Smith Street in particular has attracted some new eyewear stores. Just a few months ago, See opened at 160 Smith Street, though James Leonard Opticians and Oculus are each just one block away.
Obviously, saturation point has not been reached, because Anne et Valentin, a French eyewear design duo, will be opening a store at 200 Smith Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
They began their company thirty years ago in Toulouse. Today, they have stores in Toulouse, Paris and one on Prince Street in Manhattan and their designs are distributed worldwide.
From Anne et Valentin's website:
From day one, rather than trying to adapt the customer to a frame, Anne and Valentin opt for a deeper comprehension of who their customers are - how they move, live and think - in order to find, for each, the perfect frame, dedicated to the customer’s unique personality and particularities.
So far all these new eyewear places seem to survive in the neighborhood. Obviously there seems to be growing market for more expensive glasses.
Where have you been shopping for yours lately?