Designer Eyes

Schmoozing: designer eyes opens oculus flagship

by Brian Lipton
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Florida-based luxury eyewear retailer Designer Eyes celebrated the opening of its New York flagship inside the recently opened Oculus (Westfield World Trade Center Mall) on Tuesday, September 20. Guests at the event included Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan and news reporter (and former Bachelor contestant) Olivia Caridi.

This $3.5 million, 1,850 square-foot space houses such eyewear brands as Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, DITA, Cartier, and Fendi. In addition, it offers personal eyewear stylists by appointment, concierge services for any off-site eyewear emergencies, and complimentary espresso or champagne so you can sip and shop.

The company was found in 1974 by Jacky Amar and remains a family-owned business. The Oculus store is the brand’s seventh retail flagship, and launches are planned for a store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, as well as Miami and Beverly Hills.

“Our deeply rooted brand partnerships allow us to offer exclusive styles and unique assortments to fashion-forward eyewear connoisseurs,” said Amar. “Luxury is no longer defined by cost, it’s defined by the experience, and that’s exactly what our clients will find at the new World Trade Center location.”