Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Happy & Healthy Holidays from Michael Holmes and the team!

We are closed from 2pm Christmas Eve - 10am January 3rd, have a wonderful Christmas break!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Glasses of the Week: The Double Take

John Dunlop looks very stylish in his new frames. John decided it was time to update his look and move on from rimless glasses, and made the perfect choice with his round titanium Bevel glasses. He's now also set to soak up today's sun (please stay!) with his Garrett Leight sunglasses in Brandy Tortoiseshell with brown polarised lenses - just in time for the holidays.

Christmas Opening Dates


CLOSING DATES: Both Michael Holmes stores will close at 2pm on 24 December and will reopen 10am on Saturday 3 January.

STAY UPDATED: Should you wish to restock your contact lenses for the holidays please call ASAP to avoid disappointment.

It's still not too late to buy the perfect gift for a loved one!
Drop in store to see our selection of sunglasses and glasses. Vouchers available for any denomination.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Give the Gift of Goldsmith!

New Designs from Claire Goldsmith!

We are so excited - the new Claire Goldsmith eyewear models have arrived! 

Not sure what to give this Christmas? A gift voucher for Goldsmith eyewear would go down a treat! Get in fast as these beauties won't be around long.
The London designer has taken a slightly different approach with her new collection to reflect the way that eyewear is evolving. Claire's latest designs are streamlined and more refined than her previous, vintage-inspired pieces. 
This collection is for those who have always admired Claire Goldsmith's frames but felt they were too heavy for them. As the designer has put it, they have all of the spirit and colour of the Legacy range but slimmer lines.
Available in store now! Ask our staff for assistance

'Tis the Season

Stumped what to get your hard-to-buy-for loved one this Christmas? A beautiful pair of high quality sunglasses will never go unnoticed! 

With an extensive range of eyewear from our independent designers to choose from, there is something to suit everyone at Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear.

We also offer Gift Vouchers in any denomination, perfect for the discerning glasses wearer.

And don't forget...!

Glasses CAN Make a Difference!

During the month of December, bring in 4 cans of food to be donated to the City Mission and receive a 10% discount off your complete new glasses or prescription sunglasses (frame and lenses when purchased together)

This offer will run Monday 1 December  - Saturday 20 December.
Minimum 4 cans per person, bring in at time of purchase.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Glasses of the Week: Shoot Ready

Canvas magazine editor Dan Awha is always on top of what's fresh in the fashion world, so it's only fitting that he chose a pair of Martin & Martin frames to reflect his style. 

This is a brand new design from the German designer, and it looks perfect on Dan. Great choice!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

GLCO x Amelie Pichard Collaboration

We not only have the Bros. Marshall collaboration from Garrett Leight in store, but also a brand new design together with Amelie Pichard, in three beautiful colours.

This frame comes in black, cream with tortoiseshell temples or tortoiseshell with cream temples. But the most special addition is sparkle not only on the frame but on the lenses too! These need to be seen in person.

Garrett Leight with Amelie Pichard

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Shades of Cool

This week's spread in Canvas magazine features a model looking very chic in our Oliver Goldsmith 'Audrey' sunglasses in Light Rum. This frame was originally designed in Notting Hill in 1963 and is the last word in timeless elegance. 

Also pictured on the female model in the main image is the Oliver Goldsmith 'Commandant' in Matte Latte; the light matte finish lends a modern edge to this vintage design from 1964. 

Our thanks to Canvas magazine for the coverage. Both sunglasses are in store now.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Glasses CAN Make a Difference!

Glasses CAN Make a Difference!

During the month of December, bring in 4 cans of food to be donated to the City Mission and receive a 10% discount off your complete new glasses or prescription sunglasses (frame and lenses when purchased together)

This offer will run Monday 1 December  - Saturday 20 December.
Minimum 4 cans per person, bring in at time of purchase.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Glasses of the Week: Classic Looks

Robin Taylor is getting back to his English roots with his new Claire Goldsmith eyewear. 
Originally from Bristol, Robin's glasses hail from Notting Hill London, just a stone's throw away. The warm tortoiseshell tones compliments him, and the shape is a perfect fit. 

These classic frames are designed after a pair of Goldsmiths that Michael Caine owned, and they will never go out of style! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GLCO x Bros. Marshall Collaboration

Fresh in! We have an exciting new frame from Garrett Leight in collaboration with the Marshall Brothers, a Los Angeles surf brand. They have put their own twist on this popular Garrett Leight sunglass design by sandblasting the frame so that the tortoiseshell finish is matte, and fitting it with gold mirror lenses. These sunglasses say one thing: sun, sea and surf!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Canvas Mag

The Garrett Leight Lucille looks fabulous in a Canvas Magazine feature last week. This edgy cats-eye sunglass design from L.A is feminine but has attitude. Available in store now!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Teed Street Christmas Party

Don't miss out! Come on down to our Teed Street store tomorrow and try on some sunglasses before our promotion runs out on 29th November. Make the most of your visit and enjoy the Newmarket Christmas Street Party with lots of stalls and entertainment.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Glasses of the Week: Kate Budgen

Kate Budgen wearing new Yellows Plus glasses in time for her final year 13 exams. At age 18, Katie's list of achievements runs for miles. She has just completed her final year at Mt Albert Grammar School where she was Head Girl and awarded Dux. 

Academia has not been at the expense of the arts or sport as Katie is an accomplished cello player and was captain of the New Zealand Women's La Crosse team. She is one of only a small number of students to receive an Auckland University full fees scholarship. 

However to us here, Katie is most well known as Tom Holmes' (Michael's son's) girlfriend. Lucky Tom! All the best Katie (and Tom) as you head off to Uni next year.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Glasses of the Week: Family Celebrations

We love when customers send us photos of lots of smiling faces wearing our frames. Here we have the Timmings-Danaher clan celebrating James' graduation from law school. Congratulations James!

Pictured L - R:
Felicity Timmings in Bevel
James Danaher in Claire Goldsmith
Cecily Danaher in Claire Goldsmith

Thank you so much for sending us this, we're glad you are all enjoying your glasses!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Get the Look: James Dean

Is this a thinly veiled excuse to look at images of James Dean? Maybe, but he's wearing eyewear! Here Jimmy demonstrates his multitude of talents: reading, sculpting, photographing. He was a proud glasses wearer and made them cool in an era when most people were desperate to appear as if they never needed glasses.

With Sammy Davis Jr

With Elizabeth Taylor

All frames by Garrett Leight, in Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear stores now