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November eyewear POP-UPs

Have you ever wondered what other colours a frame comes in? Or perhaps you've seen a photo of a particular frame and then just needed to see it in person?? Well, your wishes may be answered with some of these amazing eyewear lines that are...

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Let’s Talk Sunglasses

Most people know Calgary gets a lot of sun year round, but did you know we average just under 2400 hours of bright sun each year, spread over 333 days!? That means, in Calgary, over half of our daylight hours are filled with bright sun....

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New: Lunetterie Générale

Designed in Canada and handcrafted in Japan, Lunetterie Générale, is our latest eyewear line available exclusively in our downtown CORE store (213, 751 3 Street SW.) Lunetterie Générale was started in 2014, in a garage in the small countryside town of Asbestos, Quebec with university friends Julian...

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Frame Spotlight: ROLF Spectacles

Wooden eyewear isn't a new concept. In fact, it's something we're seeing more and more of in the marketplace. But, 100% wood, all handmade and a company thats dedicated to the small details? Well thats definitely not something were seeing a lot of. Rolf Eyewear...

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New: VAVA Eyewear & Sabine Be

We recently welcomed two new frame lines to our stores. In the world of eyewear and optics, it can be hard to differentiate a frame line while maintaining high levels of quality and uniqueness. Both of these companies have met and exceeded those expectations. Firstly, we'd...

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Brass Monocle X Robert Sweep

We recently welcomed Robert Sweep as our new neighbours for our Mount Royal location. The Robert Sweep showroom is a premier location for Calgary's top end luxury furnishings and decor, and the new space is filled with beautiful hand selected specific pieces imported from locales...

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  • Thom Browne 108 in B Gry Slv
  • Bruno Chaussignaud Stardust in Camo
  • 35/139 Tokyo 104-0001 in Kuro
  • Blake Kuwahara Becket in Vintage Horn

Trend Report: The Aviator

[gallery link="none" columns="4" ids="18436,18435,18434,18433"]   In 1936 Bausch & Lomb developed a specialized set of sunglasses to protect pilot's eyes while flying. These sunglasses became known as 'pilot's glasses' and aviators. Throughout the years, the word aviator stuck, spawning the first popularization of sunglasses. In the 1970s aviators...

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