Rivet & Sway: glasses for work, play, and everything in between

by thedemuremuse on September 14, 2012

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting the team behind a Seattle-based, try-at-home glasses company, Rivet & Sway. The evening started off with browsing the full collection of frames which all had cheeky names like The Hungry Heart, All Who Wander, and The Poetic License, just to name a few of my favourites.

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A few moments later, I was introduced to Ritzy, the resident style guru who worked with me to find my frame soul mate. I felt like I was at a speed dating event, but with glasses. She asked me what I like/didn’t like in a pair of frames, how often I wear glasses, where I wear my glasses, and so on. I basically said I was looking for a pair of cute frames in which I could feel like myself– ones that have a bit of attitude fit for weekends out, but not too loud for the office during the week.

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After falling in love with five different pairs (darn, they were all so perfect), we finally narrowed it down to The Hungry Heart (pictured above) and the Spitfire (below) frames.

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I ended up selecting the Spitfire in crystal black (as seen in my last outfit post). The modern cat-eye was too perfect to pass up. I tried them on and fell in love. They were everything that I didn’t know I was looking for in a frame.

After placing my order, I got a chance to chat with Sarah, VP of Product. I got to learn all about the history of Rivet & Sway and the logistics and challenges of owning a web-based glasses company. It was so interesting to hear about the processes invisible to the customers. It was so inspiring to be surrounded by the sheer passion of everyone at Rivet & Sway!

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The most impressive part of the service was the turnaround time for the glasses. Although I didn’t follow the usual try at home steps, my order was still processed in the same way. I was surprised to see the glasses in my mailbox only 2 days after the order was placed (most likely due to the fact we’re both in Washington)!! The packaging was beautiful and even better– Sarah hand-signed a note! Turns out she signs a note in every order shipped. Wowzas! I could not be happier to support such a passionate, caring, and not to mention local company!

Disclaimer: I received these glasses courtesy of Rivet & Sway, but the review of the service I received is my own honest opinion.

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0     /     6 comments
  • John Lusk

    Thank you so much for offering to go through the R&S experience Katrina. Your feedback and insights have been super helpful as we continue to make the prescrption eyewear purchasing experience as awesome as possible for women! And of course, the Spitfires look amazing!

    John Lusk
    Rivet & Sway CEO

  • Ritzy

    Katrina, it was great to meet you! I had so much fun helping your find your perfect pair, and I love that you felt like you were speed dating, but with glasses :) I’m so happy that you went with the Spitfires. You are rocking those frames!

  • kristian satterlee

    How interesting! The pair you selected (and the Hungry Heart too) were very cute!

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  • http://woodycakes.livejournal.com Patty

    WOW. just wow. Those are some pretty specs! you’re making me want new ones!

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