5 Benefits of Buying From an Independent Eyewear Company

Don’t pay for the name! When buying eyewear from a “box” store, you are purchasing mass-produced eyewear, and you are paying for the logo and licensing, not the quality of the frames. When you buy frames from an independent eyewear company, rest assured, you are getting quality frames! Along with supporting smaller, sometimes family-owned businesses.

Independent eyewear developed by independent companies is not mass-produced, so you know that you are getting quality eyewear.

Here are the top five reasons you should buy from an independent eyewear company.

Help Independent Eyewear Companies Grow Their Business

Purchasing your frames from an independent eyewear company helps them grow their business. Many of them don’t sell their eyewear online because they believe that customer service is vital when someone is looking to purchase eyewear.

Just because independent eyewear companies don’t sell “name brand” frames doesn’t mean they are not quality frames. Dolanbany takes great pride in providing quality frames with real rivets and high-quality materials.

Independent eyewear companies need to educate their staff and make sure that your patients appreciate the attention to detail when it comes to quality. As a doctor or optician, you’ll also need to educate your patients on why you sell or don’t sell the frames you do.

Customer Service is King!

It’s so difficult to find excellent customer service when patients go to a box store. As independent practices, we usually can’t compete on cost, so we must excel in service. We need things resolved quickly and efficiently, and independent frame companies make this happen. Independent frame companies are like independent doctors, their reputation is essential, and service always reigns supreme.

Like private practice, most independent eyewear companies are small. Their reputation and acceptance by independent practices are vital to their success. You need to be sure that your customer service stands out against the crowd!

Sell Your Brand!

It’s much easier to sell your brand when the products you sell share the same mission statement as your practice. Branding includes your target audience, their desires, and how your service is different than your competitors. Independent frame lines can help you to build this individuality.

As a small business owner, your practice should have a brand. You’ve developed a logo, mission statement, and a goal for each patient you encounter. You want the products in your optical to align with all of that. Are you big on customer service? Your vendors should be prominent in customer service. Do you want the best vision possible for your patients? Your frames should be the best in the market. Most importantly, you are the owner of an independent practice, and you have earned that with hard work and dedication.

High-Quality Eyewear Materials

Frame materials used by independents are superior to those that have been mass-produced, the frames that you would find in a box store or online. Our retro models are made the old-fashioned way – using high-quality acetate, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges.

Certain materials affect how a frame fits, and it’s durability. Finding eyewear with the qualities that are important to your customer is as simple as choosing the right frame material. Each type of frame has its unique strengths.

The quality of independent frame lines is superior to big manufacturers. As with any other item, mass production usually decreases quality.

Independent Frames are Unique

Mass-produced frames are similar, and have the same shape and same color, that if they didn’t have the different logo’s on the frames, you wouldn’t be able to tell who the manufacturer is. Customers that go into box stores find similar or copy shaped frames. The only difference would be the brand name varying due to licensing agreements.

The best thing about Independent lines is they have character, charm, and stories. They are not familiar to all people, but decide who they are, and carry that distinction well. The best quality eyewear is so distinctive; one can look at a piece and know instantly which line they are from.

Independent eyewear companies continually innovate and reinvent themselves. They push the envelope and deliver unique eyewear shapes and combine different mediums.

Buy Independent Frames

 

 

If you’re a doctor looking for a supportive, quality line to partner your independent eyewear business with, please reach out to us via email. For more information on an eyewear company that is genuinely independent, visit dolabanyeyewear.com. If you are a consumer looking for quality eyewear, check out our website for a store near you.

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Retro Style Eyewear is Trending | Vintage Frame Glasses | Dolabany’s Top 4 Retro Frames That are Here to Stay

Trending this year is the Retro Style Frames, and let’s face it, vintage-inspired glasses rock! Anyone who wears them is merely giving out the catchphrase that they are in touch with the current fashion trends.

