Bill Clinton was president and Billy Crystal
hosted the Academy Awards. Gas was $1.22 a gallon and Mike Tyson
bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during a match. Oh. But my
favorite part of 1997? One Hip Chic opened on August 2. I can’t
believe it’s been fifteen years. Fifteen awe inspiring,
amazing, wonderful, soulful years filled with great eyeglasses
and much greater customers. Thanks.
Each May and November we choose a day to have
a special showing of frames. On that day, we invite a representative
from two or three of our favorite frame designers and show their
entire collections. There are thousands of frames here and it’s
a great opportunity to choose a new pair of hip specs. For one
week in July, we have our annual “Knock it Off Sale” when
we take 50% off 50 frames. If you’ve purchased glasses
here or have signed up to be on our mailing list, you’ll
receive a postcard in the mail before each of our annual events.
We’ll also announce the dates on our Facebook
Occasionally when I’m at an eyewear show
I stumble across an obscure, small frame company*. Like the Italian
manufacturer who was showing at the Paris show last fall. The
designer spoke no English but was able to convey that he designs
from the heart. Until we met, his frames had only been sold in
two shops in the US. Or what about the beautiful French female
designer, Carolyn, whose mother proudly showed me the newest
styles? Sometimes I just can’t resist these little eyewear
treasures. And that’s good news for you because I only
sell one of each style. I don’t restock…there’s
no reordering…which means you’ll most likely be the
only one in the state (or the country for that matter) wearing
your frame style.
*These companies are not listed on my Links page.
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I know, I know you thought glasses were just
for looking good. Truth of the matter is, they’re considered
a “medical device”. That means that if you have a flexible
spending account through your employer (you know, pre-tax dollars
set aside for medical expenses), you can spend it here! Isn’t
that a great way to pay for a pair of very hip specs?
Sometimes I’m asked how often I get new styles in. The answer is constantly. Really. I am unpacking new frames on a weekly basis. I love change. I love refreshing my inventory and working with new styles, colors and materials.
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