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    13
    Aug

    After a Long Wait, the Maria Sherapova Sunglasses from Tag Heuer Have Arrived!

    In April we teased all of you with a promise that the “Maria Sherapova” Sunglasses from Tag Heuer were about to arrive at Urban Optiques.

    Okay, it took a little longer than expected, but we just received the first Maria Sherapova signature sunglass in from Tag Heuer and it’s amazing:

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    Category : Designer Sunglass of The Week | Designer Sunglasses | European Eyewear | TAG Heuer | Womens Eyewear | Blog
    8
    Aug

    Urban Optiques Vision & Eyewear Featured in This Week’s Northville Record “Strictly Business” Section

    Just in time for the Fall eyewear season, we picked up a 3/4 page Q&A in the Northville Record!

    Not only were we thrilled with the coverage, but we are also extremely pleased with how well it represents who we are, what we do and what we believe sets us apart from nearly every other Metro-Detroit eyewear boutique and optometrist.

    Check it out (click on the image for larger version):

    Urban Optiques Vision & Couture Eyewear Featured in Northville Record


    Category : Buy Michigan Now | Designer Eyewear | Designer Sunglasses | European Eyewear | Luxury Eyewear | Press | Blog
    30
    Jul

    Megan Fox’s Eyeglasses Cause Major Case of Eyewear Envy. The Good News? You Can Get Her Lafont Karima Frames at Urban Optiques.

    Actress Megan Fox is the perfect example in our minds of why people need to think of eyeglasses as an accessory, and not justMegan Fox Eyeglasses: Megan Fox in Lafont Karima Eyeglasses a medical necessity.

    Take the eyeglasses that Fox was spotted in last year: As soon as the photos of Megan in her fab eyeglasses hit the Internet, there was a flurry of searches around what frames she was wearing.

    How do we know?

    Well, we watch stuff like this.  It’s part of how we track trends in not just eyewear, but also fashion and accessories. This helps us better predict what to carry in the store, as well as recommend to people what’s going to be stylish this season.

    In the case of Fox, it didn’t take much more than a quick look to know right away that she was wearing Lafont eyeglasses, one of our flagship brands here at Urban Optiques.

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    Category : Celebrity Eyewear: Seen On | European Eyewear | Eyeglasses & Sunglasses | Lafont-Paris Eyewear | Womens Eyewear | Blog
    22
    Apr

    We Got A Glimpse of the New John Galliano and Tod’s Line of Sunglasses and You Are Going to LOVE Them!

    This week  Marcolin, the U.S. distributor of Tom Ford, Tod’s and DSquared2, stopped in to show us the new sunglass John Galliano Beau Regard Sunglasseslines from John Galliano and Tod’s.

    At first we were a little skeptical.

    We’ve been searching for some new eyewear lines to add at Urban Optiques for several months now, and what we’ve seen so far (outside of Francis Klein) hasn’t particularly impressed us.

    We pretty much knew what we didn’t want:  Yet another line of sunglasses from some giant corporate design center with yet another fashion designer’s name stuck on the temple with something akin to Super Glue as an afterthought.

    There are tons of those brands out there, and outside of the designer logo itself, there’s really not much in terms of unique design to differentiate these eyewear lines from each other.

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    Category : Designer Eyewear | Designer Sunglasses | European Eyewear | Eyeglasses & Sunglasses | Galliano Sunglasses | Style | Sunglasses | Tod's Sunglasses | Blog
    2
    Apr

    Spring Has Arrived and So Have the New Chloé Sunglasses and Eyeglasses at Urban Optiques!

    When we think of Chloé, we think gorgeous French ready-to-wear fashion, handbags — and yes — beautiful eyewear.Chloe-Spring-Ad-2

    Just in time for the Spring and Summer sun, we’ve received more than 20 new eyewear pieces from the Chloé 2010 Eyewear Collection, ranging from subtle and sophisticated, to bold, funky and avant garde.

    Urban Optiques was the first eyewear boutique to carry Chloé in Southeast Michigan and we’ve moved so many Chloé frames in the past six months, that we decided to bring more, fresh stock in.

    This is truly gorgeous eyewear that you’ll want to stop in to try on — especially the new narrower eyeglass frames that work on more petite faces and Chloé’s stunning line of sunglasses that will help you see and be seen … as well as protect your eyes from UV  rays this summer.

    Enjoy!

