week away.
Join us...(including lab manager Rudy-pictured above)...on Friday May 16th from 11-6 and Saturday May 17th from 10-5 in viewing the ENTIRE collection of designer eyeglasses and sunglasses from these luxury designers.
We will have a limited # of giveaways and some light refreshments. (Don't worry they won't be cooked by me or Rudy)

Now in stock: ic!berlin

They're here! Thanks to loyal blog reader Brian L. for the video link.

Coming Soon: Gail Spence Re-edition

We get about 1 or 2 inquiries a month about the old classic Gail Spence colorful aluminum specs. In the 80's and 90's we couldn't keep these in stock...then without explanation...they were discontinued. Don't ask me why, nobody consults with me on these things...I'm kind of like a mushroom...kept in the dark and fed a bunch of crap. And that was just my childhood.
Anyway, the good news is somebody at Pro Design woke up one day and decided to re-issue the Gail Spence collection. Not only 1, but 3 styles will be offered in 4 color combinations and 2 lens shapes each.
The new models are slightly smaller in scale to the original and most importantly will feature a new and improved temple screw which will allow much better adjusting and tightening than the first collection. The first of these beauties will start rolling in by June 1st, but expect demand to be high...so don't wait long.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New Arrival 15: Oliver Peoples 20th Anniversary Collection

ic!berlin - göörlz and boiiiyzz

Coming soon...

Coming Soon: ic! berlin

After spending more than the past 3 years saying no...Marc from ic! berlin finally convinced me to say yes. (now I know how all those girls I dated in high school felt) Anyway, it's well established that we're huge fans of Mykita in our shop. It's one of the best selling lines we've ever carried. However, we have plenty of customers who have seen or asked us about ic! berlin and would have to drive to DC to check them out and compare the 2 products. Not any more... we're proud to announce that in a few short weeks Paris West Optical will be one of a select few optical shops in the country carrying BOTH Mykita and ic! Berlin. We've always prided ourselves on having the best selection of any optical shop anywhere...so this made too much sense. The two companies may not be too fond of each other, but we love them both. In the immortal words of Rodney King "Can't we all just get along?"

Thursday, May 1, 2008

TIFFANY and BULGARI Trunk Show 5/16 and 5/17


Join us Friday May 16th from 11-6 and Saturday May 17th from 10-5 for a special presentation of the entire Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari collections of luxury eyewear and sunglasses.
We will have EVERY style in EVERY color available to choose from. There will also be wine and some light refreshments (if I can convince some of my favorite employees to prepare some.)