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De Rigo REM FURLA line has been very good for us, especially the Amber VU497ON. David Saxton, Kern Optical, Gulfport, MS

The Amber (VU 4970N) acetate frame from Furla is a full rim cat eye shown here in White Havana and Turquoise Opal. $176

Everyone is wanting mirrored sunglasses and the OP Pearl from ClearVision comes in a great gold color that ladies love. Deanna Phillips, Clemmons Family Eye Care, Clemmons, NC

Curated from their vintage archive and inspired by the beach, these aviator Ocean Pacific Pearl sunglasses with adjustable nose pads and inlaid design on the temples pink mirror lenses. $69.95

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Top-selling vision brands in August
Eyeglasses

Ray-Ban (15), Kate Spade (6), Etnia Barcelona (5), Silhouette (4), Gucci (3), Michael Kors (3), OGI (3), Seraphin (3), Anne Klein (2), Armani Exchange (2), FYSH (2), Garrett Leight (2), iGreen (2), Lafont (2), Prodesign (2)

Sunglasses

Maui Jim (18), Ray-Ban (15), Oakley (9), Costa (7), Kate Spade (3), Nike (3), SALT (2), Spy (2)

* Brands mentioned by multiple Brain Squad members when asked what had sold well in August. Join at invisionmag.com/brainsquad.

  • ANNE ET VALENTIN because we got their newest pieces, have a lot and they are fabbity! Julie Kubsch, Specs Around Town, Bloomington, IL
  • SORA sunglasses from Zeus Optics Group, the Bedford is my personal favorite. Leisa Lauer, Dr. H Michael Shack, Newport Beach, FL
  • CALVIN KLEIN JEANS doing well in a back-to-school month. Mary Canfield, Orlando Eyecare, Orlando, FL
  • ISAAC MIZRAHI by Charmant sold a lot. The styles are very sophisticated and unique. Jade Kowalick, Rophie Eye Care, Dunedin, FL
  • Brilleneyes ELLA did well for us. High grade stainless steel with great colors, hold up very well. Love them. Scott Felten, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • MICHAEL KORS in multiple styles and models where very strong. William Chancellor, Eye Can See Eyewear, McDonough, GA
  • ZERO G, our patients can’t get enough of the lightweight titanium! SALT and MAUI JIM are always our top selling sunnies! Dave Schultz, OD, Urban Optics, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • SILHOUETTE SPX and PRADA ladies. Bart Parker, Vision Source-Fox Optical, Lake Worth, FL
  • KIRK AND KIRK, amazing color! BARTON PERREIRA has great styles and colors for both men and women. Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • KATE SPADE for our ladies and SPINE for the men. DVF suns were flying off the shelf. Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South Georgia, Valdosta, GA
  • TAYLOR MADISON. Parents love the price point and the back to schoolers love the look. Dorothy Reynolds, Optical Alternatives, Milford, CT
  • Men tend to be our fun, most daring patients and CLUB LEVEL DESIGNS allows them to get the style they desire for great prices. It always sells well. Cassandra Nash, HD Optical Express, Lansing, MI
  • Our office is located in the Gulf Coast area, with great salt water and fresh water fishing. It’s a popular past time and so COSTA sells well. Pam Housley, Texas State Optical of Nederland, Port Arthur, TX
  • VERNON GANTRY.  It’s a new line for us. Value-priced with great style. They’re especially appealing for our large contact lens wearing demographic that wants a nice back-up. Tom Brillante, Decatur Eye Care, Decatur, GA
  • OLIVER GOLDSMITH Decades collection and VUARNETNikki Griffin, EyeStyles Optical and Boutique, Oakdale, MN
  • SPY Sunglasses yet again. Amy Pelak, Proview Eyecare Optometry, Corona, CA
  • FYSH and CINZIA are two hot frame lines for us! Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville, NY
  • RES/REI, THEO Mille+59 and the LINDBERG Strip Series in ophthalmic. The SALT Fufkin, and THIERRY LASRY in sun. Harris Decker, Eye Designs Of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY
  • ANNE KLEIN is always one of the more popular brands in our office. Christine Howard, Attleboro Vision Care, Attleboro, MA
  • The LARA SPENCER sunglasses from Tura flew out the door! Specifically, the LS504 was the most popular. Angie Patteson, OD, Sunset Eye Care, PC, Johnson City, TN
  • We did a fair amount of “double bar man frames” for the younger crowd for back-to-school, both for 14-year-old girls and Millennials. VINYL FACTORY did well also, due to the hip styles. Jim Williams, Eye to Eye, Mexico, MO
  • STATE, the staff loves them and new sunnies came in. Kristina Swartz, The Eye Site, Mishawaka, IN
  • ESSEDUE, very feminine. Sabina Krasnov, I2ioptique, Scottsdale, AZ
  • RAY-BAN is always the hot seller along with KATE SPADEJeff Grosekemper, Casa De Oro Eyecare, Spring Valley, CA
  • OAKLEY ophthalmic for men and Thema IGREEN customize collection for women. Scott Keating, Vision Trends, Dover, OH

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