Garrett Leight was born in Venice in 1984 to the founders of the Oliver Peoples brand. Growing up in Los Angeles, Garrett was surrounded by eye- wear and fashion, observing firsthand the making of his father’s iconic designs.
In 2009 Garrett opened his first eyewear concept store, A. Kinney Court in Venice, offering a unique assortment of hand selected goods from all over the world. This store was the first of its kind, combining the knowledge and service of licensed opticians with the assortment and style sense of a fashion boutique. The shop saw immediate success thanks to an original and engaging environment inspired by the people, places, and culture of California in addition to great customer service and high quality products.
Garrett soon observed that there was room in the industry for premium handmade eyewear with a fresh and youthful perspective sold at an afford- able price. Over the next year he set out to cre- ate an original eyewear experience and in 2011 Garrett and his team of three launched the debut collection from Garrett Leight California Optical.
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