November 26, 2018

We've done it! We've only just gone and won Best Independent Retailer at the Birmingham Awards 2018!

A huge thanks to all of you who showed your unwavering support for our little shop by voting us as your favourite Indie Retailer.

We opened a mere 3 years ago with the ho...

April 27, 2018

A new client brought a pair of spectacles that she bought online for us to glaze (to add lenses). "Sure!" I positively said, but half expecting to see a shoddily built plastic frame with dreadful spring hinges to hide the weakness of the material. 

I could not have been...

April 16, 2018

Spectacle Emporium! We are proud to announce that we won the highly coveted prize at the Optician Awards, on Saturday, in a category where every entry would have been worthy winners.

Nominees hailing from London to Ireland graced the fabulous event at the Birm...

April 14, 2018

On Saturday 21st April at The Bond Company, the Seasonal Markets will be hosting the first ever themed market of the year. And it's all about cheese!

Join us, and a host of other delectable indie traders and designers at this year's Spring Market. It's a one-day urban f...

March 14, 2018

Goodbye grey sky, hello blue! It's finally time to pack away the anorak and embrace the sunshine - and our flirtations through London and Milan revealed what's hot for this year. As ever we're here to shed the secrets from the avant garde indie scene so that you,...

March 1, 2018

There is a group, a rather large Group, in Italy that has been quietly buying out talented indie eyewear brands to flesh out their portfolio of mainstream luxury licenses that they produce. The Group is immense in scale, yet their presence so masterful that you cannot...

February 12, 2018

We at Spectacle Emporium love curating! We get goose-pimples when seeing a collection that blows our mind. And sometimes we just have to go a bit crazy in order to bring the very best to Birmingham. We owe it to you.

Over the next few weeks and months we shall be bringi...

February 1, 2018

What an incredible weekend we had at 100% Optical, London! This was our fourth visit in 5 years and we're delighted to report that it's thriving. The UK finally has a trade-show to be proud of and that will attract internationally renowned indie brands as well as showc...

December 22, 2017

It's official! Spectacle Emporium is independently recognised as one the best places in Birmingham for eyewear and design.

The Top 3 in Birmingham were handpicked after a tough 50-Point Inspection, which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints,...

December 3, 2017

BIG NEWS! This Is Your Invitation To Viewing Our Exclusive UK Release!

We'd like to invite you to a viewing of a new eyewear collection by awesome British brand: Kirk & Kirk.

The collection has yet to debut in the UK, but as we're good friends with the eyewear designer...

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