Susan, Optical Administrator
Rain, Customer Experience Manager
Location: 523 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA. Across from Nordstrom at the corner of Sixth & Pine.
Contact us: 206-267-9500.
From Germany to Japan, from independent collections to top luxury designers, our wide selection is unmatched in the Northwest. Our knowledgeable, fashion-forward team is uniquely qualified to assist you with contact lenses, or with finding the perfect prescription glasses for your needs and lifestyle.
At Seattle Eye, we believe there’s a true art to selecting the right luxury eyewear for you. Our team shares a passion for seeking out innovative designers and staying on top of the latest fashion and technology. We’re excited to share with you some of the stories behind our quality frames.
Thom Browne: Acclaimed designer Thom Browne has teamed up with Los Angeles-based luxury eyewear designer, Dita, to release a stunning collection of unisex sunglasses and optical frames. With retro styles inspired by the architects, studio artists, industrial designers and professors of the 40s, 50s and 60s, each eyewear style is marked with the signature Thom Browne red, white and blue logo at the tip of each earpiece. Browne initially earned his reputation as a fashion designer for Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco before launching his own private label. After numerous awards including being named GQ’s Designer of the Year, Brown became a rising star for his men’s and women’s clothing wear brands. Named the 2013 Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Browne’s eyewear frames debuted in New York City and Seattle Eye is proud to bring this line to the Northwest.
Barton Perreira: Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel and Orlando Bloom are just a few of the recognizable faces in the entertainment and fashion industry who have embraced the Barton Perreira collection. Created by visionaries Bill Barton and Patty Perreira, the luxury frames are handmade and produced in limited quantities. Barton is the former president of Oliver Peoples and a well-known figure in the luxury eyewear industry. Perreira also comes from Oliver Peoples and has been a design consultant for lines such as Paul Smith, Prada, Miu Miu and Vera Wang.
Moscot: Known today as a global fashion brand, Moscot’s story can be traced back to Hyman Moscot who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Moscot began selling ready-made eyeglasses on New York’s lower east side, and more than a century later, the family business is now run by the fifth generation of Moscots. The Moscot flagship store is still on Manhattan’s Orchard Street, and the Moscot Originals line is based on styles from the company archives between 1930 and 1970. Classic good looks and timeless design are faithfully reproduced to honor the true old-school colors first fabricated by the company decades ago. This New York City institution offers a wide range of styles ranging from the more traditional to contemporary interpretations of its iconic eyewear.
Leisure Society: After establishing a global reputation as an inspirational and daring designer with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, Shane Baum set out to create his own line of eyewear with no restrictions. He pursued the concept of “heirloom design” in crafting a collection using only the finest materials he could find. The result is the exquisite brand of Leisure Society, bringing together the world’s most luxurious components: titanium frames, 12-24 karat white and yellow gold plating, diamonds and more. No longer is heirloom design limited to watches and jewelry. Leisure Society takes eyewear to a new level with limited-edition designs, precision craftsmanship and exceptional materials.
Markus T: From designer Markus Temming, this exclusive eyewear collection is entirely handmade in Germany. Winner of more than 30 national and international awards, the Markus T line combines innovative technology with functionality. All Markus T designs use durable and lightweight titanium, without having to rely on any screws. Temming’s clever square, block hinges make any follow-up tightening unnecessary. Every Markus T frame is individually crafted in Gutersloh, Westphalia.
Dita: With design studios and headquarters in Los Angeles, the Dita line is inspired by vintage frames from the 50s to the 80s, revived with modern materials and shapes. Dita has remained an exclusive brand by avoiding sales to mass merchants and becoming a coveted accessory for the fashion elite. Its founders have become some of the most influential eyewear designers, boasting an impressive celebrity clientele including Brad Pitt, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jessica Simpson, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Eva Mendez and Jamie Fox. Originally envisioned as an alternative to label-branded eyewear, Dita distinguishes itself by making its logo details intentionally subtle so that the frame itself defines the look rather than the logo. All Dita frames are hand made in Japan with high-quality materials such as titanium, 18K gold, white gold and the finest Japanese zyl acetates.
Zero G: What makes a Zero G frame unique is that it’s cut from a single sheet of surgical-grade titanium. With more than 200 manual processes involved in the handcrafting of each hypoallergenic frame, the Zero G collection also features a distinctive hinge system with no solder-points or screws to loosen or fall out. Designed in California and produced at one of the oldest factories in Japan, the Zero G line is a remarkable collection of classic, modern and timeless shapes in rich colors. The designs are so diverse, you can spot Zero G eyewear on celebrities ranging from Matt Damon to LaBron James and Larry King. Weighing in 40% lighter than stainless steel, Zero G Titanium refers to “zero gravity” or “weightlessness.” Look for the distinctive “four squares” Zero G logo on the temples, representing quality, balance, strength and simplicity.
Mykita Mylon: There simply isn’t anything comparable to a Mylon frame and that’s evident the moment you see and hold one of these frames in person. Mykita advertises that it blurs the border between fashion and sports, with a breakthrough design that’s light and extremely durable. The Mylon collection is an industry first using a new material based on polyamide in complex, patented production process. A selective laser sintering technique is used to make frames individually and the state-of-the-art material means the final product is fully adjustable. After years of research, this innovation has won Mykita numerous recognitions in the field of product design.
141 Eyewear: Designed in Portland, Oregon, 141 is a high-quality line of super light, durable, eco-friendly frames—with a twist. For every frame purchased, 141 gives a new pair of prescription glasses to a person in need. While other companies may set aside a portion of proceeds toward charity, the folks at 141 do much more, as their name implies. You buy one frame, they give 1-4-1. The founders of 141 say they wanted to create a for-profit company with a non-profit soul. The 141 collection represents that merger of their passions for eyewear and giving.
Tom Ford: Tom Ford gained international fame for the turnaround at Gucci, during his tenure as creative director. The fashion designer and film director created his own line in 2005. The eyewear label quickly became a smashing success, sold at his own stores and in boutique in cities across the world including New York, Milan, Shanghai and Tokyo.
TC Charton: Originally billed as “Asian fit” eyewear, TC Charton has become a favorite brand for people of many different ethnic backgrounds. Alexandra Peng Charton originally launched the collection as the only North American brand focused solely on eyewear for Asians. Peng targeted her designs for people who have a difficult time finding glasses that don’t slide down their noses or rest on their cheekbones. If you’ve had difficulty finding a comfortable fit with conventional eyewear, the beautiful and luxurious line of TC Charton may be the solution you’ve been awaiting.
Kilsgaard: Launched in Copenhagen, Kilsgaard eyewear is for those who appreciate simplicity. All frames in this contemporary, elegant collection are 100% aluminum, some combined with some of the finest acetates. Kilsgaard frames are designed in Denmark, produced in Italy, then returned to Denmark to be color-anodised before being sent back to Italy for final assembly. Kilsgaard says it is not out to revolutionize the world of eyewear with the latest trends, but rather to stay grounded in the classic designs that have lasted for decades.
WELCOME TO SEATTLE EYE
Downtown's Eye Care and Eyewear Center at Sixth & Pine
Clinic: 206-652-9000 Optical shop: 206-267-9500
523 Pine Street #200, Seattle, WA 98101
Matt, Optical Sales Specialist
Since 1999, Seattle Eye has been well known for finding solutions to fit most lifestyle needs and face shapes. Whether it's a classy, vintage frame for everyday wear, or a second pair of prescription sunglasses for bike riding or rock climbing, we've got your eyes covered with an extraordinary collection.
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