Randolph Engineering Sunglasses. Worn by the US Military since 1982 these aviation style glasses have appeared on many US blogs of late, connected to that US-Made industry trend that is going on. Looking for some low key, but quality glasses, I looked them up and woah and behold, the Asia Pacific distributor is based in Christchurch! I emailed her - and she was only too happy to meet outside my work for a 'show and tell'.
Within a travelling briefcase, Kelly presented a full selection of sizes, lens colour, frame shape...so I could try (before I buy) and customise what I was after.
What a great service. Kelly came to me. The glasses themselves are not overpriced branded sunglasses, they are hand made, and I get to pay by direct debit when she drops my customised choice of sunglass to my house! This is shopping.