Garrett Leight EVENT: Friday 8TH Nov from 3PM

It’s the big one!

Drop everything, clear your diaries, arrange your early finish from work; make sure you do NOT miss our exclusive Garrett Leight event!!

Our Californian friends will be taking over our store from 3pm to 7pm on Friday 8th November.

At our Garrett Leight event you can expect to find:

  • Every Garrett frame in every colour, and all of the awesome GLCO sunglasses,
  • The very exclusive Mr Leight collection,
  • Badges,
  • Bottle openers,
  • Cleaning sprays,
  • Spectacle magazine,
  • Deck chairs,
  • Beer,
  • Special lens discounts with frames ordered on the day…

We’d love you to join us! If you would like more information or would like to come along, you can get in touch here: https://www.greyst.co.uk/contact-us/

Who is Mr Leight?

“A collaboration between father and son, Larry and Garrett Leight, Mr. Leight bridges multiple generations of design and craftsmanship to deliver superlative contemporary eyewear. Together, they are committed to creating uncommonly thoughtful, beautiful, and original designs that combine the classic and the new and reflect the spectrum of their immense eyewear knowledge and expertise.

Mr. Leight represents a perfect union of Larry Leight’s decades-long history working with the finest eyewear craftsmen in the world as the Founder and Creative Director of Oliver Peoples, and Garrett Leight’s entrepreneurial spirit and uncompromising contemporary vision in his own endeavor, Garrett Leight California Optical. For both Larry and Garrett, creating impeccable, iconic eyewear is a truly lifelong pursuit.”

Warning: Christmas light switch on….

The day before our Garrett Leight event, Thursday 7th November, is the Newcastle Christmas lights switch on. Sam Fender is hitting the button this year so 5000 people are expected at the base of Grey’s monument from 5pm (the light switch on is 6.30pm).

As in previous years, it will be impossible to get in and out of our store so we’ll be closing our doors at 5pm on Thursday and running for the hills!

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 8th November for the Garrett Leight Special!

‘California Dreaming’ – Our late summer spectacular begins today!

The endless summer of 2018 continues with our California Dreaming late summer spectacular! Get a taste of the Golden State with up to 50% off California’s finest eye-wear brands!
Always wanted that preppy Oliver Peoples frame? How about Garrett Leight’s effortlessly cool frames, clips and shades?
And it’s not all about laid-back vibes on the West Coast…
The elegant luxury of Dita’s eyewear is also designed in the heart of California.
Come along to take a look and you could be California dreaming, too!

GLCO

After launching with just 4 frames in Venice Beach in 2011, Garrett Leight California Optical are on a rapid upward trajectory. Now they rub shoulders with the leading independent eye-wear brands on the planet. Grey St. Optician was one of the first GLCO stockists and it has been a pleasure to share the journey with them.

Each frame is named after a Venice street and embossed with VC/CA90291. They are influenced and inspired by the people, places, and stories of California. With effortless cool, they perfectly encapsulate the West coast vibe… and we love it!

Oliver Peoples:

Each Oliver Peoples frame is inspired and created in the design studio in West Hollywood, California. Remaining true to the sophisticated, intellectual aesthetic made iconic by the brand,  tortoiseshell hues feature heavily in the collection.

Oliver Peoples
Oliver Peoples Craftmanship

Each frame is meticulously handcrafted in a dedicated factory following a process that combines both technological advancements and the human touch. A dedicated team of highly trained technicians assembles the individual frame components and hand polishes them in a process similar to fine jewelry. The result is the finely crafted eye-wear with enduring integrity and authenticity of design.

 

DITA

A category of one. DITA has had the unique pleasure of serving the world’s most discerning clientele. You can’t literally see the teams of designers, research and development, or the number of months it took to make a pair of DITA frames. But you will always feel its presence when you hold it in your hands. Which is why DITA’s design and manufacturing standards are regarded as the benchmark by which all other luxury eyewear brands are judged.

Dita Eyewear

 

California Dreaming

Whether its effortless West coast cool, classic tortoiseshell, or a little bit of luxury, the California Dreaming – late summer spectacular is sure to have something for you!

http://www.dita.com

Christmas Market…that time already?

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!

 

http://www.laeyeworks.com

 

http://www.vinylize.com