Vintage or Retro frames make a statement. Vintage-inspired eyeglass frames help your customers tell the world who they are and a little bit about their personality — hip, trendy, stylish, and out of the ordinary.

It may be difficult for your customer to choose the right retro style glasses that suits them best, and that is where you come in.  You can help them consider their facial appearance, the type of glasses they want, the kind of personality they want the frames to reflect. You’ll need to talk to them about shape, size, and color too. 

The Dolabany Eyewear collection is known for its retro-inspired designs. The classic, mid-century eyewear styles are re-imagined with Dolabany Eyewear’s signature colors, materials, and accent details.

Dolabany Pueblo

Round, retro-styled frames evoke images of our icons from the 1950’s and 60’s.  The Dolabany collection carries several interpretations of this beloved shape.  One of the most popular frames of the entire line is model Pueblo.  The Dolabany Pueblo is a P3 shape, featuring a keyhole bridge, multi-barrel hinges, and real rivets. With a color palette of twenty-four shades/patterns and three sizes available, this model has the advantage of choice for a wider range of clientele. Match a round-shaped frame with a lovely square-shaped or heart-shaped profile. Also, look for round models Baxter, Passage, Paget, Skylar.

Dolabany Arnold

Dark, thick-framed glasses are evocative and reminiscent of a different time and place.  Dolabany Eyewear uses high-quality acetate to shape and mold this midcentury reproduction.  Metal embellishments add another level of detail to this refined look. Also, see Babylon.

Dolabany Arizona

These oversized, metal frames are a huge hit this season!  As a matter of fact, not only are the millennials loving this old school, chic, fashionable look, but they are trendy amongst top celebrities too. 

The best part about the Dolabany Arizona frames, they fit just about any face shape. If your customer has a square, round, heart, and pear-shaped face, they can all pull off aviator frames with ease.

Dolabany Dingle

There are several oversized metal frames in different eclectic shapes throughout the Dolabany line this season.  Though the Dolabany Dingle is charactized by its dramatized, cat-eye contour, its thin profile makes for a subtle statement.   The critical thing to consider for vintage-inspirations is that they keep on changing their style based on fashion trends.  And vintage eyeglasses frames have actually been resurging since the 50s and 60s, and they seem to be here to stay. Also, look for Kabelo, Killarney, Seville.

Dolabany Activist

 

As an ode to the original style of the 1950s, Dolabany Eyewear has produced the Activist. This retro, classic style was notably worn by cultural leaders of the time. The combination of acetate and metal establishes a distinguished, fashionable look.

The Dolabany Activist is one of Dolabany Eyewear’s staple timeless classic styles that are here to stay.

Dolabany Karma

 

What goes around comes around… The Dolabany Karma is a revival of a mid-century inspired, metal, round frame that is perfect for styling high-prescription Rx’s. Two color tones and artistic etchings modernizes this classic shape which is produced of stainless steel for durable wear. Also, see Chatou, Jinan, Apolline, Hubert.

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog!

Here at Dolabany, we want to help you stay informed and up-to-date with all of our current frames, along with our new releases.

We would love to know your thoughts on our new releases, so please email us here.

Stay up-to-date with our newest releases by following us on our social media:  TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor of the Dolabany frames, send us an email or give us a call!

 


Fall Color Trending Frames | Dolabany Tortoise Frames | Horn-Rimmed Eyewear

The tortoise colored frames, also know as horn-rimmed glasses have been a best seller in eyewear for a while now, and their popularity shows no sign of slowing down.

Did you know that tortoise color frames first made their way frames in the early twentieth century? The original tortoise color frames were made from real tortoise shell or animal horn. In 1973, thanks to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the use of this material was banned worldwide.

Why Tortoise Colored Frames?

While tortoise style glasses may have waned in and out of popularity over the past century, these vibrant, multi-color frames have finally proven themselves as fool-proof standards in more recent decades. 