    Urban Optiques 2010 Chloé’ Eyewear & Sunglass Collection

    Chloé Sunglasses

    Chloé Sunglasses in Brown

    Chloé Tortoise Sunglasses Round

    Chloé Round Sunglasses

    Chloé Paris Designer Sunglasses

    2010 Chloé Sunglasses On Display at Urban Optiques

    Chloé Black Sunglasses

    Chloé Aviator Style Sunglasses

    Chloé Eyeglasses

    Chloé Eyeglasses in Cream

    Chloé Eyeglasses on Display at Urban Optiques

    Chloé Brown Eyeglasses in White Chloé Case

    New Chloé Eyeglasses at Urban Optiques

    Category : Chloé | Designer Eyewear | Designer Sunglasses | European Eyewear | Sunglasses | Blog
    13
    Mar

    Urban Optiques’ “La La La Lafont” Video Makes the Official Lafont-Paris Eyewear Blog!

    We woke up this Saturday to find that our first experiment in trying to bring our eyewear alive for our clients and Urban Optiques Featured On Lafont Blogpatients through video got noticed …  4,000 miles away in Paris!

    Yesterday, Lafont featured the Urban Optiques video highlighting one of our favorite French eyewear designers on their official blog “Le Blog LAFONT.

    What’s most remarkable to us about this whole story is that Lafont found our video on their own. We never tipped them off.

    Lafont recently relaunched their website and included a blog as part of the redesign, which we thought was really forward-thinking.  So it was the highlight of our weekend to find our video included Lafont’s website.

    You can check it out here:

    http://blog.lafont.com/2010/03/12/lafont-clip-by-urban-optiques/

    And here is the video on Optiques TV that started it all:

    Hopefully this will intrigue you enough to come in and check out the more than 70 Lafont-Paris eyeglasses we have in stock at Urban Optiques!

    Category : Designer Eyewear | European Eyewear | Eyeglasses & Sunglasses | Lafont | Lafont Sunglasses | Lafont-Paris Eyewear | Urban Optiques | Blog
    16
    Feb

    The Lafont Brazil Sunglass puts the “Tres” in “Tres Chic” with this Magnificent Round Sunglass that You’ll Never Find at “The Sunglass Hut”

    If you haven’t noticed yet, we adore everything about Lafont.Lafont Brazil Sunglasses in Gray

    From their inspired optical eyeglass collection that offers a color, pattern and frame shape for seemingly everyone (it’s just a matter of trying them on, trust us) to Lafont’s imaginative sunglass line that breaks every convention — yet seem to always look so sophisticated, classy … and well … so French –  Lafont continues to be one of our most popular eyewear lines among both our clients and the Urban Optiques team.

    Last month, we refreshed our Lafont eyewear collection and brought in over sixty new Lafont frames from their 2010 Spring eyewear collection. Being the sun lovers that we are, we also picked a half-dozen new Lafont sunglass models as well for the store.

    It’s how we people in the eyewear business remind themselves that Spring will eventually come: We buy new sunglass stock.

    One of the Lafont sunglasses that really made our heart pound was the Lafont Brazil.

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    Category : Designer Eyewear | Designer Sunglass of The Week | Designer Sunglasses | European Eyewear | Lafont | Lafont Sunglasses | Lafont-Paris Eyewear | Blog
    11
    Feb

    Forget about flowers and chocolate, if you really want to make her heart flutter this Valentines Day say “Be Mine” with the gift of one of these seven hot sunglasses from Urban Optiques.

    Guys, a Valentines Day Gift Tip: Next to shoes and handbags, there is only one other accessory that a woman can’t have to many of …  Sunglasses.

    So while flowers are beautiful and chocolate is delicious, sunglasses are eternal.

    Well, maybe not eternal, but they have a longer shelf life than roses or Godivas.

    So if you’re scratching your head over what to buy your sweetie this Valentines Day, Urban Optiques is going to take the guesswork out of picking out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift by recommending seven sunglasses that are sure to please even the most discriminating woman.

    All of these sunglasses are currently in-stock at Urban Optiques. In some cases, we have certain models in other colors, so please call for more information. We stock more than 100 designer fashion and couture sunglasses, so if you don’t see the perfect Valentine’s shade here, there’s a good chance we’ll have it.

    And ff your sweetheart is particularly picky, gift certificates are also available.

    Chrome Hearts “Queenie”

    Chrome Hearts Queenie Sunglasses Seen On Paris Hilton

    If the “Queenie” sunglass from Chrome Hearts is good enough for bored hotel heiresses like Paris Hilton, it’s sure to be perfect for your fashion-conscious sweetheart.

