The Opticians: Eclectic & Unforgettable
”Vintage eyewear was a great starting point, as it showed us that there was an appetite for unique and unusual glasses, glasses that weren’t following trends but standing on their own merit. We try to follow this when choosing new stock for the shop too. We pick the unusual colours, the quirky shapes, the styles that won’t be in every shop in the city. We’re also really fussy about quality, so we travel a lot and choose our suppliers based on their quality of manufacturing and aesthetics, we don’t just go for mainstream brands. You may not have heard of the guys who designed your glasses, but you can tell they love their job.”
”Our motto is ‘We’re the best opticians we could imagine.’ We only stock products we believe in, and we want people to enjoy coming to us, so we’re all really friendly but we’re also all really frank with customers if they pick something that doesn’t fit well or that we don’t like the look of. You won’t always get flattery but you’ll get great frames. We deliberately went for a slightly mad eclectic décor in each of the shops instead of a clinical look. It’s like choosing glasses in your living room. People seem to like it, which we really appreciate. […] It’s a cooperatively owned Irish business, so you’ll always be talking to one of the owners, and all of our staff are gas. Come see us”Frames start from €50 including lenses, and when you buy one pair a second pair is half price, so you could land yourself two pairs from just €75 – YES PLEASE.