Ahlem are to open a flagship, located in Nolita at 228 Elizabeth Street, the 500 square-foot boutique will house a variety of the brand’s contemporary sun and optical eyewear styles, and will occasionally serve as a showroom, gallery, or event space, according to the CFDA. Inside, visiting customers can browse products and consult with an in-store technician for frame adjustments. The majority of Ahlem’s eyewear styles are priced just under $500.

“The atelier is the essence of what I’m about and what continues to inspire me. Here you might expect to try on a few frames, observe curious objects collected and curated by me, or simply sit with a book or sketchpad and stay awhile. And in my eyes, we’ve designed space with mindfulness so that it may function as more than an optical store. I see an opportunity to welcome young designers and artists in and showcase their work. I hope to invite creativity and inspire design.” – Manai-Platt.