JOURNAL


Meet the Team Vol. 4

Shub (short for Shubhneet) is the exuberant optometrist at Bailey Nelson Ponsonby. She sat down on a quiet January afternoon to talk with the Jour...
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How Not to Lose Your Glasses on NYE

You're on a cruise It’s hot. The ocean breeze is freshest when you lean just a little bit over the railing. The sunglasses were a bit loose and on...
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Market Time: Ponsonby and The Factory Market

Yeah, there’s something special about markets. It’s where we let our hair down. You can’t have a bad time with so many craftsmen, artists and desi...
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Style Guide: The Windsor Collection

Forgive the forthcoming history lesson, but we’re really passionate about round metal eyewear. Invented in 1880, round metal frames remained popu...
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Meet The Team Vol. 3

  What’s your name?   Madeline (Maddy/ Mads) Mortiaux Tell us a bit about where you work.   I manage the Bailey Nelson Ponsonby Boutique in Auckl...
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Our Craft: Riveted Hinges

What do the two metal dots on our glasses mean? Are they Morse code, half an emoticon, or an unfinished sentence? When you see metal pins on most g...
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BN People : Angie Pai

It’s both easier and harder to be an artist today than ever before. Instagram lets anyone display their craft before an audience of millions, but...
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Spring Carnival Style : A Poor Mans Millions

We’ve spotted Jared Acquaro of cult menswear blog A Poor Man’s Millions (APMMillions to those in the know) pairing Bailey Nelsons with his immacul...
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Spring Carnival Style : Shh Alex

With Spring Carnival on the horizon we couldn’t think of a better time to talk to some of Australia’s style gurus. Meet Alex, the incredibly tale...
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Our Sun Lenses

Our sunglasses aren’t just designed to look the part – they're a functional tool to protect one of the most vital organs; your eyes.  You probably...
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Spring Summer 2016

“You look good you feel good, you feel good you play good, you play good they pay good, they pay good you live good”, or so says the straightfor...
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Optical Lens Quality

If you haven’t taken the time to read an encyclopaedia about eyewear, chances are you might find the whole “choosing the right lenses” thing a bit...
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Style Guide : Browline Glasses

Designed to mimic natural eyebrow shapes, the aptly named browline can be identified by a thick upper section (usually made of acetate), thin met...
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Introducing : The Beta Titanium Collection

They said we were foolish. They said it wouldn’t work. They said it’d cost too much. Lucky for us, we stopped listening to them years ago… Int...
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Style Guide : Round Glasses

Originally designed for use on U.S. Navy submarines, round metal frames became a military staple during WWII. The circular shape and slim...
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Meet The Team : Volume Two

Name: Hayley Officer Role: Store Manager  Store: Takapuna How long have you been with BN: Six weeks What do you love about Bailey Nelson: Th...
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Meet The Team : Volume One

  Name: Philipp Timmler Role: Assistant Manager Store: Riccarton/Christchurch, New Zealand  How long have you been with Bailey Nelson: Since Septe...
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Need An Eye Test?

You might love our multifocals. Our progressive glasses come standard with the best freeform technology and digital surface processing. ...
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Travel In Style

  We travel the globe in search of the world's finest materials and manufacturers. On any given week we could be in Northern Italy visiting acetat...
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Time To Ski

image: @thesharoncheung Did you know that our entire range of sunglasses come standard with polarised lenses? Famous for their ability to...
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