Ace & Tate’s Well-Priced Eyewear Arrives in the US

Thoughtful design that ranges from the expressive to the subdued and subsequently timeless

Not only are eyeglasses a necessity for many who suffer from poor or impaired vision, they’re also a stylish accessory worth changing as the occasion demands. For many, one or two pairs will do—perhaps a durable, reliable set for at-home use and ones for use in public. But, Mark de Lange, the founder and CEO of Amsterdam-based eyewear purveyor Ace & Tate (recently launched in the …

New Orleans-Inspired: KREWE du Optic Eyewear

We chat with founder Stirling Barrett about how his hometown pride fuels his entire endeavor

Part entrepreneurial endeavor, part love letter to his hometown, Stirling Barrett’s KREWE du Optic was founded three years ago in New Orleans, after Barrett’s time away from home for art school refueled his love of the city’s uniqueness. He tells CH, “I saw an opportunity to reshape the way people viewed New Orleans’ creative culture and what could be done from a city that isn’t …

Carla Colour Eyewear

An artsy new unisex line by self-taught designer Carla Robertson

Brisbane-raised and Brooklyn-based Carla Robertson had been working as a television producer for about 15 years until a few major life events put everything into focus. “I’ve always dreamed about doing a line of eyewear—and then I got pregnant with twins and I was like, ‘This is my chance to do something different,’” she tells CH. Robertson drew up a sketch of a pair of …