I wanted to start off by saying thank you for all the kind words on Tuesday’s post. I try to keep things relatively light and positive on the blog, but I had been feeling pretty meh
for the last few weeks and it took a lot to finally hit “Publish” on that post. Thanks for not judging and being supportive! It really means a lot :)
Back to happier things… SEE Eyewear opened its first location in Seattle this year! I’ve heard a lot about this company, as some of my glasses-enthusiast friends have purchased pairs from their San Francisco and Chicago stores in the past. It was great to finally get to check out their store locally in Seattle!
As someone who has gravitated more towards buying glasses online in the last 2 years, it was interesting to learn about SEE’s strategy for offering in-person purchasing options only. SEE Eyewear specializes in fashion-forward glasses, further encouraging the idea of glasses as an accessory, rather than an expensive necessity. “Hip without the rip” is their mantra. With new styles that launch every ~30 days, it’s hard to not get caught up in all the shiny, new frames that rotate in the display window!
At the launch party, I ran into the lovely Lindsay of Lindsay Living! It was so fun to shop glasses with her– especially because she has the most envy-inducing bangs that complimented every pair of frames she tried on.
The weekend after the launch party, I couldn’t stop thinking about the pair that you see in the photo above. I actually wore them around the store the entire night of the launch. I’ve never seen a more perfect, neutral tint of clear frames and kept contemplated buying them.
My friend convinced me to go back to the store a couple days later to pick up the clear frames. This is when I learned that all the prescription frames are buy one get one 50% off, sooooo I may or may not have picked up more than one pair. Oops! I can’t say no to a good sale! Plus, SEE has a program where if you buy 5 pairs of glasses (not all at once… you can spread this out over the years), the 6th pair of free. Pretty sweet deal, right?
If you’re in the Seattle area and in the market for new frames, I would recommend giving SEE a shot! They’re located at 1429 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 (at the intersection of 5th Ave and Union St).