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:

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!

Mr. Leight

Mr. Leight:

Here’s the low-down:

Larry Leight founded Oliver Peoples in Los Angeles in 1986.

His son, Garrett, founded GLCO: Garrett Leight California Optical in 2010.

Now, the head honchos of two of Grey St. Optician’s most popular eyewear brands, have collaborated to create ‘Mr. Leight’

Garrett and Larry want to keep their new brand super exclusive… They have hand-picked 72 stockists worldwide to debut the collection; 54 of those are in Europe, just 4 are in the UK, 1 of which is on Grey Street in Newcastle!

The Mr. Leight frames have just arrived at Grey St. Optician. Hurry in to view them before anyone else!


Mr. Leight Preview Event in Paris

On a very rainy September evening we were invited to a chic Parisian apartment on Rue d’Alesia, for a special preview event of the Mr. Leight collection…

Mr. Leight Preview Event in Paris

Once inside we were lucky enough to meet with Larry, Garrett, and the rest of the team who introduced us to their creative concept over a signature cocktail. Getting to party with such legends of the Eyewear world was amazing; their shared passion is undeniable, and we were blown away by the frames. We knew that we had to bring them back to Grey Street!

Signature cocktails!