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Loxley Opticians & Eyewear Experts
On the edge of the city, as you head towards Nottingham Castle from Old Market Square, you’ll find Loxley Opticians & Eyewear Experts on Friar Lane. Known to its customers as Loxley, you’ll find this stylish Opticians nestled between other great independent businesses like Chocolate Utopia, Barbers of Nottingham, Speciality Coffee, Gincident and many more.
Upon entering the stylish, yet welcoming show room, you’ll find Indy, the Optometrist, Director and eyewear enthusiast, ready to guide you through the whole process from eye exam to eye wear styling.
After spending years of working in the large multiples of the eyewear world, Indy came across the same frustration; lack of choice, confusion to what suits and works for each individual face shape, skin tone, hair colour and personal style. He set about developing a unique styling process that guarantees you’ll love your eyewear every time. Loxley was born in 2016, a laid back, relaxed and fun eyewear experience. Loxley specialises in independent eyewear designed & made by eyewear aficionados, which mirror their ethos. Many of the ranges at Loxley cannot be found anywhere else in Nottingham or the East Midlands. They are only found in some of the most progressive and passionate eyewear shops & opticians, meaning you’ll have eyewear that is unique and special as you.
Simply, the goal at Loxley, is to help you make educated decisions. They consider themselves successful when you to look good and feel confident in your eyewear.
Did you know?
Loxley is a family business started by Indy and his brother Harvey, and sister Manpreet. Indy and Manpreet are in charge of brands and buying and are constantly locking horns with accountant brother, Harvey. Reminiscent of when they were younger and (not) sharing the PlayStation, some things never change.
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