Sponsored by Ace & Tate
Choosing glasses is not an easy task, especially not if every frame you like might hold a price tag way over your budget and you haven’t even thought about the cost of the lenses. There’s a solution for bespectacled shoppers, who have a hard time deciding: Ace & Tate with their online shop and their flagship store in Berlin Mitte (amongst other locations such as Amsterdam and Munich) offers you all the service you could want. From eye tests in the store, home try-on kits to take all the time you need, to a service that cuts your lenses in 30mins in store!
I came to the store, conveniently located in Mitte’s prime shopping street, Alte Schönhauser Straße, with the idea in mind that metal frames actually don’t look good on me. Looking through the many frames neatly displayed in the stylish shop, I once again landed at my go-to shape, a slightly oversized, rounded lens framed by slender acetate called Lily, this time in more daring red color called cherry pie.
But I couldn’t let go of the idea of a metal frame and lucky for me, Ace & Tate recently ventured off their namesake acetate path and explored the land of metal frames. So my first step was a combination of acetate and metal called Monty, a curvy frame in a pretty speckled color called chocolate chip and with golden metal sides. I almost settled on these when I discovered their new capsule collection of full metal frames and found my favorite glasses going by the name of Neil in the color of satin gold and tiger wood. These were it! Can’t wait to finally wear them!
I went into the back room and had my eyes tested by a super friendly optician who awarded me with almost perfect sight, if it wasn’t for my astigmatism (which is the only reason I have to wear glasses).
Ace & Tate is currently also promoting their new autumn and winter collection, called In the Nude, with two new frames, and many new colors ranging in the nude section, called bourbon, blush, chocolate chip and golden brown (just not: beige).
If you don’t have the chance to enjoy the service in store, you can easily order up to five frames to try on at home for five days to show them to your families and friends. For free!
Oh and I haven’t even told you the best thing: my new frames including the lenses cost 98 Euros. Unbelievable, right?
All Photos: Marlen Stahlhuth (www.paperboats.me)