Your customers should really consider the tortoise pattern glasses and get out of their comfort zone. The tortoise color frames are actually the best way to build a touch of complexity to their everyday look. Most designs incorporate two or three neutral tones that compliment all eye colors and skin tones while managing to go seamlessly with their day-to-day attire. 

Whether your customers are conservative or are quick to try something new, some of our favorite tortoise color eyewear will complement any taste.

The eyeglasses frames are beautiful nuances of honey yellow and wood brown, a style that complements your facial features.

Tortoise colored glasses can be worn in any setting and with any outfit. They are a versatile eyeglasses style, which aims to boost your customer’s look and give them confidence.

Dolabany’s Tortoise Frames

The Dolabany Assus has become one of the most popular acetate frames in the Dolabany collection, fulfilling a demand for styles in the petite size category.  Dolabany Assus in Dark Tortoise is an excellent example of how a simple frame can be attractive.

 

For a more graphic, bolder tortoiseshell pattern, have a look at our Dolabany Arnold in Tokyo Tortoise. This frame is a reinterpreted version of a classic, midcentury style and is made to stand out.

Tortoise is a Best Seller Among Women

The tortoise eyewear frames have been a best seller in women’s eyewear for a while now, and their popularity shows no sign of slowing down (Dolabany Baxter shown above).  Tortoise eyeglass frames are colored in beautiful nuances of honey, yellow, and wood brown, among others, and offer a style that will complement all facial features.

 

Check out the Dolabany Sardi. They look good on almost every face shape:  round, square, oval, or heart and they are available in three sizes.

As far as eyeglasses frames for women go, there is nothing more attractive than a pair of cat-eye shaped glasses. One of our bestsellers is the the Dolabany Carina in Tiger Olive.

Blast From the Past

Check out retro-inspired, round frames:  Dolabany Passage frames in shades of Dark Tortoise and a lighter Tokyo Tortoise!

The Dolabany Pueblo is a traditional, P3 shape that continues to return each season due to its popularity in both men and women’s categories.  The Pueblo is a vintage-inspired look, produced with premium zyl, and is available in a variety of tortoiseshell patterns.

Conclusion

Tortoise eyewear will never go out of the style.  They are classic and modern at the same time.  With excellent color choices, you only have to consider the shape of your frames. Have your customers try frames that are opposite to that of their face shape.

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog!

Here at Dolabany, we want to help you stay informed and up-to-date with all of our current frames, along with our new releases.

We would love to know your thoughts on our new releases, so please email us here.

Stay up-to-date with our newest releases by following us on our social media:  Twitter, InstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor of the Dolabany frames, send us an email or give us a call!


Dolabany Announces a New Line, The Firenze Occhiali – Made in Italy

Dolabany Eyewear is known for its recreations of mid-century eyewear styles that celebrate the craft and creativity of vintage designs. This fall, the independent frame company launches a new brand, Firenze Occhiali (Florence Eyewear), celebrating old world eyewear production along with fine Italian artistry.

Staying true to the Dolabany’s philosophy of partnering with family-owned enterprises, Firenze Occhiali is handmade by a multi-generational and family-owned manufacturer that is operated by an Italian manufacturer. The new collection is made 100% in Italy, using local materials such as premium acetate.

Eyeglasses by Firenze Occhiali are made the old-fashioned way, utilizing multi-barrel hinges and hand-pressed rivets. Consequently, Dolabany Eyewear invites the consumer to experience the inspiration, quality, and quality of what it means to be “Made-in-Italy.”

The Firenze Experience

The new concept for Firenze Occhiali was developed by Dolabany Eyewear’s founder, CEO, and designer, Mark Dolabany. Mark, whose love for Italian travel, culture, art, and architecture has finally converged with his passion for eyewear design and production. 

And, it is no wonder why the birthplace of the European Renaissance and the center of trade during medieval times would serve as a backdrop to the “Italian-born” eyewear brand. Florence and the surrounding Tuscan region inspire the Firenze Occhiali brand name with frame model names derived from iconic monuments, buildings, and geographic markers of the area. 

