Tell us a bit about the history of Oliver Peoples?
Oliver Peoples was born in the heart of West Hollywood, California on iconic Sunset Boulevard in 1987. The unique culture of Los Angeles – elements of fashion, film, art, music, and the Southern California lifestyle – remain at the core of the brand’s DNA.
Who’s behind the team that runs the Alberni store?
Lindsay Terry is the Alberni St boutique’s Store Manager and Licensed Optician. She brings 10 years’ experience in the optical industry and a passion for all things vision and eye care. Lindsay loves the scientific nature of analyzing your prescription to make sure you find the perfect eyewear solutions. When she’s not at the boutique, Lindsay loves dinners out with family and friends, outdoor adventures with her husband, and hanging out at home with her cat Murgatroyd. Brian Tam came to Oliver Peoples with amazing luxury sales experience – having worked previously at Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton, he has an eye for style and loves helping you choose a look that is complimentary and curated with your personal taste in mind. He is patient and attentive during the frame and lens selection process. Brian loves music and even writes his own songs in his off-time.
What’s an insider tip for people when purchasing a new pair of glasses?
There are so many options available to you when you really get into a conversation with us. For example, if you find a style that speaks to you, yet feels like it may not be the best fit – ask if it could be custom-fit. All of our frames are displayed in ‘standard alignment’, meaning they have not yet been adjusted to anyone’s face. We are trained to know what fits and what doesn’t, what can be fitted and what can’t. When it comes to lens materials, custom tints and coatings, a small addition of colour in a lens or certain type of anti-reflection coating can make a really big difference both aesthetically and for your vision. Definitely an area that we can really get creative in. In terms of lens technology, not all lens designs are created equal! Our Oliver Peoples proprietary lenses have been digitally engineered to give you your best vision possible with our specific frame designs. Don’t be afraid to ask all of your questions! We might ask lots too – getting to know your lifestyle and preferences helping us make great recommendations. Ultimately, we truly want you to be thrilled with and comfortable in your glasses and will guide you through the process.
What can people expect from a pair of Oliver Peoples glasses?
In a pair of Oliver Peoples’ glasses, you can expect superior craftsmanship, using the finest materials; Italian cellulose acetate and Japanese titanium, manufactured with careful attention to detail. Each frame is meticulously handcrafted following a process that combines both technological advancements and the human touch. The end result is an incomparable authentic design with bespoke, handmade details that are distinctive and unique. With our proprietary lenses, you can expect superior vision, premium anti-reflection coatings and UV protection. A subtle but distinctive feature of our lenses identifies them as Oliver Peoples; a one-of-a-kind breath logo with our iconic brand symbols applied to the lenses through an ink transfer. Our glass sun lenses are developed and manufactured with Barberini, the most prestigious glass lens producer in the world. Never a trend, always in style — our iconic designs, unprecedented lens technology, and attention to detail will provide you with the finest eyewear with enduring integrity, comfort, and authenticity.
Do you have any upcoming deals or events you’d like people to know about?
We are thrilled to offer our fellow members of the DVBIA, a 20% discount on their first purchase at our Alberni Street boutique. This offer is valid at our Vancouver location only and is not redeemable online. We can’t wait to meet you!