Category Archives: St Albans

What a fantastic view Black Eyewear had of the Alban Pilgrimage Procession on Saturday.  Alban himself as well as Roman Centurions, pieces of stained glass and twirling roses all passed the front of the shop on their way to the … Continue reading

All we can say is ‘Thank you’ to Kit and Sue at the Thai Rack in George Street, St Albans! You faithfully prepare and deliver scrummy lunch to Black Eyewear week after week and you look fantastic in the ‘Mingus‘ and ‘Tricky‘.

George Street celebrated new Christmas lights, which hang across the historic shopping street, on Saturday with a festive launch featuring the St Albans Rock Choir.  Retailers and restaurants up and down the street offered mulled wine and mince pies and … Continue reading

The new George Street lights are up and ready to sparkle.  Please take a moment to read the press release associated with the event: PRESS RELEASE Businesses in George Street, St Albans have rallied together to bring Christmas Sparkle and … Continue reading

The ‘Lena‘ and ‘Coltrane‘ look sensational as Black Eyewear walks the cathedral catwalk, St Albans Fashion Week 2015. Photos courtesy of Michelle Becker: Pink Soul Pictures, Stephanie Belton and Alessandro Pelosi

It’s not long now until St Albans Fashion Week and we’re getting excited! Fancy winning a pair of vintage-inspired glasses or sunglasses, designed by Robert Roope? To enter, simply pop in store to browse the collection & post a selfie … Continue reading

35 years ago, a vibrant George Street decorated with bunting, celebrating our city with hand thrown pottery mugs.  A fantastic turn back time and trip down memory lane.

Season’s Greetings from all of us at Roope Opticians and Black Eyewear!

Black Eyewear took part in St Albans Fashion Week once again this year with frames modelled in two catwalk shows, the Luxe Show and the Cathedral Catwalk Show.  Here are some photos from the week.

The arrival of the Premier Inn at the top of St Peter’s Street marks the revitalization of this corner of St Albans.  Beech House, a new restaurant with a bar, great food and a buzzy atmosphere has opened as well … Continue reading