Here are the collection’s introductory models:

ACCADEMIA 

When walking the city of Florence, you will see that it is beautifully lined with cobble-stoned streets and sidewalks. Winding down to the heart of the city, the ACCADEMIA gallery is a popular destination housing the renowned statue of David by Michael Angelo. The ACCADEMIA is similar to the famous Dolabany Pueblo.  The P3 shape has been fabricated since the 1920s and visible in most classic films and is fashionable today. 

Colors: Classic Havana, Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise

Size: 47-21-145

 

DUOMO

The DUOMO Making up the iconic skyline of the Italian city is the world’s first dome, or DUOMO, a gothic cathedral. Notice the retro stylings of a keyhole bridge and real rivets which is similar to the Dolabany Peace. 

Colors: Classic Havana, Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise

Size: 50-18-145

 

ARNO

The ARNO River glides through Florence’s idyllic neighborhoods. At its most narrow point, the river passes under the Ponte Vecchio, a romantic bridge lined with gold and silver shops. Similar to the Dolabany Arnold, the ARNO is a prime example of the retro look for both men and women. 

Colors: Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 48-21-145

MONTISI 

The Tuscan countryside is mosaiced with hilltop villages with hundreds of years of farming tradition, revolving around family, food and hard work. Every hill has its own unique soil which adds to the uniqueness and verity of wines and olive oils. At the heart of Tuscany, you will find the enchanting village of MONTISI. Similar to the Dolabany Sparta, the MONTISI has a unique look and is sure to make your customers smile.

Colors: Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 48-21-145

SIENA 

The medieval city of SIENA is located in central Tuscany and boasts beautiful, gothic architecture. The SIENA is comparable to the Dolabany Karubi. These frames are plastic, which makes them lightweight, and have metal accents. The SIENA frame is great for round face shapes. SIENA frames are a little bit thicker than the Karubi and come in beautiful colors.

Colors: Dark Tortoise, Navy, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 49-21-145

PIENZA 

Located in the southern part of the region, PIENZA is surrounded by beautiful landscapes with rolling hills, cypress trees, and winding country roads. Resembling the Dolabany Passage, these beautiful small round frames are sure to catch a lot of attention. These classic, mid-century fashion frames are sure to “bring you back.”

Colors: Beige, Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Navy, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 44-22-145

 

To view the new Firenzi Occhiali collection, visit www.dolabanyeyewear.com.

Dolabany Eyewear was founded over twenty-five years ago by Massachusetts-licensed optician Mark Dolabany. Dolabany Eyewear is an independent optical wholesale company that designs house brands Dolabany, Plume Paris and, now, Firenze Occhiali collections. 

 

With flashback styling, these brands are a perfect balance of quality and design. Dolabany Eyewear’s three brands are exclusively available through independent eyecare providers and will not be sold through internet retailers or big-box chain stores. For more information, contact Dolabany Eyewear by calling (800) 688-7661, emailing info@dolabanyeyewear.com or by visiting www.dolabanyeyewear.com


Dolabany Eyewear 2019 Fall New Releases

The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and we are adding more frames and colors to our Dolabany Eyewear line-up!

Trending this Fall

Trending now is the thin, shiny, metal frames, similar to the Aviator. 

Dolabany Killarney

Just like the Arizona, Kabelo, Seville frames our  Dolabany Killarney frame encompasses a new geometric shape that is more notable than the classic round, rectangle or aviator shapes.  With an almost octagon shape, these frames are sure to catch some looks!

Dolabany Dingle

The Dolabany Dingle frame demonstrates a very pronounced cat-eye shape in the same thin, metal frame. We are introducing this frame in the of color Rose Gold. Famous across many industries, such as clothing, jewelry, and interior design, the Rose Gold color is classic, delicate, and pretty. This trend has made its mark throughout the world and looks like it is here to stay.

