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  • Featured Press Coverage: RED Magazine

    This week has been crazy! Starting with Pride and now being featured in a world-renowned fashion and lifestyle magazine; Red Online August 2020 edition! We were so pleased when Oonagh Brennan, Fashion Director of RED magazine used our Home Trial service to help her out with all her prescription needs. There is nothing worse than [...] Continue Reading
  • Shape of the Week!

    The team at Tortoise and Black have chosen our favourite funky style glasses of different shapes and sizes. Spring Summer fashion Trends have incorporated reusable clothing, easily accessible fashion pieces, clean lines, relaxed tailoring and simple staples. However, the fashion industry has been keeping it simple, the eyewear industry has taken a different turn. We [...] Continue Reading
  • Father’s Day

    As scary as it is to believe; Father’s Day is here again, which means we are nearly 6 months into this crazy year! What do you get a dad that already has everything, and of course the best present of all (you)? It is a question we all ask ourselves every year and unfortunately, we [...] Continue Reading
  • Eye On Optics: Chloe Carlina Vintage Sunglasses

    Introducing Chloe Carlina Sunglasses The super sized vintage saucers have it all Not only do the Carlina's take on a semi outer space feel with Saturn all in our minds with the concentric circles surrounding the lenses, but they also take on the emphasis of 'feminine and sweet'. Chloe is still our leading brand in [...] Continue Reading
  • Spring Summer Trends 2020

    As we spot the long-awaited first signs of spring, what better time to take a look at this year’s hottest sunglass trends. We are booking in deliveries of the latest designs on a daily basis right now, and here is our stylist’s guide to the four key shapes. Granny glasses Yep, your grandma is now [...] Continue Reading
  • Spring Summer 2020 New Releases

    After the wind and rain of Storm Ciara and Dennis, who wouldn’t want to look ahead to brighter times? This week we are focusing on three core brands from the Tortoise+Black family. The JC Collection - Look out for the latest interlocking JC initials logo, which according to the brand’s creative director Sandra Choi "reflects the [...] Continue Reading
  • Fashion Week Trends

    Fashion Week Trends Despite being battered by storms and coronavirus affecting travel plans, the spring fashion weeks have managed to still sparkle. So what will be hot come Autumn/Winter 2020? Here we focus on some key fashion trends for later in the year, whilst also keeping an eye on what eyewear the in crowd are [...] Continue Reading
  • Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta – New for Spring Summer 2020

    "When your own initials are enough" Expressing a philosophy of individuality and confidence, Bottega Veneta is defined by outstanding craftmanship, innovative design, contemporary functionality and the highest quality materials. Expect to find luxurious acetates, delicate metal designs and uniquely understated branding. Whilst their legendary leather goods can be identified by the intrecciato weave, the eyewear [...] Continue Reading
  • Eye On Optics: Saint Laurent Prescription Glasses – NEW Blue Light Lenses

    Our buyers have just returned from the Kering headquarters reviewing the new Saint Laurent Eyewear collections which will touch down in February 2020. Some beautiful glasses and sunglasses coming soon and they will not disappoint! In the meantime, here are our buyers' top picks from the current Saint Laurent glasses collection. Whether you are a [...] Continue Reading
  • Eye On Trends: Chloé launches vintage-inspired ‘Bonnie’ style

    The debut of “Bonnie” draws inspiration from the free-spirited attitude and enduring femininity at the heart of Chloé. With a view to both the past and the present, this new design simultaneously expresses a vintage feel with a strong contemporary edge. Distinguished by an oversize infinity shape, “Bonnie” has been conceived in light acetate profiles […]

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