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Japan's Jins Is Bringing the Future of Eyewear to LA with a Robot

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Jins's San Francisco boutique.

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While the Brits are bringing retro-Euro vibes, another international export wants to introduce LA to futuristic eyewear via—what else—robots. Following its first Stateside shop in San Francisco, Japanese brand Jins is making its way to SoCal next year.

Landing at Westfield Santa Anita in February 2016, the hi-tech eyewear brand's 2,100-square-foot space will be like a mix between Uniqlo's affordable prices and Muji's minimalist aesthetic, with frames ranging from $60 to $120. Stylish four-eyes can choose from over 880 different styles (including their super lightweight Airframes and their vintage-inspired Neo Luxe frames), and a robot named Kanna will craft their prescription lenses on the spot in just 30 minutes. Yup, we can see 2016 quite clearly now.

No word yet on the exact opening date; stay tuned for more.

Update 10/8: This article has been updated with additional details on the store's square footage and pricing.

Westfield Santa Anita

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