Released in 2010, The Riley from
Oliver Peoples features rounded contouring, pin detailing and a unique
keyhole bridge. The visible core-wire within the temple is embossed with
the Oliver Peoples logo and the Oliver Peoples plaque is embossed at
the temple end.
Available in sizes 45 or 47, colors
include BECR, black, colobolo, dark mahogany, el mirage tortoise
(shown), storm and moss tortoise.
MSRP is $300.
Owner, Fine Eyes Eyewear, Ridgeland, Miss.
“I am selling the Oliver Peoples Riley almost daily now.
It is the new ‘cash cow’ for Fine Eyes.”
What are you selling?
The Riley looks like a frame that
could have been in the Oliver Peoples line for 25 years and is a type of
style that has made a huge comeback lately. It is very conservative but
gives the wearer some color on their face and is also very lightweight
Who’s buying it?
I sell it to both male and female
customers of all ages, from youth to people in their 70s, because of the
great fit and also because it is excellent for a progressive lens and
for a high prescription, either plus or minus.
Why do they like it?
It is a very thin P-3 shape with a
keyhole bridge that fits several types of bridges and comes in multiple
sizes. The color I sell the most is the El Mirage Tortoise because it is
excellent for brown eyes but it also comes in a demi-amber, black, Coco
Bolo and a vintage crystal color. I keep all colors and sizes in stock
so it’s easy to present it to the consumer.
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