We have champagne waiting for you in all our New York boutiques.
Come and celebrate with us.
The Month of Love is perfect to introduce our Spring collection that is inspired by the 70′s, with sexy Aviator frames and 50 shades of pink lenses.
You can now start to see La Vie en Rose, like Camilla Deterre in our Robert frames for Vogue, shot in Paris during Fashion Week ‘17.
elima Gives Back 2016 Charity Initiative
December 7, 2016, 12:00am
To celebrate the holiday season, this December we will be donating 5% of our in-store profits to charity.
Here’s how it works:
When you make a purchase at any of our NYC locations between December 7th and December 31st, you will be able to choose which charity you would like to donate to from the list below. Then, we’ll annotate in our system which charity you have chosen. In January, we’ll tally each charity’s respective donation amount, and forward them a check!
elebrating August Birthdays with Iris Apfel, Alexis Bittar, and Selima.
September 1, 2016, 12:00am
We don’t just love the summer because we get to wear our favorite sunnies, we also love it because we get to celebrate some of our favorite people’s birthdays. Fashion icon Iris Apfel, jeweler extraordinaire Alexis Bittar, and our very own Selima Salaun all share late-August birthdays and last Monday, on Alexis' invitation, they celebrated together at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens alongside 40 select guests!
Three New Yorkers, Virgos, and fashion icons — with such a colorful trio, we worry that the garden’s flowers may have felt outdone.
Iris and Selima have kept in touch since the Selima Optique x Iris Apfel x Le Bon marché sunglasses collaboration earlier this year (they share a passion for Mediterranean and particularly traditional Tunisian crafts). Selima has known Alexis for years. They are both members of the CFDA.
The celebration, which came in the form of drinks and a picnic dinner was shared by around 40 friends including STORY’s Rachel Schechtman and New York-based artist Theodore Bradley.
Happy Birthday you three (the 95th for Iris!). Here’s to many more years of New York fashion!
#NYC4NYC - SELIMA OPTIQUE FOR ROBIN HOOD LIMITED EDITION 100% of the proceeds go to Robin Hood, our favorite NYC foundation. BUY HERE before the May 9th Gala.
Selima had no hesitation when asked to create a limited edition for the NYC charitable foundation Robin Hood. She stated “I adore New York like no other place in the world and I am honored through this project to be able to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need”. This limited edition of hand-made acetate frames is available for both sun and optical. We ship with sunlenses by default please contact us if you want clear lenses. All of the proceeds go to Robin Hood.
pring in Paris: The new Selima Optique Location at Le Bon Marché
April 26, 2016, 12:00am
Just in time for Spring, we moved to a new location at the Bon Marché.
We are now between Prada and Dior Homme on the ground floor near the
entrance at the corner of rue Velpeau and rue Babylone.
Three years have already passed since we first opened at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and we’re still dizzy with the energy! This is like no other department stores. Every day is an event and everything is constantly changing. By the way, besides the location indicated above we also have a small sunglasses counter by the Rue de Sèvres entrance. Yes.. Be ready for the SUN!!
In preparation for the Anti world tour, Rihanna’s stylist Mel Ottenberg came to Selima Optique for sunglasses. Besides lending vintage pieces, Selima designed three custom styles for Rihanna. In Tampa, Rihanna wears the “Alien” frames.
“We were going for a retro futuristic take on cat-eyes” says Selima Salaun.
These unique frames convey a sense of ‘90’s toughness’ through the cat-eye shaped flash mirror lenses mounted in a bold acetate frame. If anyone can pull of this fierce look, it’s Bad Gal - especially when accompanied by an over-sized brown suit from Y/project.