The Northern Quarter’s newest boutique opticians & frame shop, Ollie Quinn, is now open

The newest addition to Oldham Street offering a different approach to the traditional opticians experience.

By Eliza Barrett | March 9th '22

Ollie Quinn is the newest addition to Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, a “one stop optical shop” offering everything from eye tests and updating prescriptions, to contact lenses and new fittings. They offer it all!

Who is Ollie Quinn? Well, they describe themselves as a “motley crew of doers, thinkers, makers and creators from across the globe that have come together to create something special… exceptional, in-house designed eyewear at an affordable price.

By cutting prescription lenses locally, as well as working directly with manufacturers, Ollie Quinn is able to provide premium and creative design at an affordable price.

As I’m sure you know, most opticians on the high street offer you a small selection of frames that suit your price range. Well, all frames in Ollie Quinn are all the same price, leaving you with the freedom to pick from the entire store! No budgeting necessary.

A full eye test by a certified optometrist will take about 30 minutes, after which you will be assisted by one of the stores passionate staff to help you find the perfect pair of frames for your face.

This isn’t the only thing that sets OQ away from the rest, the store brought in London-based illustration artist Nic Mac, alongside HATCH, who created an amazing mural outside the Northern Quarter boutique in the run up to the Pride Festival in 2021. So have a wander around and enjoy the experience as much as the glasses.

And, if you keep going back you can be rewarded by becoming an ‘OQ VIP’, giving you early access to new products and sales, and invitations to exclusive events.

Many of their stores across the country are already booming with people and culture. Their Northern Quarter store is no different, Ollie Quinn NQ is going to be hosting an array of live music and art events in the near future. And trust me, you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

Finally, if you mention you saw this post or follow us on socials to any of the staff, they are offering 20% off the total cost of your eye test and brand-new frames.

What are you waiting for? Head down there and save some money on your shiny new frames!


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Ollie Quinn, 24 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN
0161 513 7123
olliequinn.co.uk