Karen Kane started her career in fashion when she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles at the age of 19. Her first job was as a pattern maker at a junior sportswear company. It was there that she met her husband and future business partner, Lonnie. In 1979, Karen and Lonnie married and launched the Karen Kane womenswear collection out of their Studio City garage. Initially, the brand was sold only at smaller specialty stores, but as the line expanded, it was picked up by department stores like Macy’s, Belk, Bloomingdales, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, and Von Maur. The line continues to be sold at each of these retailers, as well as online retailers such as Amazon, Zappos, Stitch Fix, and large national specialty stores. Kane's clothing is most well known for having an easy, relaxed style that is reflective of her native California. Her corporate mission statement reads: "We believe women should feel beautiful and comfortable, always. We create products with passion and integrity, guided by respect for our people and planet. "
CoolFrames Designer Eyewear Boutique is an authorized Karen Kane online retailer. All frames are guaranteed to be defect-free and authentic. We will replace any defective or damaged items to ensure 100% satisfaction. Our in-house optical lab can install custom prescription lenses into any eyeglass frame and many sunglass styles. We specialize in Essilor presciption lenses including Varilux Progressives, Transitions as well as Crizal Alize and Sapphire (Forte) Anti-Reflective coatings.