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Erker's to launch Delmar Loop eyeglass factory, store in April

#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }#ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }The Erker family’s eyewear business, founded in 1879, has a long legacy in St. Louis, predating the Gateway Arch and 45 city mayors. It was established just 19 years after the Anheuser-Busch brewery.Now, Tony and Jack III, the fifth generation of Erkers, are launching a new eyewear venture, Copper Hinge,...

Ryders Eyewear unveils expansive 2017 collection

North Shore eyewear brand Ryders has made significant additions to its line-up for 2017, adding a host of new features and technologies to go along with its popular antiFOG lenses. But the British Columbia-based company continues to stay true to its roots, only developing products for biking and adventure sports, while not getting distracted by the larger mass markets that have grabbed the focus of many of the other eyewear makers. “We don’t golf. We don’t fish. We don’t design eyewear for...

A Designer From Dallas Wants to Change the Sunglass Game with Durable, Lose-Proof Shades

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4 a.m.EXPANDVolterre's sunglasses are designed to be extra flexible, durable, light and come with a key-ring case that attaches to your belt loop.courtesy VolterreMost sunglasses companies are not inspired by 1700s Renaissance writers, but new online shop Volterre is. Sarah Dauterman was exiting Paris’ Voltaire metro stop, on a journey to replace her favorite pair of vintage sunglasses, and got to thinking about its namesake’s idea that while Paris was beautiful,...