 

TR-90

The material is an ultra-lightweight material, more so than any acetate frame, and possesses a rubber-like texture that almost makes the glasses feel like they are not being worn. TR-90 frames have become the pair of eyeglasses that an individual can wear on an everyday basis. These frames are great for long periods without getting those irritating aches on the bridge of their nose, at the temples, and pain around other pressure points that are on our heads.  Another great thing about the TR-90 material is that it’s hypoallergenic for those that may receive a skin reaction from acetate frames.

 TR-90 is remarkably durable, and its flexibility allows for the frames to withstand most “accidents” for those that live an active lifestyle. The TR-90 frames are also great for those that are merely prone to misfortune when it comes to their fragile eyeglasses. These frames are hard to break or distort, which is an advantage to most opticians as they do not need adjustments. Their resilience also allows for their resistance to extreme hot and cold temperatures. Furthermore, an optician can decide for either hot or cold lens inserts, which is a bonus!

We have added a couple more models to our most popular TR-90 frames for adults.

Dolabany Zion 

New adult TR-90 styles are released this season to diversify the selection of frames made in the favored material. Model Zion has been added to the line of TR-90 styles to incorporate a retro-round shape produced in the lightweight material.  

Dolabany Beaumont

The Beaumont is a classical-shaped rectangular frame with a slight cat-eye,  adding a bit of sass and style to function. 

 

Acetate

Dolabany Dublin

The square is a timeless, classic shape. While the Dolabany Dublin has a modified square frame, the model exhibits a keyhole bridge and deep eye that embodies a refined “hipster” look. 

 

Dolabany Galway

Do you remember Albert model? It was designed with a narrow eye and produced with high-quality acetate. Our new and improved Galway model is the reproduction of the Albert, which is still receiving requests today. We have released the Galway in updated color combinations that your customers are sure to love!

 

New Colors in our All-Time Favorites

Dolabany Activist

As an ode to the original style of the 1950s, Dolabany Eyewear has released the Activist in new colors. Cultural leaders of our time have notably worn these retro-style frames. The combination of acetate and metal establishes a distinguished, fashionable look, and has proven to be a best-seller in its category. Look for the new colors: Ebony/White, Wine, Blue Demi. Your customers are sure to love them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolabany Arnold

The line’s retro-inspired models are made the old-fashioned way – using high-quality acetate, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges. The Arnold is Dolabany Eyewear’s best-selling model in this category and continues to be a staple in the brand with new colors released every year. This season, the collection adds Brown Fade, Smoke, and Wine. You have to check them out!

Dolabany Baxter

Dolabany Eyewear continues to expand on this retro-inspired model. The Baxter frame is being re-released with the new color combo: Matte Ebony/Demi. Customers favorited the color in a model called Marrakech, which was similar in size and shape.

 

Dolabany Juliana

The Dolabany Juliana flaunts a subtle butterfly shape with a mesmerizing, feline pattern in autumnal colors: amber, wine, and teal and indigo. 

This fall, three new colors have been released in color combinations that have proven to be successful in other models. Hints of sparkle have been added to select colors producing a slight shimmer effect. You can see them here! 

Dolabany Madylan

The Dolabany Madylan is a modified round shape with playful colors and effects. The blue, green and red, feature a creative plaid or “mesh” effect in the acetate.  Color, brown mix, combines hints of ruby and amber for a fiery combination of warm hues. This season, Dolabany adds a new color, the Multi Demi. Multi Demi is a prominent color combination now seen throughout the collection due to its growing popularity.

Conclusion

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog!

Here at Dolabany, want to help you stay informed and up-to-date with all of our current frames, along with our new releases.

We would love to know your thoughts on our new releases, so please email us here.

Stay up-to-date with our newest releases by following us on our social media:  TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor of the Dolabany frames, send us an email or give us a call!