We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Espino and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eric, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor is customer service and brand knowledge. Being able to meet a customers expectations and meet their desire is beyond rewarding. Also having a passion for the product that I sale helps ease the customers potential fears of buying a product that they aren’t too familiar with.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
First. I love eyewear. I believe eyewear is unique to everyone. The colors, materials and shapes can change your personality and mood instantly. I’ve needed prescription glasses since I was young so jumping into the business was a natural step for me. What’s sets me apart from other vintage eyewear shops is my access to new old stock inventory. I’ve been blessed to shake the right hands that lead me to the optical storages where I have the access to hundreds of frames. Then from there I customize the lenses. And boom you get a one of a kind piece.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First let’s talk coffee. Neighborhood off La Brea has great coffee and a chia parfait to die for. Staying on La Brea lets check out Sycamore Kitchen. In the mood for organic soul food? Lets hit Comfort LA. And lastly hit up Pearls off Fairfax and ask for the Eric. You’re welcome.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Special thanks to Hye Optic, Hall of Frames, the Goodson family, the Espino family, Jeremy Washington and Day Brown. Without there support I wouldn’t be here today.