At Respectacle Company we have just celebrated our first year of being open! It has been a very busy and exciting year for us as we have re-fitted our lovely shop on Manor Walk in Market Harborough that has been transformed to a store that has helped us stand out and represent what we believe an opticians should be.
I’ve been busy over the last couple of months and really have been travelling the world, trade fair in Paris, workshops and optical stores in Prague and gathering inspiration down under in Australia.
Most eyewear companies release new collections during September, many choosing to show these new collections at SILMO, one of the largest trade shows in the world. However, I’m very privileged to view some of these collections early and so recently I popped over to Rome to take a closer look at an American collection, and boy, was it good! But I can’t disclose anything yet, as the collection’s not released until later in October, however I guarantee it’ll be worth waiting for.
At Respectacle Company we work very closely with Seiko, being one of their appointed lens specialist optical eyewear stores, based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. As well as eyewear, Seiko are also renowned globally for their quality timepieces, and with their revolutionary timing equipment has been the official timekeeper for many global sporting events over the years, and in particular the Olympic games since 1998.
Only a month after refitting the shop, we were spotted and contacted by Harborough Living magazine who were intrigued by the interesting frame collections we had displayed in our window. They were doing a fashion shoot as a feature in their next addition and asked if they could use a selection of our sunglasses.