Archive for June, 2010


NBA Basketball Star Danny Granger Seen in Badgley Mischka “Steve” Sunglasses

Our friends over at the Destination: Sama boutique in West Beverly Hills just sent us a picture they snapped of NBA basketball star Danny Granger in his new Badgley Mischka “Steve” aviator sunglasses.

The “Steve” sunglass that Danny Granger is sporting is actually a new model from Badgley Mischka Eyewear and Sama and will be released later this month.

Granger is pictured below wearing the “Steve” in gold with 24K gold lenses. We’re still waiting for confirmation from Sama on other color variations, but we do know it will also be available in Clove with special triple gradient-lenses.

If you are interested in pre-ordering the Badgley Mischka “Steve” please give us a call at 248-347-9090 or email us at: and we’ll put you on the V.I.P priority list for this hot new model.

Danny Granger in Badgley Mischka “Steve” Sunglasses

Danny Granger Sunglasses: NBA Forward Danny Granger in Badgley Mischka


Category : Celebrity Eyewear: Seen On | Luxury Eyewear | Sama Eyewear | Sama Sunglasses | Blog

Experience First Hand The Sama Eyewear Runway Show at the Angiolucci Lunettes Boutique in Catania, Italy.  Featuring Sunglasses from the Sama, Badgley Mischka and Loree Rodkin eyeCouture Collections.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we adore Sama Eyewear around Urban Optiques.


Well,  Sama is simply producing some of the most amazing, contemporary couture eyewear on the planet.  Forget about Chanel, D&G, Dior, Burberry and Coach.  Anyone can buy that at Sunglass Shack or Lenscrafters.  If you want something truly unique, you’ll want Sama.

If you don’t believe us, check out this great video filmed at the Angiolucci Lunettes Boutique in Catania, Italy. Not only does it feature some of Sama’s hottest sunglasses, but it also includes some great clips from Sama founder and lead designer Sheila Vance.

It speaks for itself.

The footage includes sunglasses from Sama, Badgley Mischka Eyewear and Loree Rodkin eyeCouture.

Enjoy and Grazie! to Angiolucci for sharing this with us all:

Category : badgley mischka | Luxury Eyewear | Sama Eyewear | Sama Sunglasses | Style | Sunglasses | Blog

Nothing Whispers Long Days at the Beach like the Chloé Tilia Sunglass. Today’s Look Shows You How to Rock These Born-for-the-Beach Sunglasses All Summer Long.

Sometimes you run across a pair of sunglasses with such a distinct personality that everyone who sees them uses theChloe Tilia Sunglasses in Cream and Brown same adjective to describe them.

That’s exactly what happened when we first set our eyes on the Chloé “Tilia” sunglasses.

When our Chloé rep pulled out the Tilias, the first word out of all our mouths was: “Beach!”

From the oversized, 50s-inspired cat-eye shape to the muted, earth-tone pastels and adorable little metallic star in the corner of the lens, the Tilia just seemed to evoke images of toes-in-the-sand or lounging poolside with a mojito in your hand.

It turns out, though, that the Chloé Tilia is a remarkably versatile sunglass.  Combine it with a pair of vintage jeans and billowing peasant blouse and it takes on a decidedly Boho vibe.  Not bad for a single pair of shades. continue

Category : Chloé | Designer Sunglass of The Week | Designer Sunglasses | Eyewear Lookbooks | Style | Blog

Had Lasik? Use Your VSP Eyeglass Benefit for Sunglasses

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A Little Known Perk from VSP Lets Lasik Patients Use Their Eyeglass Benefit for Non-Prescription Sunglasses

If you’ve had Lasik surgery and want to upgrade to a new pair of If You Have VSP Vision and Have Had Lasik, You May Qualify for a Non-Prescription Sunglass Benefitsunglasses this summer, we’ve got a great tip that could save you over $100 on your new shades.

Thanks to a little known benefit from VSP, VSP vision insurance members who have undergone Lasik vision correction surgery can use their bi-yearly eyeglass benefit toward a pair of non-prescription sunglasses.

Yes, we said that right: If you’ve had Lasik and you have VSP, you can get your non-prescription sunglasses completely or partially paid for.

Normally, the frame benefit can only be applied to prescription sunglasses (for non-Lasik patients.) But if you’ve had Lasik surgery, VSP wants you to still protect your eyes from damaging UV rays and is willing to let you apply your usual frame benefit toward a pair of fantastic suns.

Depending on your particular VSP plan, this benefit can save you up to $150 dollars on non-prescription sunglasses.  That will pretty much cover a brand new pair of Ray Bans or get you into a pair of fab Badgley Mischka, PradaSama, Tag Heuer, or Chloe suns at a savings of up to 50% off the retail price (or better, depending on brand and model.)


Category : Sunglasses | Vision Care | Vision Care Tips & Tricks | Blog

Meet Our Newest Pre-Optometry Intern at Urban Optiques: Ellie Rose

One of the things that excites me the most about owning Urban Optiques is our Pre-Optometry Internship Program.

At any given time, you’ll typically find 1-3 smart, highly-talented (and always energetic) pre-optometry students Ellie: Urban Optiques Summer Pre-Optometry Interninterning at Urban Optiques.  As someone who was able to experience an internship myself earlier in my career, I know how invaluable it can be to get some real-world, hands-on experience working within a bustling practice BEFORE you enter the optometry doctoral program.

So I’m thrilled to introduce and welcome our latest Pre-Optometry Intern at Urban Optiques, Ellie Rose.

Ellie joins our existing rockstar Intern Claire Steensma who has been with us since January. Claire will be doing some traveling this summer as well as switching around some of her hours, so we’re thrilled to have Ellie jump in and help cover, as well as bring her own delightful personality, energy and intelligence to the practice.

So a little bit more about Ellie:

Ellie is currently a Junior at the University of Michigan (which as a Spartan, I will not hold against her) and is doing her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience.  She’s extremely active in the Alpha Phi Omega (Gamm Pi Chapter) service fraternity at U of M (so you know she has a heart);  loves photography and art; music and planning parties and events (good skills to have around Urban Optiques!)


Category : Optometry Interns | Urban Optiques | Blog

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