Saturday, December 17, 2016

Weather Alert: Opening 2 hours late downtown and closed in Bel Air

We will be closed in Bel Air today and plan to open 2 hours late at noon at our downtown location. We hope everyone stays safe!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

End of year is almost here...Flex Spending, Gift Certificates and GOLDSTAR SALES!

Our apologies for not keeping the blog updated on a monthly basis, those paying attention may have noticed that we spend more time with providing content to our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM accounts... that will probably continue into 2017 so please follow and like us on both for the most up to date happenings here at Paris West Optical.
 In any event we are in the final month of 2016 and that can mean only 1 thing....

 It's time for the annual Paris West Optical "annoying reminders to use your flexible spending accounts and that we have gift certificates" post.

 So consider this your reminder...at least the first one...there will be others I'm sure.
For the record our selection is as amazing as ever... a ton of new arrivals from all of the best independent luxury designers and a huge amount of sunglasses as well. New this year are our GOLD STAR specials...these are frames that were either overstock or manufacturer samples or just ones that we've grown tired of looking at. In any event these GOLD STAR frames are all 50% OFF. (yes that's HALF OFF for those of you who struggle with the mathematics). Obviously these are first come/first serve so don't wait too long to come in. (there's no truth to the rumor that the staff keeps putting gold star stickers on my back...well at least they tell me they don't)

As we wind down our 21st year in Baltimore (and 40th year in Bel Air) we would like to wish everyone an amazing Holiday season!  We hope to see you soon!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today is Independent Eyewear Day!



Celebrating the designers, products and shops that still embrace quality, service and beautiful handmade products. We still have a passion for this industry and love our customers and the products we represent. Not all eyewear is interchangeable, no matter how it's portrayed in the media or other advertisements. Stop in for expert frame styling, lens consultation and the largest collection of artisan eyewear in Maryland. Mention this post today or tomorrow and take $50 off your complete eyewear purchase or $25 off your frame/lenses only purchase. Let us show you the difference that decades of experience and the finest in quality can make!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram!






Along with FACEBOOK it's the place to get the most updates of all the happenings here at Paris West.


We have so many new and exciting things planned as we approach our 21st birthday...Amazing new collections from State Optical Co, Kirk & Kirk, Blackfin, Blake Kuwahara, PlaToy, Sabine Be, Marcel Wanders, WOOW, Roger Dutch Eyewear, iGreen Custom and more. New sunglass collections from reborn classics like Vuarnet, Revo and Randolph Engineering. New arrivals from our favorites, Bevel, Barton Perreira, Oliver Peoples, Mykita, Lindberg, Dita, Thom Browne, Theo, Anne et Valentin, Etnia Barcelona, JF Rey, Pro Design, LA Eyeworks, Jono Hennessey, Carter Bond, DeStijl, Oakley, Maui Jim, Kaenon, Persol, Cazal and so many others I can't mention them all.

Also our new "GoldStar Close Out Spex" shop within a shop is almost ready... where we have over 1000 amazing models available at closeout prices of 50% off.

We are also starting an "internet glasses trade in" where we will take your made in China glasses purchased on the web and credit you the full amount paid to the purchase of a new pair of amazing independently designed specs of your choosing. (Goldstar closeouts included.) We will then donate your old pair to the Lions Club or similar charity.

More updates are forthcoming so make sure you like us and follow us today!


Safilo by Marcel Wanders. Among the hundreds of new Spring styles in stock now!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

THE KALEIDOSCOPE COLLECTION by Kirk&Kirk. Arriving Now!





We are super proud to debut this amazing collection to the Baltimore market. Having been a supporter of Jason Kirk and his amazing work, going back almost a decade, we think this is his best collection yet.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Blackfin - Neomadeinitaly - In stock!

"Wake Up"... WOOW Eyewear is in stock now!


 From the cofounders of the iconic French line: FACE A FACE comes this irreverent, colorful and super stylish line. Pronounced "Wooooo" and not "Wow", each frame (and sunglass) comes with it's own unique message and is made in Italy.


Really, every frame model is a message unto itself.



From: "Super Duper", "Come On", "Never Mind", "Feel Good", "Wake Up", "Go Ahead" among many others.


There's a rumor that my employees have requested a model in my honor for a future release: the "Shut Up". But that's only speculation. In any event you should "Hurry Up" and check these out... We "Can't Wait" to see you.  :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day!






















 I hope everyone is prepared for the alleged "most romantic day of the year"... I'm sure some of you have already bought your significant other their gift...wrapped it... and are sitting smugly at home sipping your hot chocolate laughing at the rest of the procrastinating masses.





You probably are the one who packs 3 weeks before your vacation too (congratulations). Oh well, this post isn't for you... however, if you're still at a quandary as to what to buy, let us suggest a less cliche option than chocolate or flowers...how about a shiny new pair of spectacles?? (or sunglasses for that matter.) We just received a shipment of beautiful new selections from our Belgian friends at Theo. In our opinion Belgian glasses are better than Belgian chocolates. Not that we're biased or anything.

















Not sure what to get? (there are thousands to pick from). Well don't despair... we have GIFT CERTIFICATES available too. So get up, get dressed (warmly, it's kinda chilly out) and meet us at the shop... either Downtown or Bel Air, you pick. Oh...you might wanna wait til we open at 10. ( I mean you waited this long, what's a few more hours?)

 See you soon and Happy Valentine's Day!!