Krewe du optic glasses frame New Orleans' French Quarter

Stirling Barrett's good mood glasses are a New Orleans original. 

Krewe du optic glasses frame New Orleans' French Quarter
All of Krewe's frames are made with durable Italian acetate. Certain designs, like the Breton, sport 24K gold hardware
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When Stirling Barrett founded New Orleans eyewear brand Krewe du optic in 2013 he was no stranger to drawing inspiration from his native city. In art school and beyond, Stirling created composite photo collages of New Orleans that mirrored the port city’s multicultural fabric.

Acting as creative director, Barrett designs each of the frames that Krewe sells out of their French Quarter flagship and various stockists. The durable Italian acetate shades come with handy suggestions based on face shape, and it’s no wonder the flattering goods have been spotted on the likes of celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Kendall Jenner.

Inside the airy flagship, Stirling and his team serve up Merchant espresso – a local favorite – and bright furniture extends that infamous Southern hospitality to the customer. Krewe takes its name from exuberant Mardi Gras paraders, and Stirling’s seemingly built a brand around being in a good mood.Krewe du optic inspired by New Orleans

Krewe du optic glasses frame New Orleans' French Quarter

Krewe's 'Conti' design cites filigreed French Quarter balconies as inspiration

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Krewe du optic glasses frame New Orleans' French Quarter

Krewe's bright and airy store includes a cafe serving up Merchant coffee

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Krewe du optic glasses frame New Orleans' French Quarter

The beloved architectural styles of the city are incorporated into the space–like the brick facade of a Creole cottage or townhouse

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Krewe du optic glasses frame New Orleans' French Quarter

The Louisa in 'Ocean' is a playful embrace of mirrored lenses, no longer just for the extreme sports set

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Krewe du optic glasses frame New Orleans' French Quarter

Stirling Barrett, a New Orleans native, founded Krewe in 2013

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INFORMATION

For more information, please visit the Krewe du optic website (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

KREWE du optic
809 Royal St
New Orleans, Louisiana 
70116

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