Choosing an anti-glare lens that is a better quality will absolutely prolong the life of your lens. A Crizal Alize coating, for example, has easy cleaning technology, resistance to dirt/dust and great cleanability which in the long run, can prevent scratching.
Tip 2: Know how to clean your lenses
Cleaning sprays and microfiber cloths are great and serve a wonderful purpose, but the best way to clean your glasses is extremely simple. Soap and water. Seriously! No need to spend money on pre-moisened wipes from a big optical chain or CVS, when the safest thing for your lenses (and your frames) are every day household items.
Tip 3: Use your case
We have a saying here at Loptique. If they arent on your face, put them in the case. We know that carrying a case around can be a bit of a hastle sometimes but utilizing your case is extremely important in extending the life of your lenses and frames.
Not only are glasses here to make you look great, but youve got to see out of them too. ;)
Its that time of year again. The whole crew is traveling to New York City for market! Loptique will be closed both Friday the15th and Saturday the 16th of April returning back to regular business hours on Monday the 18th.
We apologize for any inconvenience and cant wait to show you the amazing new styles.
We are excited to announce that we will be having a Trunk Show with 4 lines on the weekend of June 26th and 27th. Friday and Saturday we will have the entire collection of Anne et Valentin and Theo Eyewear. On Saturday the 27th we will have Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith along with the other two.
At L’optique, we strive to serve the unique customer. The customer who does not want a name brand stamped on their glasses, who wants something different, who wants to stand out. We do this with every brand and frame we carefully hand select and sell in our store, keeping our customers in mind. As some of our customers love colorful, funky styles we also have those that love all things vintage! For them we carry Retrospecs Eyewear.
The company was started by Jay Owens, restoring gold-filled 1940’s frames in his 18-foot recreational vehicle. Traveling the world, he collected and restored frames all over the United States. From American Optical, Bausch & Lomb to Shuron Optical, Owens collected these mass produced frames that were made out of 1/10 12k gold-filled wire – a material that was developed to last forever! Once the company expanded, Retrospecs starting restoring cellulose acetate and combination frames manufactured after WWI from 1940’s-1980’s.
Its that time again! Our favorite time of the year! Trunk Show Season!
On May 21st from noon to 6pm one of our favorite sales reps, Lou, will be traveling to Asheville with the whole collection of Bevel Specs Eyewear. Stop by Loptique for some libations, hors doeuvres and some truly amazing eyewear! See you then.
In honor of Game of Thrones season 5 coming out soon, we wanted to share with you some of our frames in the store that we think represent the beloved characters. Head over to our facebook page to see our whole album. Enjoy.
Our Lopticians are heading to Manhattan next weekend in search of new stunning luxury eyewear for our shop! Our doors will be closed next Saturday, but will reopen on Monday for regular business hours.
Although this snow and ice is very beautiful in these North Carolina mountains, they are very unsafe to drive in. If you plan on coming in the next few days give us a call before just to be sure we are here (we have been closing a little early this week). Stay safe, warm and fabulous Asheville!
Attention LOptique lovers! We are having a last minute Trunk Show next Wednesday October 8th from 12-6. You will have access to the most colorful and fabulous styles new to Anne et Valentin and Theo. Come enjoy a glass of wine and check out the new frames! See you then!
“Its nice if glasses can be sexy and mysterious. People who need glasses dont have to feel separated from glamour.” -Tony Gross
We are thrilled to have recieved our collection of Cutler and Gross spectacles and sunglasses. This particular line is fun, adventorous and always sophisticated. The process of producing a single frame takes 42 steps, 6 weeks and knowledgable craftsman. Each step involves people who have been able to refine and adapt the Cutler and Gross aesthetic while still preseving traditional techniques and beautiful materials. Since the company has been founded nearly 40 years ago, the brand has continued to develop and expand. Cutler and Gross prides itself on creating timeless, hardworking and functional frames that are design-led.
LOptique will be having two Trunk Shows back to back with two extraordinary lines. Lafont and Face a Face will be bringing every size, shape and color of their new collections for 2014. We will have around 2,000 frames that we normally don’t have in the store.It is a great opportunity to see what’s new and to have some fun with us L’Opticians.
Us, at LOptique, are more than excited to have recieved our Dita collection.
Utilizing modern shapes and styles, the designers of Dita introduce stylish eyewear inspired by vintage frames from the 50s to 80s. Being a brand that is highly sought-after by the fashion elite, it is also designed for durability and fit. Dita uses the highest quality materials such as titanium, white gold, 18K gold, and the finest Japanese zyl acetate.
We have recieved around 20-30 pieces and each one is a work of art. From chunky sunglasses to sleek metals, this line does bring something very special to Loptique.