Since 2008, The Eyewear Gallery has searched the globe to find the most unique and fashionable frames to share with our patients and clients in Northern Virginia. This year, with the chaos of a worldwide pandemic, and the economic impact it has had on our communities, we set out to find a U.S. based, budget-friendly brand, without sacrificing fashionable style, good comfort and durability. Let us present Erkers 1879…
Founded in Saint Louis. MO in 1879 by A.P. Erker, Erkers 1879 remains a family owned company that has dedicated their lives to the art of beautiful eyewear. For over 140 years the Erker family continues to design high quality, fine eyewear that can last a lifetime. They truly believe that the only way to make great products in the future is to appreciate and give thanks to the prior generations who helped pave the way. They honor their ancestors and their milestones within the company by releasing a new icon each season that relates in some way to their 141-year history. For this season, it is The Story of the Trumpet.
The trumpet is an instrument that’s been around for centuries. Legendary jazz musician Miles Davis was born and raised in the St. Louis area and was known as one of the most important musicians of the 20th century, and the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time. The trumpet has also been used in battle to notify others what’s coming. “We like to think of our eyewear as classical, yet revolutionary. Like his music, Miles Davis always spoke with an economy of expression. And for Miles, it had to be fresh, or forget it. We have the same mindset at Erkers. We are always researching the latest trends and creating eyewear that is different and one-of-a-kind.”