Velvet Eyewear Pop-Up Coming to Henri Bendel in NYC

We just love it when we have exciting news to share with all of our readers!

Look for a fabulous Velvet Eyewear pop-up shop on the first floor of Henri Bendel’s store, located on 5th Avenue, at the end of the month!

If you’re in New York City, this will be a great opportunity for you to swing by and check out what our brand has to offer. The Velvet team will be there to showcase our fabulous products and to answer any questions you may have about our brand.
In the meantime, you can find our sunglasses on display on the second floor of the store.
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September 27th – October 3rd

Henri Bendel

First Floor
712 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019-4108
Come on by and see us!
More details about the pop-up to follow!

Velvet Tweets: Who We Love on Twitter Right Now

We love a good list of Twitter users to follow to start the week out right. Here are a few Twitter users who we love to follow for their take on the latest and greatest fashion trends.
Follow Velvet Eyewear on Twitter: @VelvetEyewear
Tory Burch@toryburch
The ultimate resource for anything fashion!

Thom Whilton@everyonesceleb Fabulous fashion blogger and friend to the Velvet team
Meredith Melling@MMBVogue
Senior Market Editor at Vogue
Janie Bryant@JanieBryant  The official costume designer on Mad Men
Rafe Totengco@rafe_totengco
Amazing fashion accessories designer!

In the News: Cheap Sunglasses are Bad for Your Health

A survey out of England recently declared that almost three-quarters of sunglasses on the market fail to meet safety standards. You may want to think twice next time before you buy a cheap pair of sunglasses off of the rack at a convenient store!
Wearing the wrong sunglasses can be unpleasant for the buyer and in some cases may be harmful. Failing to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays can result in headaches and double vision. In some cases, overexposure to UV rays can case corneal problems and distorted vision.
Also, did you know that it is possible to get sunburned on your eyes? It’s true! A good pair of sunglasses can protect your eyes from painful sunburns and can also protect the skin around your eyes. Your eyelids and the skin around your eyes are one of the few places on your body that are most prone to skin cancer. A good pair of shades, with the right UV protection, is one of the best ways to keep your eyelids and skin around your eyes cancer-free.
Aside from the health risks, wearing a cheap pair of sunglasses is uncomfortable. In regards to comfort, some people are sensitive to brightness and glare. Buying a good pair of sunglasses that cuts down the brightness and glare helps the buyer to perform better and to be more comfortable.
So what can you do to make sure your sunglasses are safe?
  • Beware of cheap sunglasses from convenient stores, discount stores and even from affordable fashion brands.
  • Just because they’re fashionable doesn’t mean your sunglasses are safe. Sunglasses should be designed with safety AND fashion in mind. And some retail chains fail to keep eye protection in mind.
  • Look for sunglasses that are labeled to tell you the level of UV protection they offer. As a rule of thumb, you should always purchase a pair of shades that offer 100 percent UV protection!
  • Make sure you wear protective sunglasses any time your eyes are exposed to UV light even on cloudy days and during winter months.