The Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale is this Saturday 2/1 from 9am-4pm at the Alexandria Westin. The best boutiques in Alexandria will be there for the biggest shopping event of the season, to see a full list of all the shops in attendance click here. We’ll have the latest styles in sunglasses from all of your favorite designer brands, so come early and shop often.
This sale draws a lot of folks, so we’ve compiled a list of tried and true tips to help you get the most out of the sale.
- Can I use my FSA or HSA to purchase sunglasses? YES! You absolutely can, and we can even provide a receipt for you.
- Are the sunglasses several seasons old? Nope! These are spring season sunglasses that were just released – you’re getting the newest styles from your favorite designer brands like Prada, Gucci, Kate Spade, Tom Ford, Face a Face, Jimmy Choo and more.
- What time does the sale start? 9am sharp! But we suggest lining up early so that you can get the good stuff. There is great inventory available all day long & the crowd is controlled at the door – so it’s never too many people & stays an enjoyable shopping experience.
- What other stores are participating? All of your favorite Alexandria boutiques – you can click here to get a full list.
- Where can we park? Parking is available at the Westin, in the The United States Patent and Trademark Office West garage at 550 Elizabeth Lane, Alexandria, Virginia
(Open at 24 hours/Rate $5)
Catch the FREE shuttle from King Street Metro.
Limited street parking available.
- Can I try on clothes and sunglasses? YES! If you plan to try on clothing, we suggest wearing leggings and a tight fitting top so you can just slip clothes on and off over them and not have to go full monty. You’ll absolutely be able to try on sunglasses and we’ll have mirrors available so you can see how fab you look.
Now, onto the good stuff. Below are a few of our favorite sunglasses we’ll have at the sale. Seriously we’ll have every. Single. Designer. Brand. You could ever dream of shopping.
We’re excited to take part in the Ladies Night Out Del Ray shopping event! So many great Del Ray boutiques are joining together to offer a fun night of sipping + shopping for the ladies of Del Ray and their gal pals. We’ll be open, swing by and try on some fantastic frames and take advantage of your FSA benefits before you lose them at the year’s end.
Ladies Night Out
Brought to you by Shops of Del Ray and Visit Del Ray
Thursday December 8th 2016
6:00 -9:00 pm
Enjoy an evening out! Buy local, enjoy special promotions & discounts — all while sipping Virginia wines. Bring a friend!
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Making your Memorial Day plans? They probably include some outdoor fun like BBQs, hiking, camping, water sports or beach time. You should be wearing sun protection during all these activities. Extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae and pterygia and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss. It can also cause premature aging around your eye area!
That’s where we come in. We have a huge selection of sunglasses for men, women, teens and kids too! Sunglasses for the whole family! Come by and snag a pair before this long holiday weekend, so the only thing you have to worry about is how much fun you’re having.
We have sunglasses from these great brands:
Face a Face
And many more!
We are nearing spring break! That time of year when we take a few days to travel, rest, clean the house – hopefully you are planning a fun trip out of town to celebrate this little break from work, school and daily routines.
While you are planning your spring break packing list – there is one crucial item you cannot forget – a fresh new pair of sunglasses.
The sun is hanging around a little longer this time of year, which means we need to all be wearing our sunglasses more often. UV protection is key to preventing vision damage and even premature signs of aging. Yes – wearing your sunglasses protects your delicate eye skin from uv damage and wrinkles.
Good thing we have a fabulous selection of sunglasses from brands like Ray-Ban, Bevel, Face a Face, Kate Spade and Prada. Pack any of these sunnies in your spring break luggage and you’ll look stylish while protecting your eyes.
Shop our selection this week or make an appointment to come in and see us, we’ll help you select the perfect pair, get it properly fitted and make sure your prescription is correct.
It is crucial to wear your sunglasses all year long – but sometimes in the winter we may tend to forget. While digging out from recent snows or building a snowman with the kiddos – sunglasses should be as much of a staple as a hat and gloves.
The Vision Council recently took to Facebook to remind us that “UV radiation can still cause damage in the winter months. In fact, during fresh snow fall, individuals can experience “snow blindness” from UV radiation reflecting off the ground,”.
Our staff picked a few of their favorite sunglasses this season from their favorite brands to our bestsellers. Keep scrolling to see their picks!
1.) Prada jeweled black on black sunglasses.
These are high fashion frames fit for topping off any stylish gal’s look. The black on black look is chic but still versatile enough to use everyday.
2. Face a Face Pomme2
This twist on a classic round frame features a peep tone blue. Perfect for a subtle pop of color!
3. Tortoise Shell frames with navy, coral and white accents.
These sunglasses are a true classic featuring tortoise shell frames with lacquered accents on the sides in coral, navy and white. Easily transition these frames to spring and summer!
Love these sunnies? Stop in and pick up a pair. Need your prescription included? Or maybe it’s time to check your prescription? Schedule an appointment here.
Join us Saturday, November 29th from 9am-1pm for our sunglasses sale event! You won’t want to miss this one day only sale. Take $75 off ALL sunglasses! Including brands like Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Prada, Carrera, Tory Burch & so many more!