    All jesting aside, this is a really fabulous, big sunglass with a unique square-ish frame that works on just about every face shape.  So if her sunglass collection is filled with giant round sunglasses, she’ll love the “Queenie” because it’s still big and dramatic, but breaks the mold in terms of shape.

    In other words, it’s a sunglass that her girlfriends won’t have.  BIG points for you.

    We have the Queenie from Chrome Hearts in “Cherry Stripe.”

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    Category : Chrome Hearts Eyewear | Chrome Hearts Sunglasses | Designer Sunglasses | Lafont Sunglasses | Lafont-Paris Eyewear | Lanvin | Luxury Eyewear | Oliver Peoples | Tom Ford | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Blog
    2
    Feb

    The Lafont Venise Eyeglass Frame is the Perfect Complement to this Spring’s Runway Looks

    We’ve been watching the Spring couture collections like hawks around Urban Optiques and one thing is clear: Safari-inspired fashion and wild-at-heart eyewear to match is still hot, hot, hot.lafont-venise-eyeglasses-531

    We weren’t sure if the animal-kingdom inspired looks that we saw out of Donna Karan in this Fall would make it through into the Spring 2010 collections, but they did.

    Everywhere we look, animal print and textures seem to be in.

    And we’re none too glad for it, since we just received in a slew of new eyewear to complement the leopard prints, reptile textures and soft, muted browns, greens and khakis that appear to be winding their way into plenty of couture collections this Spring.

    Which bring us to the Lafont Vanise, which is one of our favorite frames around Urban Optiques right now.

    This isn’t one of Lafont’s latest releases, but it does signal their ability to spot trends long before they happen.

    This frame is sophisticated and completely gorgeous, replicating an alligator-type texture on the temples with a wild but sophisticated acetate frame that is just screaming for someone to grab it and put it on their face.

    The frame retails just north of $500 dollars, but we think it’s worth it.

    Even better, the Lafont Venise comes in six different frame and temple colors, which got us thinking:

    Could we match the Venise up with more than one look for Spring?

    So we looked at four different Spring 2010 designer runway looks from Paris and New York (from Dior, Akris, Tory Burch and Chris Benz) and matched them to a coordinating Lafont Venise eyeglass frame.

    We also picked some killer shoes to match the eyewear, grabbing selections from Manolo Blahnik, Sergio Rossi, Behnar Kanan and Tanja S. London.

    Turns out that that the Venise worked with each one of them flawlessly — from retro-inspired fashions to “bad girl” couture.

    It’s truly rare to find a piece of designer eyewear that meshes with so many different styles, but somehow the Venise from Lafont pulls it off.

    Check out the looks we put together:

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    Category : Designer Eyewear | European Eyewear | Lafont-Paris Eyewear | Style | Blog
    10
    Jan

    Straight From Paris, We’ve Added More Than 40 New Lafont Eyeglasses in Colors, Shapes and Patterns That Are a Feast for the Eyes!

    While April in Paris is still three wintery months away, it already feels like springtime on the rue du Faubourg Urban Optiques 2010 Lafont Eyewear CollectionSt-Honoré inside Urban Optiques.

    That’s because on Thursday, the first of several shipments of new Lafont eyeglasses and sunglasses arrived.

    We’ve added more than 40 new frames from Lafont, drawn from the new Spring/Summer 2010 Lafont Paris Collection, as well as new, fresh designs from the Issy & LA and Lafont Reedition Collections. We also added several new  Lafont Pour les Infants frames for children, ‘Tweens and infants.

    While the majority of our new Lafont suns will arrive closer to Spring, we did pick a couple of very chic Lafont sunglasses, just to remind everyone that winter doesn’t last forever.

    Less than two days after adding the frames, we’ve already sold three of the new Lafont models, which is a great sign.

    In celebration of the addition of the new Lafonts, we’re doing a buy one frame at regular price and get 1/2 off select Lafont frames from our previous collection.

    This is a great opportunity to pick up two very different styles of Lafonts (one for work and maybe something bolder for play), so be sure to ask about the special when you stop in to browse the new collection.

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    Category : Designer Eyewear | European Eyewear | Lafont-Paris Eyewear | Blog

    About Urban Optiques

    Urban Optiques provides vision care, eye exams & exclusive designer eyewear to Northville, Plymouth, Novi, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Farmington, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, & Metro-Detroit.

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    105 MAINCENTRE
    Northville, MI - 48167

    Tel: 248.347.9090

    Fax: 248.773.7528

    seebeseen@urbanoptiques.com