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When we originally began this eyewear rebellion, the idea was to bring the glasses and services to the people. Our strategy was always mobile first, which would allow us to take the show on the road and be engaged in the community. Armed with our mobile devices, futuristic telemedicine technology, optical tools, and a sweet decked out bike carrying all the goods, we were ready to start our own version of a totally rad optical pop up shop.

However, as fate would have it, we were forced to shift this business idea into bringing everything in house and open the beautiful downtown location we have today. A decision that we couldn’t be more proud of, because here we are a year later, and ready to kick this rebellion into full swing.

The Lumos team thrives on social interaction. We are a group of highly motivated individuals, who get the most pleasure out of making your buying experience more than just a window to shop. With our vast inventory of frames, we will help style you into more than just a look, whether that’s for form or function. And with Nastasia, your friendly neighborhood accredited optician, she brings the tools and knowledge to make sure we are delivering you a quality product with guaranteed satisfaction. 


While we still have visions of us riding around and just showing up at the next big event, we have to take into account current safety guidelines concerning COVID-19. As we have with our shop downtown, the safety of our customers and staff are of the utmost importance. There is light at the end of this tunnel, so now is the time to prepare for the future! (Click on the COVID-19 link for all our policies, guidelines, and up-to-date information.)

With that being said: We. Come. Prepared.

There are three elements we focus on for a successful optical pop-up shop. First, the SETUP being all the physical items we bring for a visually appealing layout of what we have to offer, both in products and services. Second, the MARKETING we put into building an audience and creating interest for us and/or the event we are participating in. Third, our ENGAGEMENT with people is where we shine the most. We are proud of our individual backgrounds and how that connects us to our customers. Most importantly, we like to have fun and if the pop-up is not fun, then you’re not doing it right.


Other than just being a brick and mortar type of business, we are creating a unique shopping experience with our pop ups that don’t feel corporate or dull. We are doing this by our own design, because being with the people is where we want to be and showing off what we do, is who we are.

The reason pop ups are cool and fun, is because it has a distinctive feeling of supporting a small locally owned business. Small businesses are what drives our economy, which in turn means pop ups are economically viable. According to a 2018 survey by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 93 percent of business executives say their company prioritizes hosting events. And the retail pop-up market had an estimated value of $50 billion in 2016. 

Which is why Lumos offers our pop up shopping experience to other companies. You will find us as a vendor participating in various types of events, but we also want to build on the relationships and value a business-to-business collaboration can offer. That could be simply an in-store mini pop up, to executing a large scale event complete with branded merchandise. The possibilities are endless, so contact us today and let’s see how we can help you.