Here is a little sneak peek of just some of the frames we have in stock for this sale.
In this week’s brand spotlight – we turn our attention to Face a Face. A French eyewear company in the cutting edge of optical design.
In 1995, Nadine Roth and Pascal Jaulent dreamt of shaking up an industry then dominated by the retro style. They chose to create a company based on modernity and creativity without compromise.They launched a unique, high end eyewear collection made in France.
Pascal Jaulent, President and Art Director
Pascal has a passion for human and social issues and for ethnology and his dream was to become a urban planner. His studies at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (Paris Management School) led him to first join the financial departments of large companies (Nestlé, Dior ) before his desire to work for a smaller company was fulfilled as General Manager of Lunettes Lafont Paris.
He discovered the amazing connections between the work of an architect and humans as well as the technical and fashion components of creative eyewear. In 1995 he asked Nadine Roth to bring their talents together. Pascal supervises the company strategy and directs the design studio. In order to guarantee the highest production standards to the design challenges of the collection he is also very involved in the production and technical aspects of the manufacturing process. Pascal also supervises the company financial and organizational matters.
Nadine Roth , VP, Marketing
Communication and Director of ExportNadine has gained an extensive knowledge of the international optical world through her experiences with various French designers and is recognized as such in many countries. Nadine manages the Marketing and Sales development of FACE à FACE and strongly contributed to its international development. She opened the American subsidiary and manages a team of exclusive salespeople and distributors throughout the world.
As a result of Nadine’s experience and energy, FACE à FACE exports close to 85% of its production in more than 40 countries and is recognized among the most respected brands in Europe, America and Asia. Her sense of fashion trends and product perception brings a very valued input to the brand’s international marketing and communication strategies.
The Face a Face Mission
Far from standardized fashion diktats and conformist trends, each collection asserts its artistic temperament, drawing its inspiration from the sources of Modern Art, architecture and contemporary design. Face à Face frames are developed in Pascal’s design studio, resembling small subtle pieces of architecture, playing with volumes, shapes, material and textures. The frames express themselves through a unique color range which is a true FACE A FACE trademark.
FACE A FACE eyewear will reveal your individual personality and underline the boldness, the modernity, the seduction of an independent, creative object of design.
Why We Love Them
Face a Face’s bold designs and fabulous color choice make them one of our favorite brands. The make stylish frames that are each its own little work of art.
In the second installment of our new blog series, Your eye2eye, we chat about why we stock the products we do, and what we hope our community and customers get out of their experience with eye2eye.
Why shop and support an independent eyewear boutique?
As a member and neighbor of our Del Ray community, we know first hand how important it is to this community to support locally owned small businesses like restaurants and retail stores. These small businesses make up the heartbeat of the Avenue, where main street still exists. Here at eye2eye we have gotten to know our customers over the years, we’ve learned what they like, we’ve listened to suggestions about products they need – and we’ve curated our collection of glasses and sunglasses to reflect those needs.
In keeping with the small town tradition of Del Ray, we too, like to do our best to support smaller eyewear manufacturers that carry products in a variety of price points that focus on design aesthetic, quality and attention to detail. Our customers like wearing a unique product that suits their lifestyle needs.
Every product we bring in to our store, we do with full awareness of our community and customers’ needs in mind.
Here are a few of our favorite independent eyewear brands and why we love them.
Face a Face
Face a Face is a French independent eyewear brand. Their designs are incredibly unique and high quality. Our opticians refer to them as “art for your face”.
Bevel is an independent eyewear line that creates classic designs in with modern touches. Their products are high quality and our staff loves them for their color choices!
Lindberg eyewear is at the top of the class for superior comfort and elegance. This independent eyewear line is known for their attention to detail and essential weightlessness.
This independent eyewear line is known for there zero gravity weightlessness, making them one of the most comfortable frames around. They offer high fashion frames crafted for comfort.
Orgreen independent eyewear brand handcrafts artful frames that are trendy and fashionable. These designer frames are made to last.
Blackfin Titanium Eyewear
This independent eyewear brand is indestructible. Besides being unbreakable, they are also incredibly lightweight and super stylish.
We love supporting independent eyewear brands, and we hope you will come see the difference at eye2eye. Click here to make an appointment.
Hoo-ray. That’s what we have to say about these stunning, bold and uber fashion forward Face a Face frames and sunglasses.
We are SO excited to add these to our collection, so here is a little sneak peek for you. Drumroll please….!
One of the best seasons is just around the corner – and already making in appearance in many places! The arrival of fall mean the changing of our wardrobes – switching out sandals for boots, t-shirts for sweaters and shorts for jeans and long pants.
Why not also switch up your eyewear? With frames in the warm hues of fall like brown, tortoise, burgundy and honey – you can match your specs to the colors of the season.
Above are a few of our favorite fall frames! From Face a Face to Bevel – we have the hottest brands in the best styles in stock and ready for your to update your look this fall.
Click here to make an appointment with one of our skilled opticians – they will help you select a frame perfect for your fall wardrobe. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for updates!