High Buy: Barton Perreira’s Limited-Edition Cannabis Sunglasses
Special order only:
525 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen
In person and online:
Barneys New York
9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Known for its treasure troves of exclusive eyewear across four flagship boutiques in Aspen, New York, Nashville, and Kansas City, Barton Perreira’s latest launch pays homage to the pot leaf. Inspired by the recent opening of Barneys cannabis store-within-a-store concept, The High End, the brand dreamt up three different designs for the luxury retailer: Aerial, Kahuna, and Thurston.
The frames feature a small marijuana symbol, etched directly onto the lens, which make for an understated style statement for cannabis enthusiasts this summer. Ranging in price from $490 to $565, each pair comes with a hand-painted case, designed by Los Angeles-based artist Kenton Parker, with a discreet pocket for your own flower supply and intended for double usage as a stash case to store your ganja on-the-go. A branded microfiber cleaning cloth is also included.
“Cannabis has become such a big part of our customers’ culture and lifestyle, so when Barneys New York reached out about The High End, we knew we had to be a part of it,” says Patty Perreira, designer and co-founder of Barton Perreira. “They’ve curated such an extraordinary selection of elevated cannabis products, so we are proud to be a part of a shopping experience you can’t get anywhere else.”
Perreira, alongside partner and fellow industry visionary Bill Barton, formed Barton Perreira in 2007 and, since then, the brand has been celebrated for using the ﬁnest raw materials like CR-39 optical-grade plastic and mineral glass in each of its seasonal, limited-edition collections — all handmade in Japan by skilled artisans and produced in small quantities making each piece an exclusive work of art.
Katie Shapiro can be reached at email@example.com or followed on Twitter @bykatieshapiro.
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