Haute Secrets: Eyewear CEO Garrett Leight

Garrett Leight

This week we’ve featured the haute secrets of eyewear guru Garrett Leight, a man who has a high-end pedigree in the eyewear industry: his father is Oliver Peoples founder and designer Larry Leight.

In 2006, Garrett went to work for Oliver Peoples after studying Journalism on the central coast of California. During his time at Oliver Peoples, Leight focused on design and eyewear development as well as marketing as it pertained to brand development for Oliver Peoples more youthful collection Mosley Tribes. In 2008, Leight left wholesale to help launch the opening of the Oliver Peoples Malibu store.

In 2009 Leight independently opened his first eyewear concept store, A. Kinney Court in Venice, Ca. Shortly after opening, Leight launched his first eyewear collection in his own namesake that featured hand finished acetate and metal frames. The idea was to create a more valuable collection by offering classic styles with an original point of view at the best possible price point.

Leight resides in Venice, CA and draws inspiration from the variety of characters that he encounters, as well as interesting individuals from the past, and fuses that with the California lifestyle. Here is his insider’s guide to the City of Angels.


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