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SHADE, ELEVATED

Revolve Around the Sun

At KREWE, we lead with design and let culture drive the rest. Inspired by the endless diversity of life around us, we infuse that same creative energy and spirit into every pair of our exceptional, hand-crafted frames — giving you the freedom to #DoYou and, of course, enjoy the sun.

Our Story

Moving on up

2013

HOT WHEELS

Instead of buying a house, Barrett invested his savings in the very first batch of KREWE frames and got his start with a mobile cart attached to a bike, selling them at festivals around New Orleans.

2014

THE STREET, NOT THE CITY

ST. LOUIS is the frame that put us on the map. Our signature silhouette has a standout brow bridge inspired by the intricate, wrought-iron balconies in the French Quarter. It’s also a favorite of Beyoncé’s — she’s been spotted in pairs since 2013.

THE SUNROOM

Our first concept store, located on the first floor of KREWE’s first office space, was a by-appointment-only sunroom. Customers would ring a doorbell and Barrett would greet them with an iced beverage while they perused our earliest styles.

2015

SETTLING IN

Our first store is a gallery space located in the heart of the French Quarter. The sun-soaked, plant-filled space set the bar for KREWE’s immersive retail experiences — and was also the home of KREWE’s design studio for 5 years.

2016

RUN WITH THE BIG DOGS

Competing in the prestigious CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund proved that a small, self-made company from New Orleans could disrupt the corporate eyewear industry. Oh, and KREWE placed as a runner-up.

TINY HOUSE, BIG STEP

An evolution of the cart Barrett used to sell the first KREWE sunglasses, we launched our Tiny House mobile retail experience to bring a portable taste of the brand — and New Orleans — to different corners of the US.

2017

TRULY VISIONARY

Sunglasses are what we know best — but why stop there? We launched our optical collection in 2017, paving the way for the 2018 launch of our optical-focused storefront on 1818 Magazine Street.

2018

HONEY, WE’RE HOME

We converted a storage warehouse in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District into the KREWE HQ of our dreams, fine-tuning and hand-curating each detail to create the perfect home base for our dedicated team of smart creatives.

BETTER TOGETHER

We teamed up with Reformation for our very first collaboration to create a line of biodegradable frames, resulting in a dreamy collection that’s easy on the eyes and even easier on the planet.

FOUNDATION

KREWE Foundation was created in 2018 to help change the way New Orleans youth see the world. The foundation provides students in the city with access to eye care and free prescription KREWE glasses, with a goal to reach every local public high schooler in need by 2022.

2019

DON’T SWEAT IT

Consider it the athleisure of eyewear: in early 2019, we dropped our ACTIVE collection, a line of high-tech, high-fashion frames built for whatever moves you.

SUN DAYS ARE FUN DAYS

We built a pool at our HQ, then partnered with LeBlanc + Smith to turn it into sun___days, a members-only space that revolves around the sun. The club features exclusive food, beverage and wellness programs as well as plenty of sun chaises for weekend poolside lounging.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

Now, KREWE is 87 employees and counting. We’ve launched nearly 100 frames, orchestrated 34 photoshoots, and grown our following from diehard fans and locals to over 100,000 Instagram followers from across the globe. Don’t worry, though — we’re only just getting started.

2020

DITCHED THE SQUINT

In a year where everyone was looking at their digital screens more than ever, we launched blue light lenses and blue light readers to go in tandem with our optical collection to help relieve digital fatigue.

THE IMPORTANT WORK

We formed an Employee Engagement Council (EEC) to influence leadership decisions and actions, ultimately working to create the culture employees desire most.

PARTNERED WITH A MASTER

Our design team and eyewear visionary, David Rose, seamlessly blended two design processes and expanded our optical collection - creating one of our most coveted collections to date.

Second Chances

Our Guarantee

Accidents happen — we totally get it. That’s why every hand-crafted pair of KREWE frames is covered by our Second Chances program, so if you damage or break your frames, the first replacement pair is on us. If you purchased a full-price frame, we’ll replace them with a brand-spanking-new pair. For real.

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Stores

Our Stores

Each of our retail spaces is sun-soaked, plant-filled, and designed to immerse you in the world of KREWE. Visit one of our locations for a try-on session. Oh, and the refreshments are on us.

KREWE NEAR YOU
Quality

Our Standard

As an independent eyewear company, we stand by the quality of our small-batch, hand-crafted frames. Each detail is carefully constructed and reviewed in-house with our 100-point KREWE inspection system.

LEARN MORE

  • SMALL-BATCH PRODUCTION
  • PLANT-BASED ACETATES
  • PREMIUM METALS
  • SPECIALTY LENS COATINGS
  • 100-POINT INSPECTION SYSTEM
  • HAND-CRAFTED DESIGNS

DESIGN

Our Approach

Design-oriented thinking leads everything we touch, from our frame styles and in-person experiences to our exclusive collaborations. It’s more than just form and function — we like to think of it as a lifestyle.

SPACES
CAREERS

Our Team

We’re always looking for fresh talent to join our collaborative, dedicated team. We believe that great work happens when smart creatives communicate, grow together, and let their individuality thrive.

SEE ALL OPENINGS
  • NEW ARRIVALS Collection
  • ST. LOUIS Collection
  • OYSTER Collection
  • WOMEN'S SUN Collection
  • SPRING EDIT Collection
  • MEN'S SUN Collection
  • BEST SELLERS Collection
  • FIT GUIDE
  • COLLINS COLLECTION Collection
  • BLUE LIGHT Collection
  • ACTIVE Collection
  • DAVID ROSE Collection
  • COBRA Collection
  • STELLA Collection
  • D'ORO Collection
    doro doro collection
  • TORTA Collection
  • MEMPHIS Collection
  • BLUE STEEL Collection
  • CLASSICS Collection
  • POLARIZED Collection
  • OVERSIZED Collection
  • MIRRORED Collection
  • PETAL Collection
  • AVIATOR Collection
  • Sale Events
  • NYLONS Collection
  • QUALITY
  • CAREERS
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