Thursday, September 26, 2013

Norman Childs

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Norman Childs, the designer and owner of his eponymous eye-wear label. It was great getting to know a Pittsburgh-born brand and visiting the original Eyetique  (on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill) which Norman opened in 1979. 

Remember when I Instagrammed these fab frames? I got many e-mails/comments in regards to those Norman Childs originals so I thought it was about time that I paid a visit to the store! (BTW, the sunnies can be found here).

 There were so many gorgeous frames to choose from. From bright colors to tortoiseshells, there was something to suit anyone's style. And finding a pair that is right for you? That is their specialty! The attention to detail in the store and with customer service is truly phenomenal. 

 The above pair were my favorite! 

It was so much fun to learn about Norman's entrepreneurial start and get a tour of the store. Not to mention, I got to try on a bunch of different frames from their over 70 different styles. I love that Norman Child's are all manufactured in the U.S. and handmade. Even cooler? If you've been reading Summer Wind for a while, then you know I love anything Pittsburgh related (read about said obsession, here) and Pittsburgh's own Wiz Khalifa wore Norman Childs in his Black and Yellow video. Cool.

 Chromos, a brand started by Norman's son, boasts affordable (only $65!), high quality and stylish sunglasses. I really like the Luna style! These are perfect for college students because they are high quality for those on a budget!

A big thanks to Norman Childs for showing me around the store and showing me some of the gorgeous frames. Have you shopped Norman Childs? Have a fabulous day!



Lauren said...

I love glasses and sunglasses! Great post, you look wonderful in all of the pictures!


Anonymous said...

Love the glasses. I don't know which pair I like best.

linda said...

Love you in all the glasses! Totally agree, Pittsburgh, is one gorgeous, clean , beautiful city! Thanks for your tips!!!
-Linda ( and sandy), NY


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