As retail re-opens and we set our sights on new beginnings, Parker & Co is opening a bold new home for eyewear aficionados. Found on Newmarket’s Teed Street — and inspired by Italian architect Ettore Sottsass and his colourful Memphis Milano movement — the space is as vibrant and playful as the eyewear on the shelves. “This movement resonates with the store design,” says Founder Lynne Parker. “We wanted a place where clients would enjoy exploring our curated eyewear and sunglasses collections.”
To coincide with the new store are several new curated collections. From the arbiter of understated English cool, Cutler & Gross has delivered a refined line of optical and sunglass frames inspired by the melting pot of cultures and creative characters during the halcyon days of Soho, London. Styles include the 1392, inspired by the sleek unisex uniform of the 60s Beatniks, and the glamorous oval 1395, which reflects the tenets of the Bohemian fashion of the 70s.
New-York based Moscot has been worn by almost everyone from Andy Warhol to Johnny Depp, and its latest range continues its celebrity-worthy streak, including the Zindik, with a thick acetate frame and available for both sunglasses and opticals, and the new Lemtosh Fliptosh — the ultimate flip-up sunglasses.
As a premium selected stockist for Dior, the store also has early access to the luxury brand’s new styles, which are known to set the trends each season. The most head-turning styles include the Dior Club M2U, with a shield style and monogrammed lenses, and the Signature A3U, which upgrades the sophisticated frame style with finesse.
When it comes to trying on a new pair of glasses, nothing can beat an in-store experience. With an experienced team there to help you, Parker & Co Teed Street will ensure you find your shades for summer.