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Mapped! 18 LA Shops For Eye-Catching Sunglasses

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Now that you've got your swimsuit and sandals situation down, all you need is a pair of stylish sunglasses to top off your babely summer look. From making you look instantly hotter to hiding your face on those lazy #iwokeuplikethis no-makeup days, sunglasses are the essential you just can't leave home without.

To help you stay shady and looking cool this summer, we've refreshed our spec-happy map and added new spectacular sunglasses shops. For the cool kids, there's Warby Parker's new abode inside The Standard, Hollywood. Looking for a rad pair of mirrored stunners? We suggest a trip to the new Destination: Sama at Sunset Plaza. Or, if you're a fan of the now-shuttered Fred Segal Eyes, then you'll love sister shop Alexander Gray. No matter what sunnies you're on the hunt for, our handy map has you covered.


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Alexander Gray

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Although this eyewear shop is a bit of a trek, it's totally worth it. David Gonzales, the man behind beloved Fred Segal Eyes, owns this boutique. The eyewear vet curates stellar specs from all around the globe and will help you find the perfect frames for your face. [Photo via]

Cateye Spectacles

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If you're on the hunt for vintage specs, this retro haven will satisfy all your needs. Cateye's lineup includes stunners by Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Persol, Gucci and Ray-Ban. In addition to stocking one-of-a-kind pieces, the shop also has entire lines that are decades-old but still in immaculate condition alongside some new styles from Dita, Andy Wolf Eyewear and Victory Optical. [Photo via]

Daas Optique

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Nestled on the bustling stretch of Larchmont Blvd, this eyewear boutique owned by San Francisco eyewear specialist Alexander Daas is stocked with frames from independent and luxury brands including Mykita, Salt. Optics, Tom Ford and more. [Photo via]

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook

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From Chanel to Celine to Versace, this is your place for top-tier designer frames. A favorite among LA's top artisans, Dan Deutsch operates eight locations in LA. We're frequent visitors of the West 3rd St store. Photo via]

Destination: Sama

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This new Destination: Sama boutique is stocked with all their latest collections. Expect to find an array of cool mirrored shades, aviators and much more from Sama and Loree Rodkin. [Photo via]

Dita Legends

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Sleek and futuristic, this store carries Dita's full range of oversize, glam frames as well as vintage options from labels like Carrera. [Photo via]

Eyetailor

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Owner Sung Kim, an l.a. Eyeworks vet, has developed a following for his craftsmanship in fitting frames. His stock includes his own line as well as options from Paul Smith, Salt. and Bevel. [Photo via]

Garrett Leight California Optical

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Following in the footsteps of his parents (founders of Oliver Peoples!), Garrett Leight carried on his family's eyewear legacy with his own shop which stocks a variety of too-cool, logo-free shades that you'll want to wear season after season. [Photo via]

Gentlemen's Breakfast Vintage Eyewear

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As the name states, this boutique specializes in men's vintage eyewear—specifically, from the 1920s through the 1980s. Owner Van de la Plante travels the world in search of pristine frames from years past. He sells his finds alongside other old school men's accessories; to complete the men's club vibe, scotch is on offer. [Photo via]

Gogosha Optique

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Eyewear guru Julia Gogosha is seriously committed to sourcing the newest and most unique glasses out there. From limited editions to collaborations and one-of-a-kinds from brands like Cutler and Gross, Salt. and RVS, the frames at times approach work-of-art status. [Photo via]

Hotel De Ville Vintage Eyewear

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There are two locations of this vintage-focused boutique, and the merchandise at each is tailored to its respective neighborhood (Los Feliz, Beverly Blvd). Aside from a retro-feeling house line, they have shelves full of new styles, European imports and deadstock options. [Photo via]

l.a. Eyeworks

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Three reasons l.a. Eyeworks is awesome: They have L.A. in the name, bangin' sales on a truly eclectic mix of glasses, and finally, Simpsons creator Matt Groening draws their ads. [Photo via]

Oliver Peoples

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What do Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Stewart, Robert Downey Jr. and Rooney Mara all have in common? Besides being screen-stealing brunettes, they're all high-flying fans of Oliver Peoples. Co-founded in 1987 by native Angeleno Larry Leight, the iconic eyewear house is known for producing classically cool specs that transcend trends. [Photo via]

Optical Sphere

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This spec-happy shop was recommended by Beautiful Fül's Alejandro Rodriguez for its stellar collection of vintage eyewear. Find retro treasures ranging from classic to straight up exotic and weird creations you won't find anywhere else. [Photo via]

RetroSpecs

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RetroSpecs specializes in one-of-a-kind eyewear, much of it hand-crafted. They're also restoration specialists, and run every antique frame that they find through an intensive cleaning and polishing process. [Photo via]

Selima et Benjamin

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This white-on-white shop is a collaboration between East Coast retailer Selima Salaun and Cali eyewear designer Benjamin Montoya. You'll find both their lines here, plus new and vintage looks from labels like Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs. [Photo via]

