Black Female Eyewear Creators + DJs | Coco & Breezy
October 2, 2019
Coco and Breezy share their incredible story of growing from nothing to having an incredibly successful and influential eyewear brand. They didn’t even wear glasses growing up, but now their glasses are everywhere. Enjoy!
In This Episode:
[4:52] Their evolution growing up and what they are doing today.
[12:16] How they got by moving to NYC.
[15:52] The next steps after people started wearing their glasses.
[20:28] The impact of expanding their team.
[21:56] A typical day for Coco and Breezy.
[25:40] How could they sell their eyewear when most eyewear sales happen offline?
[31:40] What did they know about producing eyewear when they started?
[36:24] When did things start to smooth out for Coco and Breezy?
[38:10] Big brands or small brands?
[39:50] What should you be doing to have really good presence in store?
[43:54] How to get the electric feeling back into the eyewear industry.
[48:16] How did Coco and Breezy begin to DJ, and what are they doing now?
[51:18] What is the game plan in the future for Coco and Breezy?
About The Guest:
Twin Cities natives and twins, Coco & Breezy are founders of Coco and Breezy Eyewear, DJs, and music producers on everyone’s radar. Coming from humble beginnings, the duo launched Coco & Breezy Eyewear at age nineteen in 2009 and moved to New York City to pursue their passions. Designs from their eponymous eyewear line are worn by icons such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and the late, great superlative style legend Prince, who championed their now iconic ‘third eye’ design. The pair’s successes have been noticed by major publications across the globe. They have been featured by Forbes, Refinery29, Teen Vogue and NBC News, all of whom have remarked upon their incredible ingenuity and charming personalities. In addition to presiding at the helm of their booming brand, Coco & Breezy have turned their attention to the music world. They are regularly featured DJs at a string of high profile events and have most recently released their debut single, Differences. You can find their eyewear in over 400 fine optical retailers around the world.