Nordstrom features DeKalb commissioner’s iconic eyewear

DeKalb County Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson allocated the initial $50,000 for the Bee Habitat at Tucker Nature Preserve in 2019 after being approached by City Council member Noelle Monferdini and then City Council member Matt Robbins. Photo by Dean Hesse.

DeKalb County, GA — Nordstrom has its eye on DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, featuring her fashionable eyewear as part of a pledge to Black businesses. Cochran-Johnson is known for her statement frames. 

De Louise-Lorraine Fine Frames and Hardware was selected as a participant in the Fifteen Percent Pledge, a commitment from Nordstrom to expand Black business products in the store. Nordstrom’s goal is to buy 10-times more goods from Black businesses by the end of 2030. 

De Louise-Lorraine’s Signature Collection was developed using Computer Automated Design (CAD) by certified engineers. De Louise-Lorraine uses the highest grade of cellulose acetate and is hand-polished. Until now, the eyewear line was exclusively sold at optic boutiques. 

“I am extremely excited to be featured by Nordstrom. This is a huge opportunity to expand into the general retail industry while allowing Nordstrom to meet the needs of clients who desire a versatile luxury frame that is also optic,” said Cochran-Johnson.

De Louise-Lorraine was inspired by Cochran-Johnson’s mother. The line features bold fashion design to create timeless, distinctive frames that are a work of art. 

“My product evolved from generations of timeless distinction bred by men and women who knew how to command attention without a spoken word. I’ve designed frames that cater to everyone from the consummate professional to the blue-blooded aristocrat,” said Cochran-Johnson.

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