Society of the Spectacle

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Sisters and frame obsessives Amy and Katie O’Connell have been serving the Eagle Rock population since 2007, offering retro-ish designs from cool brands both well and lesser known. On the shelves are styles by Garrett Leight, Francis Klein, Fiction, Dita and Salt., among others. [Photo via]

Warby Parker

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Find all of Warby Parker's cool-kid sunnies at their new permanent shop in the lobby of The Standard, Hollywood. From cat-eyed to wayfarers to aviators, they've got all sorts of frames for every style. [Photo via]

Alexander Gray

Although this eyewear shop is a bit of a trek, it's totally worth it. David Gonzales, the man behind beloved Fred Segal Eyes, owns this boutique. The eyewear vet curates stellar specs from all around the globe and will help you find the perfect frames for your face. [Photo via]

Cateye Spectacles

If you're on the hunt for vintage specs, this retro haven will satisfy all your needs. Cateye's lineup includes stunners by Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Persol, Gucci and Ray-Ban. In addition to stocking one-of-a-kind pieces, the shop also has entire lines that are decades-old but still in immaculate condition alongside some new styles from Dita, Andy Wolf Eyewear and Victory Optical. [Photo via]

Daas Optique

Nestled on the bustling stretch of Larchmont Blvd, this eyewear boutique owned by San Francisco eyewear specialist Alexander Daas is stocked with frames from independent and luxury brands including Mykita, Salt. Optics, Tom Ford and more. [Photo via]

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook

From Chanel to Celine to Versace, this is your place for top-tier designer frames. A favorite among LA's top artisans, Dan Deutsch operates eight locations in LA. We're frequent visitors of the West 3rd St store. Photo via]

Destination: Sama

This new Destination: Sama boutique is stocked with all their latest collections. Expect to find an array of cool mirrored shades, aviators and much more from Sama and Loree Rodkin. [Photo via]

Dita Legends

Sleek and futuristic, this store carries Dita's full range of oversize, glam frames as well as vintage options from labels like Carrera. [Photo via]

Eyetailor

Owner Sung Kim, an l.a. Eyeworks vet, has developed a following for his craftsmanship in fitting frames. His stock includes his own line as well as options from Paul Smith, Salt. and Bevel. [Photo via]

Garrett Leight California Optical

Following in the footsteps of his parents (founders of Oliver Peoples!), Garrett Leight carried on his family's eyewear legacy with his own shop which stocks a variety of too-cool, logo-free shades that you'll want to wear season after season. [Photo via]

Gentlemen's Breakfast Vintage Eyewear

As the name states, this boutique specializes in men's vintage eyewear—specifically, from the 1920s through the 1980s. Owner Van de la Plante travels the world in search of pristine frames from years past. He sells his finds alongside other old school men's accessories; to complete the men's club vibe, scotch is on offer. [Photo via]

Gogosha Optique

Eyewear guru Julia Gogosha is seriously committed to sourcing the newest and most unique glasses out there. From limited editions to collaborations and one-of-a-kinds from brands like Cutler and Gross, Salt. and RVS, the frames at times approach work-of-art status. [Photo via]

Hotel De Ville Vintage Eyewear

There are two locations of this vintage-focused boutique, and the merchandise at each is tailored to its respective neighborhood (Los Feliz, Beverly Blvd). Aside from a retro-feeling house line, they have shelves full of new styles, European imports and deadstock options. [Photo via]

l.a. Eyeworks

Three reasons l.a. Eyeworks is awesome: They have L.A. in the name, bangin' sales on a truly eclectic mix of glasses, and finally, Simpsons creator Matt Groening draws their ads. [Photo via]

Oliver Peoples

What do Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Stewart, Robert Downey Jr. and Rooney Mara all have in common? Besides being screen-stealing brunettes, they're all high-flying fans of Oliver Peoples. Co-founded in 1987 by native Angeleno Larry Leight, the iconic eyewear house is known for producing classically cool specs that transcend trends. [Photo via]

Optical Sphere

This spec-happy shop was recommended by Beautiful Fül's Alejandro Rodriguez for its stellar collection of vintage eyewear. Find retro treasures ranging from classic to straight up exotic and weird creations you won't find anywhere else. [Photo via]

RetroSpecs

RetroSpecs specializes in one-of-a-kind eyewear, much of it hand-crafted. They're also restoration specialists, and run every antique frame that they find through an intensive cleaning and polishing process. [Photo via]

Selima et Benjamin

This white-on-white shop is a collaboration between East Coast retailer Selima Salaun and Cali eyewear designer Benjamin Montoya. You'll find both their lines here, plus new and vintage looks from labels like Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs. [Photo via]

Society of the Spectacle

Sisters and frame obsessives Amy and Katie O’Connell have been serving the Eagle Rock population since 2007, offering retro-ish designs from cool brands both well and lesser known. On the shelves are styles by Garrett Leight, Francis Klein, Fiction, Dita and Salt., among others. [Photo via]

Warby Parker

Find all of Warby Parker's cool-kid sunnies at their new permanent shop in the lobby of The Standard, Hollywood. From cat-eyed to wayfarers to aviators, they've got all sorts of frames for every style. [Photo via]