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KREWE Houston Pop-Up – Tiny House Edition

KREWE Houston Details

Tiny House Location, Hours, Map

Take this opportunity to check out the whole KREWE collection without trekking all the way to New Orleans. Then again, who doesn’t love a visit to NOLA? ūüėČ
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KREWE’s Tiny House pictured¬†outside of the New Orleans¬†HQ.

Where is KREWE Houston Located?

Look for the¬†miniature mobile store¬†at 4444 Westheimer (spot¬†H110), on the north side of the new-ish River Oaks District.¬†If you’re not familiar with the area, we’ve included a¬†map below. Don’t let the name fool you, the location is close to the Galleria and more or less behind Target – San Felipe, as you can see.

KREWE Houston Hours

Shop all the KREWE sunglasses and eyewear from February 10 to March 4, 2017

Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM Sundays 12 Noon to 5 PM

KREWE & Smith’s Opticians

Independent designer eyewear company KREWE has been¬†rockin’ and rollin’ down in New Orleans since 2013. Smith’s began stocking KREWE soon after a¬†Skype chat with founder Sterling & now Fashion Director, Skye, in 2015. The rest is pretty much history.

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The Reincarnation of a Mid-Century Cat Eye Called Tang – by Victory Eyewear

an iconic mid-century cat eye

We’ve gathered together some archival video and original advertisements for these mid-century cat eye glasses. Plus,¬†where to buy and similar new or deadstock vintage cat eyes.

Manufacturing and Fashion

Behind the scenes with archival mid-century footage (1965). The featured frame is a red cat eye with a strikingly similar appearance to Tang – interesting.[2]

These cuts are from the Max Wiseman factory and include glass lens manufacturing, eyewear hand cut from zyl, lined bifocal assembly, and the consumer end of the optical dispensing process.

  Wow. I bet you didn't know all this went into making you're iconic 50's Glasses #Vintage #Glasses #Fashion #TheFifties #Technology Posted by Vintage et Industrial on Saturday, November 19, 2016

NOW: The Reincarnation of an Mid-Century Cat Eye

Decades after this frame’s debut, Victory brought it back with a slightly softer form. The current reincarnation comes in a growing number of colors and several limited editions. We know the white horn, shown above on our furry friend Frankie, is currently being phased out.

If you’re looking to go bold, make a pop in pastel pink, blue, or mint.

Pop in Bubble Gum Pink Pastel Glasses

Bold Pastel Blue

Marvelous Muted Pink

Stay Cool in Mint - Green Pastel

White Horn, Midnight Blue, Dark Green, Crystal Pink, and Tortoise

We know the white horn, also shown above on our furry friend Frankie, is being phased out.

Versatile Black or Red

Many women choose black, tortoise, or red as a staple to their accessory collection. Not only are these colors versatile and simply stylish, they’re an effortless transition from casual to formal.

Pop in Pastel Glasses

If you’re looking to go bold, make a pop in pastel pink, blue, or mint.

Light muted pink cat eye with pointy tips Mint green pastel cat eye - wintergreen taffy by Victory (Tang) Bay be pink pastel cat eye with pointy tips Baby pastel blue cat eye glasses

this is a go to model for mid-century cat eyes


Send a message to inquire about availability, our current stock, or prescription mail order (single vision only).

Frame Details


SIZE: 46-21-135
FRAME COLORS: Black on Crystal, Black on Tortoise, Pale Rose on Crystal, Tortoise

SIZE: 48-21-140
FRAME COLORS:  Black on Tortoise, Blue, Brown, Green, Tortoise, Red, Black Horn, White Horn, *Blueberry Taffy, *Bubblegum Taffy, *Root Beer Taffy, *Wintergreen Taffy

*Indicates new colors for Fall 2015
Sizes measured in mm

Referenced Materials
[1] vintage advertisements, product images, and frame details as of 2/2017 via¬†and Victory Optical on Instagram[2] video footage via British Path√© – seen & shared via Vintage et Industrial‘s Facebook.

FEATURED IMAGE by Robyn Arouty Frankie is an energetic, fashionable, young adoptable at Pup Squad in Houston (transportation available).

Join KREWE in NOLA for a Party

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Did you know Smith’s Opticians has been¬†stocking KREWE du optic since 2013?
We met online in July 2013, there was immediate chemistry, and it didn’t take long for us to make the relationship official. To be honest, we’re still feeling the magic after three years and¬†things just keep getting better.¬†Heck, it¬†seems like we JUST had our first Skype chat¬†and to this day new KREWE shipments make it feel like Christmas morning at the shop!

Now it’s time to take the relationship to the next level, an intimate weekend in New Orleans, and you can join in on some of the fun.



WHAT?¬†¬†Early¬†access to KREWE du optic’s¬†annual sample sale, special performances, parties, and a¬†dozen local shops / restaurants with¬†an exclusive¬†friends and family discount.

WHERE? New Orleans, the Ace Hotel, & Preservation Hall

WHEN? October 7-9, 2016


Buy your all access pass¬†at KREWE’S website & say hi if you see us there!


Love KREWE but need prescription lenses?

No problem…
Smith’s stocks their¬†entire collection (check with us for current inventory¬†or special orders). We offer custom lenses in both prescription and nonprescription. Options include vivid and colorful polarized lenses, custom tints, clear lenses (aka plano, fashion, optical) and over a dozen mirrored treatments (watch out, mirror coatings are delicate).

Krewe St Louis Sunglasses
Photo | Mars Varela

Already have a KREWE frame you love? We can put custom lenses in your frames or professionally adjust them for a better fit.

If you’re looking to replace a stock lens we suggest you contact their friendly customer service team. If for some odd reason they’re unable to locate an item for you¬†reach out to us, it never hurts to ask.

Don’t live in Houston but still want to put your prescription in a Krewe du optic frame? Contact us for details.


Last but not least, shout out to the 4 additional KREWE stockists in Houston: Tootsies | Cake Walk | Kuhl-Linscomb | Club Monaco at The Galleria (Club Monaco was actually their first national stockist.)