Warby Parker, Venice

The eyewear company’s first freestanding West Coast store opens in Los Angeles' famed beachfront neighborhood

Though the Venice boardwalk may once have been the place to see the eclectic beach town, Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become the go-to destination for shopping and eating, making it the perfect location for Warby Parker’s first free-standing shop on the West Coast. Nestled among modern Japanese imports at Tortoise, colorful and innovative objects at A+R, vintage-inspired bikes at Linus, and so much more, the …

Luxury Eyewear from David Kind

Design-driven frames made in Japan and shipped six at a time for at home testing

The eyewear world changed dramatically when Warby Parker launched in 2010. The days of spending rent on a pair of glasses are (thankfully) behind us. The quality of lenses and frames offered by many affordable eyewear brands sometimes don’t stand up to daily wear and tear. As an alternative, there’s recently launched luxury eyewear brand David Kind. While the business model is similar to brands …

Kaibosh Eyewear

Pushing design boundaries, the Norwegian label that makes reversible sunglasses

“People will stare. Make it worth their while,” says the motto of innovative Norwegian eyewear label Kaibosh. As a multi-channel eyewear concept led by design above all else, Kaibosh was founded by Helge Flo and Michelle Rowley to make buying glasses more fun. Informed by a youth spent in and around the optical business, Flo felt that optical stores lacked in providing an enjoyable eyewear …