Bruce Eyewear

219 Abbott St
Gastown, Vancouver

604 662 8300


Bruce Eyewear carries products that reflect a unique aesthetic and wherever possible are logo-free. They look for excellence in durability and design in frames and the newest technology in lenses.

One of a Few

354 Water Street
Vancouver, BC

604 605 0685


Lynn Steven Boutique

225 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC

604 899 0808


Nouvelle Nouvelle

302 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1E8



Neighbourhood Profile: Nada Vuksic

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Name: Nada Vuksic

Title: Partner, Licensed Optician, Teacher

Organization/Business: Bruce Eyewear

Social: @bruceeyewear

What do you do and how did you get here?

I am a partner in Bruce Eyewear. I arrived here very sideways from a part time job in university that became a summer job, and it was then I decided that I love the business. I am actually a teacher by profession and I have a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies but I currently practice as a licensed optician in BC.

If you had 15 minutes only, in Gastown, how would you spend it?

I would run from one end of the neighbourhood to the other, stopping in at some of my favourite stores and go shopping! I love One of A Few, Lynn Steven, Nouvelle Nouvelle and any place that sells coffee.

What do you love about the neighbourhood?

I was born and raised here in Vancouver. When I was old enough to take the bus alone, I would come to Gastown and everything would smell of patchouli, there were beads everywhere and it was very boho. I have some wonderful early memories of Gastown. Today, I love how diverse it is and that there are many different cultures to be found.

What’s your most memorable moment or experience in Gastown?

It was when I had to move shop suddenly in February 2004. In under a month, I found this location, built it out and opened it up. I drove up to the store with my parents in the car, telling them how excited I was to be here.

Of all the personalities and celebrities out there, whom would you want to grab a drink with?

Well it would totally be with Gassy Jack; to find out how gassy he really is. I have had the pleasure to hang out with John Fluevog and his wife. I would definitely do it again.

What interesting thing should we know about you outside of work. Hobbies, life, etc?

I recently went surfing! I also have a very funny pyjama collection. I dig my pyjamas. I like to sport them in my yard and in places where people can see them. I really want to knit a sweater. I also have a collection of glasses. I have boxes of them and it’s almost sad but many of my friends and family have inherited them. I like to think I’m archiving them.