Preppy isn’t just a fashion statement, it’s a lifestyle. Dressed to impress, these fashion icons never leave the house without looking put together. The preps have a universal motto to their style and that is class. From oxford button downs to Sperry shoes, our preppy ladies and gents have a very distinct style. They know exactly what brands to buy: to name a few, Polo, Lacoste and Vineyard Vines are some of the top brands chosen by our preps.
We understand the particular style of our ‘prepsters’ and respect their classy and put together fashion sense. When we say respect, we mean waving our hands back and forth idolizing the effort and thought that is put into each outfit. We all know it’s already hard enough to get out of bed on a Monday morning and when you add putting on a decent looking outfit, we’re playing a whole different ballgame. Hence, this is why we call preppy a lifestyle, rather than just a trend.
From vacationing to Martha’s Vineyard to just hitting up the driving range, our preps definitely need some sunnies to protect them. Though we might not be a typical brand looked at by our preppy fashionistas, our glasses fit right in with almost any style. Our colored lenses add a slash of color to any look and you can never go wrong with our timeless tortoise and gradient brown lenses. At SOLO, we feel like it is crucial for our brand to appeal to the masses. So, Prepsters, Hipsters, Yogis, Adventurers, we bet there’s a pair of our glasses with your name written all over them, just trust us and go check out our site!
After 9 trips to Home Depot, 67 hours sanding, staining, cutting and building things and 4 bloody fingers later, we had designed and constructed our booth for Outdoor Retailer and we were pumped! We were about to head to our first big trade show. On January 20th, Nicole and I hit the road in a cargo van named, Big Lady. The 12 hour trek to Salt Lake City had begun!
The next day we pulled up to the convention center with Big Lady and got straight to work. We assembled the booth and were incredibly proud! Dana flew in from the Bay Area to assist and spread the SOLO word at the show. The next four days flew by - Nicole, Dana and I spoke with all sorts of folks. Over 200 people stopped by our booth to inquire about SOLO and our mission to give. The response was overwhelming. People loved SOLO! We were beaming.
Since the show, we've been following up with dozens of interested retailers from North Carolina, Colorado, California, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, New York... the list goes on and on! We will keep you posted as more develops. Check out our new friend, Daniel, below. Daniel works with GoodonYa Bar, an organic energy bar company. He was at the trade show and paid us a special visit to let us know that he owns 8 pairs of SOLOs! Thanks for the love, Daniel!!
With such a strong start to 2014, we are more than confident that we'll reach our goal of restoring vision for 18,000 people in need this year. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us!