Thanks to all of our clients, old and new! We have loved helping you choose some amazing eyewear in 2019!
Our hectic year included frame-finding trips to Milan, Paris and New York. We were proud to become the first European stockists of Brooklyn based LOWERCASE.
Now, we are delighted to introduce a very special new brand for 2020…
Organic architecture dreamed in Berlin
EYEWEAR IS NOT AN INANIMATE AND INORGANIC OBJECT, BUT OBTAINS THE POWER OF A MASK. IT CHANGES THE PERCEPTION OF SELF. THOSE WHO WEAR THE MASK, COME TO LIFE AND ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO FREE THEIR IDENTITIES. THESE MASKS REPRESENT CUBIC ROOMS, A NEW DIMENSION WHERE WE CAN FEEL AT EASE, COMFORTABLE WITH OURSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US. KUBORAUM IS NO LOGO. IT IS A MASK WITH ITS OWN LOOK AND POWER, BUT AS SOON AS YOU WEAR IT, THE MASK DOESN’T HIGHLIGHT ITSELF, BUT IT HIGHLIGHTS THE PERSONALITY AND FEATURES OF THE PERSON WEARING IT, KUBORAUM’S IDENTITY IS ABOUT THIS RELATIONSHIP…
If you like a bit of wow factor with your eyewear, these frames are for you! As worn by personalities with personality…
You can view the collection exclusively at GREY ST. Independent Optician. You can do this by arranging a frame consultation by clicking here:
This time last year we had just finished our store make-over. We absolutely love our new space and we hope you do too!
The Central Arcade
Our huge side windows offer a great view down the historic Central Arcade.
Our reclaimed bureau and dentists drawers provide room for hundred’s of amazing frames and sunglasses!
The new store has a Manhattan feel and we love hanging out here!
Finished View from Grey Street:
So here we are! Come and pay us a visit sometime! We are right at the top of Grey Street, near Grey’s monument.
World Class Eyewear
We are proud stockists of the leading independent eyewear brands from Europe and across the world. For a really special pair of glasses that you cannot wait to put on your face, look no further!
We like to do things a little differently from most opticians. We have so much stock that we cannot keep it all on display! While you scour the shelves to see what catches your eye, one of our frame specialists will make suggestions from our huge array of frames. We like to have fun helping you try on frames and you will end up spoilt for choice!
You can book your no obligation frame consulation here:
This time last year our store make-over had just commenced. After 11 years on Grey Street it was time for a fresh new look. Here’s a little throwback to October 2018 when our store refurbishment was in full swing.
The aim of the fit out was to get back to the original fabric and character of our historic Georgian building. In particular, we wanted to make the most of the high ceiling and the beautiful windows onto Grey Street and the Central Arcade.
We had hoped to polish up the original floor boards but unfortunately many were warped and in some parts missing altogether!
The plan B for the floor has been a great success! To cover all of the holes(!) we arduously hand cut a reclaimed timber floor into a chevron pattern. The old gym floor is one of the most talked about features of our new look store!
The extra work on the new floor led to a lot of late nights and a race to get the whole thing finished on time.
We did it!
Huge thanks to our friends, family and the workmen who put in a huge shift to help us get over the line! We are delighted with the results which will be revealed in our following post next week…
If you can’t wait for the next blog post you can always pay us a visit! You are sure of a warm welcome and can try on a feast of spectacles and sunglasses while perusing our new premises! Though it looks a lot different it is the same location as ever at the top of Grey Street!
The GREY ST. team descended on Paris last week for our annual trade show visit. It sounds romantic drinking champagne and trying on amazing eyewear all day but we promise you it’s tougher than it looks!
With our good friend Johann from MYKITA
What’s new from the show?
We couldn’t go all the way to Paris and not find something brand new. We have something really special on the way and can’t wait to show you! Be first to hear about it by following us on http://www.instagram/greyst_optician
Choosing glasses is a team effort at GREY ST. We are passionate about what we do and all like to be involved in the frame selection process. This helps us have an encyloplegic knowledge of our eyewear and enables us to find perfect frames for every face!
It does not matter who you speak to when you come in to our store. Everyone is fully versed in the latest eyewear trends in the UK, Europe and across the world. We are all invested in what we do and the frames we stock. Let an expert help you choose your next pair of glasses by booking a GREY ST. frame consultation today! https://www.greyst.co.uk/book-an-appointment/
Introducing Ahlem Manai-Platt. Ahlem has created a beautiful eyewear collection which we are delighted to bring to Grey Street!
A proud Parisian, Ahlem has named each frame after a famous neighbourhood or landmark in the French capital; the frame captures the feeling and colours of that particular place.
Small details mean a lot! Each frame is designed and handmade with an unrelenting attention to detail. Lightweight palladium is dipped in 3microns of gold and impeccably finished with vintage acetate temple tips. Flex hinges come with a lifetime guarantee.
We officially launch Ahlem THIS SUNDAY 3rd December as one of our Super Sunday specials, come along to be first to view these amazing frames!
The Christmas market has landed on Grey Street, yes it IS that time already!
There is a great atmosphere in town and the sun is shining!
If you’re coming in to start the Christmas shopping, make sure you call in and say hi! Did you know we offer a free glasses MOT? Get that wobbly arm tightened, let us check the fit of you’re frames or just get you’re lenses cleaned so they are extra sparkly for the Christmas season!
If you really want to look the part over the festive season, we have just taken delivery of lots of new frames following our trade show visit last month.
There are amazing new colours from LA Eyeworks, up-cycled vinyl beauties from Vinylize and all of the latest Garrett Leight frames are now in stock.
Why shy away from wearing glasses? Get some amazing frames that you can’t wait to show off to your friends! We have the finest array of independent eye-wear, right here on Grey Street. Come and take a look!
Pilot’s glasses, or aviators, were originally designed in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb.
Many of you have, or have had, a pair of aviator sunglasses. Now, with a little refinement in shape and style, it’s aviator optical frames which are causing a stir!
At Grey Street we have aviators large and small! Technical, lightweight frames from Mykita or laid back west coast cool from Garrett Leight California Optical. Among our favourites in Garrett’s collection are the foldable ‘Van Buren’ model and the classic ‘Club House’ which is pictured above. These beauties have just come back in to stock (and do not hang around) so hurry in now to give them a try!
NE1 Newcastle Motor Show hits Grey Street this weekend! Come and try the simulator, ogle at the beautiful cars, and try on some awesome sunglasses at Grey St. Optician!
The sun is shining and the town is buzzing!
Make sure you say hi to our good friend and Grey St. client Kim at Porsche! Thanks for the pic Kim!
The NE1 Newcastle Motor Show is the largest open-air city-centre motor show on some of Britain’s most beautiful streets. There are some real head-turners from Bentley, Aston Martin, Tesla, BMW and many more!
Make sure you have sunglasses to look the part in when viewing (or hopefully driving!) these beautiful cars! We are open until 5.30pm on Saturday 8th and 11.30 to 4.30pm on Sunday 9th!