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The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).

Faithful Shopper: I Can See Clearly Now

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.02.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Are things looking a little fuzzy? Or are you still wearing the same eyeglasses you bought in 1999? In any case, it's probably time to get an eye exam and freshen up your look. Visit any of these terrific optical stores and reveal a whole new world -- and a whole new you!

The Eyeglasses That Give You Instant Lashes

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Style

Imagine if you could achieve the look of long lashes and a shadowed eye by simply slipping on a pair of glasses. Well, that beautifying feat is totall...

Faithful Shopper: In My Beach Bag

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.

The Very, Very Real Struggles Of Having Very, Very Bad Eyes

Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Nina Bahadur

In college, I had my glasses on all the time. I wore glasses to formals, in a cappella performances, on the beach. (I took them off for yoga class, which means I learned virtually blind. It was difficult.) And almost without fail, when I was dressed up but also had glasses on, someone would ask me, "don't you have contacts?"

TOMS and Warby Parker Aren't the Only Buzzworthy Brands

Joah Spearman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

The success stories of both TOMS and Warby Parker have been written and written again, but there are two companies in their shadows that deserve your ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Sarah Bryar, CEO of Rivet & Sway

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sarah Bryar was appointed CEO of Rivet & Sway, a Seattle based online eyewear boutique that caters exclusively for women earlier this year. Bryar is the former Vice President of product at the company, and before that she worked as general manager of ParentMap and at

One Visible Thing You Can Do To Highlight Eye Care Poverty On World Sight Day

Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact

Let's face it, those of us who wear glasses could deliberate for hours over perplexing choices such as retro, oversized, bookworm, cat-eye, glossy, ma...

From Orphan To Eyewear Titan

Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

The eighth richest man in Europe was once an orphan. Leonardo Del Vecchio, the founder and chairman of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica, was born t...

"Internet Shopper's Worst Nightmare' Sentenced For Threatening To Rape And Murder Customers

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

* owner Vitaly Borker sentenced * Fined more than $96,000 * Threatened clients who said they would repor...

LOOK: Ray-Ban's Awesome New Gay Ad

Posted 04.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Eyewear style icon Ray-Ban is being praised throughout the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere for a new advertisement that's bo...

The Future of Music: Free Health Care for Bands?

Ben Lear | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts
Ben Lear

By providing eye care for bands, Tortoise and Blonde demonstrates the most important element in the band/brand relationship: common purpose.

I Can See Clearly Now

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 02.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

I looked down at this bag of gummy worms that my kids were begging me to buy. I tried to read the ingredients. I don't know why I bothered. I mean,...

The Faithful Shopper: Present Perfect

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Whenever possible I look to smaller, one-of-a-kind shops for the little treasures that loved ones will cherish forever. And New York City is the capital of the unique boutique!

Curtis M. Wong

Scotsman Provides Eyeglasses In Developing Nations | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact

Shaun Paterson wants the world to know that it's possible to be both a man of style as well as a dedicated humanitarian. "I always thought that my...

Optometrist Develops Diamond Encrusted, Gold Plated Contact Lenses

Posted 10.06.2011 | Style

Inspired by the jewels in his wife's teeth, an optometrist at India's Shekhar Eye Research Center has developed diamond encrusted, gold plated contact...

From Toe To Head: TOMS Announces Eyewear As New 'One For One' Product

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact

After years of proving that combining style and charitable causes can make a successful business plan, TOMS has decided to expand its philanthropic ve...

Contego Eyewear: Well built sunglasses with style

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sometimes a name is more than just a name -- The Rock's announces the fact he's a hard ass, while Justin Bieber's says he looks totally like that lo...

LOOK: Ray-Ban's Awesome New Gay Ad

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Eyewear style icon Ray-Ban is being praised throughout the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere for a new advertisement that's bo...