Friday, August 28, 2015

Garrett Leight: Coming Out from Under the Shadow of Oliver Peoples

"Garrett Leight is the first to admit that being the son of Larry Leight, founder of iconic, 30-year-old eyewear brand Oliver Peoples, has benefited his own pursuits in the eyewear business. He learned the ropes working for his father's company after attending college in Los Angeles, and while he initially wanted to break into journalism, he came to realize that eyewear was in his blood: In 2009, he opened up an optical store (A. Kinney Court) in Venice Beach, then launched his own namesake brand in 2011," reports Fashionista. "Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) has grown rapidly ever since; it's sold in over 600 retailers around the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Colette, Dover Street Market and Mr Porter, as well as in a flagship Garrett Leight store on La Brea in Los Angeles, with another set to open in San Francisco this year." Read more.

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