Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fashion File: Ollie Quinn opens first US location in Capitol Hill

Independent global eyewear brand opens flagship boutique.

Ollie Quinn opened in late July with a modern 1000-square-foot space in Capitol Hill on East Pike. As an independent company, Ollie Quinn is able to keep prices fair – while still using the best quality materials – by designing all frames in-house and only selling via its own eyewear boutiques. In order to make the process easy and transparent, this starts with offering one price point of $125 USD across all frames, including single-vision prescription lenses.

By side stepping traditional optical sales methods, cutting prescriptions locally, as well as working directly with manufacturers to remove the need for intermediaries and unnecessary mark-ups, Ollie Quinn provides premium and creative design at an affordable price.

“When we decided it was the right time to enter the US market, Seattle was the obvious choice for our first location,” said Michael Andersen, CEO of Ollie Quinn North America. “As a brand, we connect with the city’s vibrant and artistic style. Seattle’s eclectic culture and welcoming nature, combined with its emergence as a diverse and growing center of industry, made the city the perfect home for our brand. We’re really excited to become a part of the community.”

All frames and sunglasses are priced at $125, including single-vision prescription lenses. At your typical optical shop, depending on the brand of frames you choose and your prescription, frames + lenses can cost upwards of $300. 

Frames are available in about 1-2 weeks and can be picked up in-store or delivered. They can work with existing prescriptions from your most recent eye exam and also offers eye exams by in-house professionals, which only takes approximately 30 minutes. 

GRAND OPENING EVENT – AUGUST 17TH

Building community partnerships and becoming entwined in the fabric of its boutiques’ neighborhood is of the utmost importance to the Ollie Quinn brand. To kickoff its grand opening festivities, Ollie Quinn is joining forces with local ice cream purveyor and Capitol Hill neighbor, Molly Moon’s, as well as Juniper Natural Nail Bar and a Seattle-based floral subscription delivery service called The Stemmery.

  • Thursday, August 17th
  • 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • 910 East Pike St. 

Ollie Quinn       |      910 East Pike St.    |      (206) 900-7931

About Jennifer Liu

Despite the rain, Jennifer loves Seattle and is a rare native. From the gorgeous summer weather to the drizzle the other 9 months, this may be her forever home. She graduated from the University of Washington and has a master's degree in counseling psychology. She loves to travel, volunteer, and host themed dinner parties. You can find her eating, hiking, hanging out with her awesome dog, or napping. Ice cream, burgers, and sushi are some of her favorite things.
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