As you know, I spent last weekend in my favorite city; New Orleans! After grabbing beignets on Sunday afternoon, I took two of my sorority sisters on a tour of the French Quarter. The portion of the French Quarter that hardly gets tourist foot track–at least not as much as Bourbon Street.
While walking down Royal Street we stumbled upon a dope store front with the sign KREWE outside and just had to take a peek inside when I noticed sunglasses!
KREWE, an eyewear company based out of New Orleans, was founded in 2013 by Stirling Barrett, a New Orleans native and creative entrepreneur. His vision of the city as a thriving cultural hub was his inspiration for launching the brand. It opened its first flagship store in New Orleans French Quarter back in August 2015. KREWE offers completely unique shades that’s probably been seen on your favorite celebs like Beyonce, Gigi Hadid, Zayn and more!
I loved everything about the store. The vibe. The lighting. The employee. The plants. The display of shades. Everything. Housed in a building dating back to the late 19th Century, the store even includes an espresso bar and adjoining courtyard!
Below are a few of my favorites. My birthday IS coming up, so I’ll be accepting as gifts or donations via CashApp to go towards the cost *insert smiley face*:
If you’re ever in New Orleans, make sure you check stop by KREWE at 809 Royal Street and tell ’em Ky sent ya! (It probably won’t get you anything and they’ll ask who the heck is Ky, but I’ve always wanted to say that LOL)