How Are Those Tiffany Eyeglasses Selling?

About a month ago The Princess expressed her Logophobic horror at the new Tiffany eyeglasses, in particular her dismay at the size of the Tiffany logo on the eyewear.

Tiffany Glasses ad

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Tiffany Atlas Aviator Sunglasses

The Princess then went on what we understand is referred to as a ‘rant,’ shrieking about Tiffany’s cheapening of what was once a fabled brand with its introduction of more and more and more logoed items. (We share a few examples below for those who might have missed the original post, starting with the Tiffany Notes Pendant so you might hang the Tiffany store name and address about your neck, and the Tiffany Notes Charm serving the same purpose on your wrist.)

Tiffany NotesTiffany Notes Charm

For other examples of the logoed up trinkets, here is the previous post we refer to above. Now to answer the question posed in the title of today’s post, “How Are Those Tiffany Eyeglasses Selling?” in a word, great. Sales of the new eyeglasses are doing quite well, thank you, described as ‘strong’ for the first quarter of this year. It would appear The Princess had best get used to seeing the Tiffany eyewear, and cease and desist from future whining. An interesting sidenote: sales at the Tiffany mothership (the Fifth Avenue NYC store) are up a whopping 16%!

Now, should you be looking for some extremely cool sunglasses that won’t have you carrying about an advertisement for someone else the size of Mt. Everest on either side of your head, we share a few photos of our new fave, Radley. Many of you may think of handbags or leather when you hear the Radley name, but they have wisely branched out with a sunglass line we think is simply luscious! Below we show the Amini model in tortoiseshell and brown leather, followed by the UDot model and then the Metoma pair.

Radley Amini Sunglasses

Radley UDot Sunglasses

Radley Metoma sunGlasses

Since we have been discussing heritage jewelers, those creating the heirlooms passed on from generation to generation, we should mention that another jeweler to ‘preppy families’ for an eon, Cartier, is also reporting strong sales. And who says love doesn’t conquer all? Cartier says bridal business at there Manhattan store is doing quite well, especially the Love and Trinity collections. Below, a Diamond Trinity Ring, followed by two of their Love Collection rings.

Cartier Trinity Ring

Cartier Love RingCartier Love Ring

As mentioned in the sunglass conversation, many of us know and adore the Radley lines of luggage and handbags, most a bit more distinctive than what everyone else is using, and most almost always showing that welcome touch of whimsy that TP finds so delightful. Here we share a few pieces from the Radley’s other lines. The first is the medium suitcase from their Poppies Luggage collection, *very* easy for the driver or houseman to spot when he heads over to get your things at luggage pick-up.

Radley Poppies Medium Suitcase

For all Radley luggage, you can simply click here. The small leather goods are outstanding, like this Medium Purse wallet.

Radley Medium Stab Stitch walletRadley Medium StabStitch Wallet

Perhaps the classic elegance of the Var tote handbag in soft, supple black leather is more your style, while yours truly enjoys the Circle Patch Duffle bag for weekends at the cottage.

Radley black ToteRadley Circle Patch Duffle bag

 

One additional note before we close… because The Princess was so gauche as to impose the reportage of personal family business whilst falling asleep at this keyboard (quite literally I’m afraid, bobbing head and all) in the oh-so-wee hours of this morning, we provide a small update on that business: we are happy to report the family pet has actually returned home from her trip to the veterinarian. For those not enduring the imposition of our personal pet traumas, we did not believe that Tilly, the family dog, would make it through the day. She seems to have rebounded somewhat, although we believe the betrayal of her elderly body to now be accelerating with a speed we had not anticipated. (Her actual age is unknown; she is a rescue dog, abandoned and abused prior to her rescue by a Bulldog Rescue Organization.)

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5 Responses to How Are Those Tiffany Eyeglasses Selling?

  1. TAG

    I second your thoughts on all things Tiffany and their propaganda jewelry. OVER IT! I am a Cartier girl and am DYING for Ring #3.

  2. I am so sorry to hear your dog is not doing well. You are in my thoughts.

  3. I do hope your sweet Tilly rallies and recovers.

    I can’t believe that a/b the UK and Martha. I love her-even more after she went to prison. She is so smart and savvy and fabulous. I think the UK is just too picky.

    I love that you posted about those Tiffany glasses!! I just got my new eyeglasses today and I can’t wait to post the pics.
    P.S. Thank you so very much for your dear comment on my blog.

  4. I am happy to hear your sweet doggie has rebounded!!!

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog – love, love, love the Radley scottie dog suitcase!

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