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KREWE’s Brilliant Cat Eye Sunglasses, Octavia

Octavia is large and in charge. These brilliant cat eye sunglasses were introduced to KREWE’s collection in late 2016 starting with four colors:

Octavia’s Unique Colors!
Interstellar to Black 24K (tortoise like pattern with iridescent flecks)
Black with crystal 24K (sleek and shiny black with crystal accents)
Plume to Champagne 24K (feature below)
Magnolia Rose Gold (pearlescent white with mirrored lenses)

While KREWE only lists this style as recommended for a heart shaped face, we’d say the softer angular shape of Octavia is suitable for a round face as well. Actually, we’ve seen this particular model work well with oval and squared faces – so really, we think all shapes should try this out.

Simply put, Octavia is exceptional in optical, not just opulent and unique cat eye sunglasses.

KREWE Octavia, Unique glasses, Houston AllenaThis frame is NOT just diverse in color but also fit.
If you’re looking for the perfect prescription cat eye sunglasses or just oversized unique glasses, we certainly recommend Octavia! This is great choice if frames are always too small and you need glasses for a wide face. KREWE’s page lists the style as part of their Asian fit eyewear collection (aka universal fit), likely due to the longer than average nose pads. (read more on the challenge of finding eyewear that fits: advice for petite faces, big noses, shallow bridges, wide faces, etc.)

Prescription Sunglasses that Aren’t Boring

Love that rose gold mirror lens? Or maybe you envision something a little different like Octavia in black with colorful lenses… You don’t have to sacrifice personal style or lens quality, we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for unique prescription sunglasses or want to achieve the same look KREWE offers with your correction.

Want KREWE sunglasses with your prescription? Message us (you don’t have to be in Houston)


Octavia measures 54-18-140 and features hardware plated in 24K gold for a “luxurious finish and lasting durability”.
KREWE’s Description
Octavia’s oversized silhouette, with its unique metal inlay, makes for a lightweight frame that reimagines the Uptown street’s late 20th-century architecture.


We call Octavia a pair of brilliant cat eye sunglasses because of superior qualities like diverse fit due to the shape and design coupled with unique colors. Bonus: We’ve got a sneak peek at some of the unique and colorful cat eye options in KREWE’s near future, or at least we’re hoping they make it to production. Pics soon, stay tuned.

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KREWE Pop-Up at Saint Cloud

Kristin (aka LoveKDot Instagram) rockin' St. Louis and Octavia sunglasses by KREWEWe asked KREWE to come join in on the Super Bowl fun this weekend in Houston!

A few surprises ensure as we team up with Saint Cloud, who is graciously hosting, and MALK, providing yummy refreshments.

It’s also a great opportunity to get your Valentine/Galentine gift all squared away, just sayin’.

Event Details:
Saint Cloud
Friday, February 3rd, 11 AM to 5 PM
5217 Kelvin Dr. – Rice Village
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Can’t make it? Send us a direct message on our Instagram & we’ll see what we can do.

Smith’s Opticians has stocked KREWE’S full collection since 2013.

Stop in the shop or call for inventory inquires if you’re looking to put your prescription in a KREWE frame, need an adjustment, or just want to check them out.

As the brand and products have evolved Philip continues to be impressed, which many of you know is a difficult task.

Keep an eye and ear out for KREWE’S exclusive, custom designed acetate releases and optical relaunch this year.


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 WalkKuhl-Linscomb | Club Monaco at The Galleria (Club Monaco was actually their first national stockist.)