Joining the diverse roster of retailers settling into the Wynwood neighborhood, Wynwood Shades, has opened its doors for the first time in March, 2015 featuring a variety of coveted brands from around the world.
A concept incepted and mindfully curated by Aysegul Colakel, a Turkish entrepreneur and globetrotter with extensive experience within the optical industry. Her experience in the optical industry as a designer and a consultant advisory for international brands such as Puma, Police, Gucci among others, enabled her to create for her customers a more tailored and enjoyable experience than that of a large sunglass retailer.
Wynwood Shades fuses together elements of art and style creating a refreshing environment for shoppers. The 465 square ft. space first location boasted at that time a large mural created by Mexican street artist Argeo Mondragon. The mural captured a woman’s face represented with geometric shapes; this depicts the various shapes and sizes seen in optical frames, by way of art. A face which became the brand identity.
Colakel opened her second location in the Spring of 2018 to offer a beautiful retail space with a unique experience and launched her own house brand by the end of 2019.
Today Wynwood Shades operates online with its house collections that encompass a lifestyle where 2 major elements combine for a contemporary way of living: design & high- technology.