Archive for January, 2010

  • This week's "Movies at the Marquis" Classic Film: The Thomas Crown Affair Tix on sale at Starring the Gallery #detroit #
  • See how Stylecaster members are rocking their Ray Bans: #fashion #eyewear #stylecaster #sunglasses #
  • @rachelsiegel @stylecaster also knows how to wear her Ray Bans — love the Wayfarer frame as an eyeglass on Rachel. #
  • @sunnyyoo Thanks for the compliment! Assume you're referring to the website, and NOT me in my big Tom Ford sunnies 😉 in reply to sunnyyoo #
  • Get Tinted! Check Out How Tinted Lenses Can Turn Any Eyeglass Frame Into Something Unique to You: #fashion #eyewear #
  • Put Some Tint in Your Life. See the Tinted ProDesign eyewear exclusively from Urban Optiques: #eyewear #fashion #
  • Proenza Schouler Sunglasses: Should we add them to our collection? What do you think? #fashion #eyewear #sunglasses #
  • Check out the Francis Klein-Paris Eyewear and Suns Collection: Should We Stock It? We Need to Know! #fashion #eyewear #
  • Check out the King of Cool — Steve McQueen in tomorrow's "Movies at the Marquis" Classic Film Series: #movies #
  • And get your viewing guide from Urban Optiques for "The Thomas Crown Affair" now: #movies #detroit #entertainment #
  • Rumour is there are still a few tix for "Thomas Crown Affair" at the Marquis available tonight. Stop by Starring the Gallery to get yours! #
  • And don't forget to drop in after the movie for cocktails and 20% off all in-stock designer suns …We'll be serving local beer and Cosmos #
  • Big Saturday … appts all day long. And then we'll get the usual Saturday walk-in rush … Which is a good thing! #
  • Thanks everyone for stopping by the shop tonight after The Thomas Crown Affair at the Marquis Theatre. Steve McQueen rules! #
  • Eyewear Trivia: How Much Did Steve McQueen's Blue tinted Persol 714s from "The Thomas Crown Affair" sell for at auction? #eyewear #movies #

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Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway Sizzle in this Sexy Classic Heist Film at the Marquis Theatre Sponsored by Urban Optiques, Tom Holzer Ford and Starring the Gallery

The “King of Cool” makes a return to the big screen tomorrow night in “The Thomas Crown Affair” — the latest of eleven classic films Urban Optiques is sponsoring during the “Movies at the Marquis Classic Film Series” at the historic Marquis Theatre in downtown Northville.

For generations who don’t know who Steve McQueen is, we’ll fill you in quickly.

But before we do this, check out these great clips from The Thomas Crown Affair, showing tomorrow night at the Marquis Theatre:

McQueen’s life had all of the marks of either a disaster or a major success story.

His father was a barnstorming stunt pilot and his mother was young, rebellious, alcoholic. McQueen’s mom left him at the doorstep of his grandparents, and for much of his youth, he bounced between stability and chaos. Eventually he wound up in a reform school, where he straightened up his act, became a leader and eventually moved on to take acting lessons.


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Should We Carry the Francis Klein Eyeglass and Sunglass Lines?

We’re looking to add a couple of select eyewear and sunglass lines to our current collection this Spring.Francis-Klein-DOMI-Sunglasses

One of the designers who caught our eye was Paris-based Francis Klein.

There are a few of reasons why we are considering adding Francis Klein to our existing eyewear collection at Urban Optiques:

First, they just make beautiful, retro-inspired eyewear that’s hand-made in Paris.

Their frames — both optical and sun — are amazing works of art made by people who are passionate about creating unique, one-of-a-kind eyewear.

Second, no one in Michigan is carrying eyewear from this little French treasure (at least as far as we know), which makes them an even better fit for our buying philosophy.

Third, we love working with independent companies that haven’t diluted their brand or product through some giant corporate distribution network.  Like L’Amy (the distributor of our Lanvin-Paris and Chloé frames) and Lafont-Paris, they are a joy to work with since they don’t have some giant company making the decisions from a disconnected boardroom. These are people who get what we do and will not compromise on quality, style or service.

It’s something we really appreciate around Urban Optiques, because it’s the essence of who we are and what we stand for.

So check out some of Francis Klein’s eyeglasses and suns and tell us what you think:


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Introducing Our ProDesign | Denmark Tints Collection Only Available at Urban Optiques

At Urban Optiques, we like to get creative with our eyewear.ProDesign Denmark Sunglasses

It’s easy just to stock the same run-of-the-mill frames and brands that the chains carry, in the same predictable shapes, colors, materials and lenses.

If that’s what you truly want, you can always visit or (yes, believe it or not, we’re comfortable enough that you’ll eventually choose us that we’ll actually send you to our competitors’ websites to compare.)

But we’ve quickly realized that our clients and patients expect something different.

They want the new, the stylish, the fashionable, the unusual — and sometimes — the cutting edge.

That’s why they’ll drive from as far away as Ohio (yes, they really do) or Grosse Pointe to find their perfect eyewear in downtown Northville.

Which brings me to our new ProDesign | Denmark Tints Collection.


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  • Trying to figure out sudden interest in Loree Rodkin eyewear. Visits just surged, getting emails wanting to buy. What's going on? #fashion #
  • Watching the Golden Globes … #
  • @mee_chelle You're right @RachelSiegel rocks. She's all you need to navigate the fashion web (among other things.) in reply to mee_chelle #
  • Yikes… Anderson Cooper tweeting about discovering a child's skull in the debris in Haiti just sounds BAD in 140 characters. #
  • Somethings just require more sensitivity and context than Twitter can accommodate. #
  • I Have a Dream: Doing MLK's Unfinished Work in Detroit #IHaveADream #detroit #MLK #
  • @RachelSiegel Rachel, Matt @ quicken loans says you need to talk Ari into bringing you to Cleveland for the Family Reunion. in reply to RachelSiegel #
  • @RachelSiegel Then you can make a trip up to Northville and we can hook you up with some more cool eyewear! in reply to RachelSiegel #
  • Props to @SamaEyewear for fixing our client's precious Loree Rodkin sunglasses. She loves what you did! #
  • @SamaEyewear … now you just need to start Tweeting. August??? 😉 #
  • Urban Optiques Viewing Guide for "My Fair Lady" tonight at the Marquis Theatre is now available: #detroit #
  • Tickets on sale at Edwards Cafe & Catering 115 East Main. Last week's show sold out, so get your tix early today before they are gone! #

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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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Northville Square Mall
133 W. Main St. - Suite 243
Northville, MI - 48167

Tel: 248.347.9090 Fax: 248.773.7528