Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shop Op: ILORI

Yesterday I attended an amazing after hours event at new area sunglasses boutique ILORI. The champagne reception to celebrate the opening of their newest location in Chevy Chase was well attended and the knowledgeable Style Consultants were on hand to not only supply the savory bubbly but to provide an unparalleled personal shopping experience.
ILORI even gives its clients the opportunity to host their own private shopping events. You can arrange it with the store to invite a a small group of friends to come in to privately shop for shades with a personal style consultant.
Or just stop by, take a seat, enjoy the smell of fresh flowers and prepare to be launched into an exciting experience where Style Consultants will help you discover the right sunglasses that best suit your facial features and teach you the basics of building a sunglass wardrobe.

ILORI boasts exclusive frames like these Lanvin sunglasses (above) .

These frames were shown on the runway in Lanvin's Resort 2010 collection (below)

ILORI not only carries Lanvin, but other designer frames like Balenciaga, Badgley Mischka, Prada, Tom Ford and many more. The boutique showcases designs by fashion visionaries and features exclusive styles as well as limited edition frames.


ILORI is designed as an expertly curated space. Instead of coming into a space where sunglasses are behind a glass, store manager Megan Wray says ILORI “works the opposite”. The space acts as a museum exhibit of sorts where clients can touch and explore the merchandise in what feels like a style exhibit.

Check out more pictures of the space below...

From left to right: Chloe, Persol, Oliver Peoples
Clear resin frames seem to be all the rage this season. These fashion forward frames will propel you lightyears ahhead of the masses.

ILORI Manager Megan loves these loves these Lanvin frames

Style Consultant Tonisha looks fetching in these futuristic frames

The event was also to help a good cause. ILORI's Trade In and Trade Up promotion allows you to trade in your old pair of eyewear and receive $50 off the season's must-have sunglass styles! Donated frames will be given to OneSight, a family of organizations devoted to helping those in need.
Visit them at the Shops at Wisconsin Place 5330 Western Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

1 comment:

  1. This place looks interesting. What other designers do they feature besides Lanvin?