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/
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
March is an exciting month at Grey St. Optician! We have not one, but two amazing new brands to introduce.. the first of these is QUANTUM.
Our good friend Henrik Ørgreen has expanded his Ørgreen Optics portfolio with a completely new concept.
Quantum, the latin word for “amount”, has its roots in physics and refers to the smallest possible discrete entity of any physical property. Ørgreen have devised a spherical component for a new hinge which is hidden in the front of the frame – now that is discrete!
The front of the frame is 3D printed polyamide, the sides are Ørgreen’s signature material, high quality Japanese titanium. The new hinge is the magic that links the two together! Here’s a video showing how:
There is a Quantum frame for everyone; the colours include vivid hues and subtle tones, the styles range from classic to contemporary. All of the frames have the unique Ørgreen quality of being understated but with attitude!
Fun at the Fair
Here’s a little throwback to October 2017 when we were the first to see prototypes of Quantum at an international trade show. As you can see the Ørgreen stand is not only popular for their fantastic eyewear but also their amazing smoking mojito’s, Salud!
At Grey St. Optician, we are committed to finding the freshest and finest independent eyewear brands on the planet. There are some AMAZING frames out there and we have so much fun curating a collection to bring back to our boutique in the centre of Newcastle. We want you to share our passion for eyewear and look forward to welcoming you to our store!
Roll up, roll up, new Theos are in town! The most free willed independent eyewear brand on the planet has not let us down with their latest collection. Pictured above is one of the new noodle collection, Ramen.
We have new potatoes which feature acetate fronts and Theos unique sprung arm – pictured is Kartoffel 14.
Or you can visit the stations of Helsinki, Antwerp and Grand Central!
Find out what all of this madness is about by visiting Grey St. Optician today.
Theo are independent eyewear aficionados! Their inspiration is to move away from mainstream glasses in favour of groundbreaking original designs. Good for them! We are always super excited when a new family of Theos arrive because they are so different from the last… not just for the Belgian chocolates we find in the box.
If you want to have similar frames to everybody else then Theo is NOT the brand for you!
If you love individuality, style and non-conformity then ‘Theo loves you’, and so do Grey St. Optician!
Anne et Valentin are launching their new 2018 collection at an Italian trade show next week, but we have them here first… THIS Sunday.
Please join us for a special preview event and see brand new frames before anyone else!
If you love a frame on the day and
pre-order it, you will receive a complimentary ‘champagne afternoon tea for two’ with our friends at 21 (usual price £37).
PLUS… We have a selection of Anne et Valentin frames from earlier collections which will be 20% off on the day…. and you still get your 21 voucher!
If that wasn’t enough, we will have a MYSTERY BRAND on display too. A collection of rare, collectible handcrafted eyewear will be in store for one day only! We can’t give any more clues, but we can tell you they are beautiful and we can’t wait to show them to you…
Our usual Super Sunday opening hours apply: 11.30am to 4.30pm. Please call or email if you would like to come and take a look!
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!
This is Hannah, our new optometrist! She will be at Grey St. Optician two days a week to share the eye test workload with Nic and Tim. Don’t worry, you will be in very safe hands! Hannah recently completed a Masters of Science in Optometry and works at the hospital eye department at the RVI 3days a week. In her spare time, she likes to keep fit and travel. We know you will love her!
To book an eye test with Hannah, Nic or Tim click here.
*Please note that our appointment times have been extended to 40minutes to give us more time to talk to you! By listening to your needs we can offer tailored advice that can really make a difference to you.
Laura, Rachel and Hannah arrive in Paris for an international eyewear trade show. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
After an exhausting but exciting few days we have lots of new things we can’t wait to show you. New brands, new models, new colours and new concepts will be winging their way to Grey Street over the coming months.
Make sure you’re first to know when they arrive by following us on:
In case you were wondering:
Laura is wearing an Orgreen aviator with an amazing new colourway, affectionately described as ‘Matt fog grey’!
Rachel’s GLCO aviators have been pimped up with a pink custom tint. We have lots of bespoke tint options and ideas that can transform your eyewear, ask in store for details!
Hannah’s frame is from Grey St. Optician favourite, L.A.Eyeworks. Bold, bright and beautiful but very wearable I’m sure you will agree!
All of these frames are in stock right now!!!