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Friday, February 26, 2010

Only at Erker's Fine Eyewear

Only at Erker's Can you find the most up to date eyewear to fit your lifestyle and look. All of our frames are exclusive to us in saint louis and cannot be found anywhere else. We offer the most unique and fashionable eyewear in Saint Louis. Make sure to check us out when you are looking for sunwear or eyewear. Not only will our amazing staff offer their unmatchable support in choosing your frame but will help maintain your eyewear for years to come. For over 130 years Erker's has offered the finest eyewear and customer service and we thank everyone for their continued support.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Erkers Trunk Show This Saturday

It is finally here. The sama, loree rodkin, and badgley mischka collection will be shown at Erker's on Saturday.

Please come and visit us and check us out.
We will also be joined by Brian Glasgow, celebrity stylist. He will be here all the way from los angeles to help you select the Eyewear styles and colors that best suit your life and style.

We will be offering a special gift with purchase!!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lindbergh Does It! To Paris in 33 1/2 Hours; Flies 1,000 Miles Through Snow and Sleet; Cheering French Carry Him Off Field (May, 21st 1927)

Early in the morning on May 20, 1927 Charles A. Lindbergh took off in The Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field near New York City. Flying northeast along the coast, he was sighted later in the day flying over Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. From St. Johns, Newfoundland, he headed out over the Atlantic, using only a magnetic compass, his airspeed indicator, and luck to navigate toward Ireland. The flight had captured the imagination of the American public like few events in history. Citizens waited nervously by their radios, listening for news of the flight. When Lindbergh was seen crossing the Irish coast, the world cheered and eagerly anticipated his arrival in Paris. A frenzied crowd of more than 100,000 people gathered at Le Bourget Field to greet him. When he landed, less than 34 hours after his departure from New York, Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Oh.....and Erker's Eyewear made Charles Lindbergh's glasses and goggles!!!!!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Erkers Trivia for Friday


Do you know how many people in the United States Wear Prescription Glasses????


According to the latest data over 126 million people in the United States wear eyeglasses. That is almost half of the population of the United States. No longer are glasses seen as "nerdy" the days have come where glasses make a statement of who you are as a person. They are the ultimate fashion piece and the first thing that people see when the meet you. From dark and trendy to colorful and sleek, erker's optical has something for all shapes and sizes. There are so many choices to choose from that everyone now has something to fit their persona. Come check us out Downtown or in Ladue or check us out at and let us help you choose the best Eyewear that fits your lifestyle.
SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

***** Erkers Fun Fact *****


Erker's optical, which opened in 1879, existed before anybody that is currently living today on planet earth. Not one of the 6.8 Billion people on earth that are alive today were alive when Erkers first opened their doors.


Anyone that was alive when Erkers first opened for business is no longer with us on planet earth!!!

Now that's food for thought!!!!

According to civil registry documents, the oldest person currently living as of feb. 18th 2010, was born on February 2, 1885, in the village of Santa Rosa, where she continues to live. This makes the Cuban woman, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez, 125 years old, perhaps oldest person on Earth.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Its not always about the name when it comes to quality!!!

Erker's has been in the business of offering the best quality optical eyewear the world has to offer. It seems that more and more people are starting to agree. When it comes to frames, just slapping a name on a mass-produced frame and calling that a beautiful frame does not fool eyewear customers. They are looking for something with fashion first in mind and quality a close second. Customers should always feel the difference between a quality frame and one that is massed produced. The look, feel and style is much more sexier than something that was made out of a machine. When looking at Handmade Quality frames you will see they are stronger and their colors are more vibrant and last much longer. Look for high grade materials like titanium, stainless steel, sterling silver, gold, precious stones, buffalo horn and japanese zyl. You will not find these in your chain stores, try to find a boutique that is more catered to the design and quality of eyewear. Don't be fooled by a cheap frame hidding behind a high end desinger name. At Erker's one of our knowledgeable staff can help you and educate you on pure eyewear quality. we look forward to seeing you!! Check us out online at

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

*** Erkers Fun Fact ***

Do you know what year all the events below occured??
HINT: It was the same year Erker's first opened its doors for business.

-Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric light bulb (it lasts 13½ hours before burning out).
- Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up Holliday's New Mexico saloon
- Albert Einstein is born
-1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)
-Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
-1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus
-Madison Square Garden opens
-1st female lawyer heard by the Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett)
-the mechanical cash register was invented and patented in 1879 by James Ritty of Dayton, Ohio
- Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful "five and dime" store in the city of Lancaster. The F. W. Woolworth Company is succeeded by Foot Locker
-ivory soap was invented
-mercedes benz invents the first engine run on gasoline
-Thomas Edison invented the phonograph record player in 1877. He followed up on this terrific invention with the incandescent electric lamp in this year.
-The chevron corporation opens for business
-The F.W. Woolworth company opens for Business
-Bell co. opens for business.
-The St. Louis Symphony is created.
-Scott paper company opens for business
-Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
-saint louis Children's hospital was founded.
-The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879 and was then called the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts
-In 1879 Lawrence formulated an antiseptic liquid, naming it “Listerine”
-Untied States geological Services created.

Have you figured out the year all of these events occured??
Well the correct answer is


Erkers Eyewear started over 130 years ago and still to this day offers unmatched customer support and service for all of your eyewear needs. Come on in to one of our stores or check us out at

Monday, February 15, 2010


Exclusively in St. Louis at Erker's Fine Eyewear

Men and women are upgrading their optical eyewear to sleeker and classier looks. Celebrities and hipsters alike are wearing eyewear that demands attention. When it comes to eyewear, Derapage is making a splash. see is at or at our boutiques.A revolution in the world of eyewear. A completely new unwelded multilayer frame: three different ultrathin steel layers, secured by an innovative system of micro-riveting. Tornado is a patented, totally Italian product in its style, workmanship and assembly. Featherweight indestructibility.Check out to see how they are made.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Welcome to the New Erker's Blog

Welcome to our new blog where we talk about everything optical. Check here frequently for updates, coupons, trunk shows, and a lot more information from what is hot in the eyewear industry. We have been in business for over 130 years and we are excited to share with you about everything we are doing. Stay tuned this year it is sure to be an exciting one. Stay tuned and also check us out at