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Team Vybe is composed of ambitious and creative college-aged students with the guidance and support of a strong team of investors and advisors. While operating for only a few months, Vybe is poised to take on the sunglass industry, with a team of determined young adults at its forefront.
Chase is a freshman at NYU’s Stern School of Business and is a captain and pitcher for NYU’s Baseball Team. Find Chase at Max Brenner’s or strolling around Greenwich Village.
Kyle attended NC State until his junior year where he decided to un-enroll from school to devote all of his time to Vybe. Kyle played baseball at Louisburg College his freshman year.
Tim Merithew is a Senior at NC State double concentrating in marketing and entrepreneurship. One of Tim’s proudest achievements was obtaining the highly sought after IM Flag Football Championship. He wears the shirt proudly.
Alex is an award-winning filmmaker with his work showcasing at Film Festivals around the world. He attends NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For more information visit www.fortmannfilms.com.
As a principal of Nova Capital — an entrepreneurial, value-oriented investment firm — Andy brings an active advisory role to Vybe that is unique in the private equity/venture capital world.
Gary brings his 20 years of consumer products management skills to Team Vybe. Gary served as the global controller for Maui Jim Sunglasses, and helped turn Maui Jim into the fastest growing polarized sunglass company in the world.
Bob is the President of Denison Yacht Sales. Bob has been around the conception of businesses since he was a baby. In his free time, he enjoys losing to Chase and Chris in badminton and lounging at one of his coffee shops.
Lewis Sheats is the Entrepreneurship Department Head at NC State. His success in New Venture Planning has become a valuable asset to Vybe, as he has turned businesses from conception to profitability.
The idea for Vybe Sunglasses was founded during the summer of 2012 by, then, sixteen-year-old Chase Denison. Like many great ideas, Vybe began as a series of sketches at the kitchen table after Chase walked out of a commercial retailer, wondering why he was dropping hundreds of dollars on a pair of generic sunglasses. Chase knew about sunglasses having removable lenses, but what if you could have a pair of shades with a combination of colors and lenses that would be exclusive to you? Why could you customize your own shoes, but not sunglasses?
With a combination of stick-to-itiveness and sleepless nights, Chase’s idea started to take form in late 2012. In a span of a year and a half, with the help from young engineers, the aesthetics of the sunglasses were complete. In the fall of 2013, Vybes were ready to go into production. At the age of 17, Chase had a factory putting his vision into production. Not bad for a couple of sketches on a kitchen table.
Vybes mission is to provide a different and affordable product that will flip the sunglass market on its head, finally giving an outlet to an ever-evolving society that values independence and personalization.
Vybe was created by young adults to reflect what today’s youth values in the accessories they wear. Our generation thrives on being independent, and we have finally given them the personalization they’ve always wanted with their sunglasses.
The sky is the limit with our product. Whether you want to match your Vybes to your school colors, favorite sports team, or your outfit, the possibilities are endless. We’ve just begun to scratch the surface of what Vybe has to offer.
We have some wicked awesome ideas brewing over at Vybe HQ, and we can’t wait to share them with you.
Our vision is to create a brand. One that today’s society can relate to. One that change the world’s perception on design, entrepreneurship, and culture. We’re setting out to strike the sunglass market with some lightning. The world’s youth is capable of more than people give them credit for. Vybe will be a testament to that. Vybe is setting a precedent for what normal kids can do with a little bit of determination and creativity.
Vybe’s will be a catalyst for a revolution. One that’ll give the world a broader perspective on what men and women across the world can do. One that’ll break the mold of stagnation and habit. One that’ll give the world a little bit more of an imagination.
We’re excited to announce our recent partnership with the Food Aid International Organization. They are a registered non-profit organization that feeds malnourished children across the world. Feel free to check out their website here.
Frequently Asked Questions
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All of our products are made in-house, and designed in New York City.
Shipping prices are based on what you order and your location. We happily ship internationally. Each order comes with tracking information. Please allow 2-3 business days for your order to be processed and shipped.
Shipping for orders in the Continental US takes 2-5 business days. A tracking number will be sent to the email address you provided during checkout. Your tracking number will be activated once it is dropped off or picked up by USPS. Please allow 2-3 business days for your order to be processed and shipped. If you do not receive your tracking number, please check your spam folder before contacting us.
Yes. We happily ship all over the world via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Expect between 10-20 business days to receive your order once your item ships. You will be provided a reference tracking number (this can at times provide limited tracking for specific countries) by email the day it is shipped. If you do not receive your email notifying you of the day it ships, please check your spam folder before contacting us.
We take pride in having 100% customer satisfaction. In general, unworn sunglasses can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of delivery. Currently we do not accept exchanges. You are responsible for returning the item(s) to the address below. If the product you send back is found to be used, we reserve the right to deny a return/refund and will send the product back to you. If a product is found to be defective within the first 30 days of receiving it, we will replace it with the same product, or a comparable item which will be shipped to you at no additional charge. A photo of the defective item/area may be requested from us.
Returns should be mailed to:
3717 National Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
Note that each pair of sunglasses comes with a set of instructions on how to assemble and disassemble your Vybes. However, if a piece of your sunglasses breaks, we offer a 365 Day Warranty on all of our products. This includes any unexpected or random damages to the sunglasses. Our warranty does not protect you from stolen glasses.
Payment can be submitted via Paypal or a Credit/Debit Card. You do not need to have a PayPal Account to checkout. If you are having an issue during checkout please send us an email. Our payment system automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).
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Make an Appointment to Visit Vybe HQ
3717 National Drive, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27612
By appointment only. To drop by Vybe HQ call us at 347-566-VYBE.