Interview: The Monocle Order

The duo behind innovative sunglasses club talks about going brick-and-mortar while staying original

Frustrated with losing their sunglasses and also spotting the same styles on faces around them in New York, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades, entrepreneurial know-how and knack for throwing parties to launch The Monocle Order, an online eyewear club, in 2011. Departing from the usual sunglasses-of-the-month model, it exclusively carries independent designers and coveted vintage …