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Although the sun shines bright in LA year-round, summer's rays are on another level, which is why you're likely in the market for a new set of sunnies that are as protective as they are photo-worthy. Just in time for National Sunglasses Day, we've rounded up a handful of popular shops — and hidden gems! — that are stacked with eye-catching frames, from retro to modern to futuristic.

Given that our city is filled with tons of sunwear stores, we've narrowed it down to the 17 best, approved by local style stars, global tastemakers, and Hollywood celebrities alike.

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1. Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook

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8358 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 658-6181
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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.
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2. Dita Eyewear

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7625 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 658-7078
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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. For OC folks, Dita just opened a stunning shop in Newport Beach.
Photo: Dita Eyewear

3. Garrett Leight California Optical

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165 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-4018
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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. GLCO also has a must-see shop in Venice.

4. Gentlemen's Breakfast Vintage Eyewear

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1101 Mohawk Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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: LA Times

5. Gogosha Optique

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3208 1/2 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 660-1122
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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: Gogosha

6. Hotel de Ville Vintage Eyewear

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7422 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
CA, 90036
(323) 634-9911
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Aside from an amazing, retro-inspired house line, this favorite has shelves full of new styles, European imports, and deadstock options.

7. l.a. Eyeworks

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7407 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-8255
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There are three reasons why l.a. Eyeworks is awesome: 1) they have LA in their name, 2) they have stellar sales on a truly eclectic mix of glasses, and 3) Simpsons creator Matt Groening draws their sale flyers.
Photo: l.a. Eyeworks

8. Oliver Peoples

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8642 West Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90029
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: After DRK

9. RetroSpecs

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363 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 657-4217
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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: Cool Cities

10. Society of the Spectacle

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4563 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 255-4300
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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: Society of the Spectacle

11. Warby Parker

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8300 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 370-6690
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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: Warby Parker

12. Crap Eyewear Showroom

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228 Main Street #14
Venice, CA 90291
Last year, Crap Eyewear opened its vibrant showroom and headquarters, to the public, just in time for festival season. The quaint space features high ceilings, tons of natural light (perfect for selfies), and hosts Crap's full range of sunglasses, including all of its bestsellers.
Photo: Crap Eyewear

13. Illesteva

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1329 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 581-0800
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This cult-favorite, NY-based brand opened its first West Coast flagship last year, offering Venice shoppers its full range of stylish specs and sunglasses. The space also features a build-your-own bar, where customers can learn how to customize their frames.
Photo: Illesteva

14. Ahlem Eyewear

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812 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Ahlem Eyewear recently slipped into its very first brick and mortar store and studio, right here in LA. Located on up-and-coming Lincoln — just a few steps from Flowerboy Projects and a few blocks from dressmaker Christy Dawn — Ahlem Manai-Platt's debut digs offer an intimate introduction to the frames that stars like Beyonce and Kendall Jenner can't get enough of.

15. Linda Farrow

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8850 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
This sleek boutique at Culver City's Platform lifestyle center showcases the London-based luxury label's bestselling opticals and sunglasses for women and men. Interior elements include unique gold fixtures for showcasing Farrow's frames.

16. Perverse Sunglasses

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143 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
The just-launched LA brand is seeing to it that our peepers are properly protected, starting with its first boutique in Larchmont Village. Already beloved by blogstars and celebs (Cara Delevigne, Kendall and Kylie, and Emma Roberts, to name a few), Perverse's debut shop stocks its full range of statement sunnies ($40 to $70) and accessories, from out-of-this-world cat eyes to oversized wonders to retro-modern styles and beyond.
Photo: Perverse

17. Retrosuperfuture

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3531 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Milan-based contemporary eyewear company Retrosuperfuture has opened its second retail space in the United States, right here in LA. Located in a prime, can't-miss space in Silver Lake, the shop was designed by Mexico City's Savvy Studio and features metal, stone, wood, and nature elements to house its stylish options.

1. Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook

8358 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Photo: Dan Deutsch
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.
8358 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Dita Eyewear

7625 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Photo: Dita Eyewear
Sleek and futuristic, this store carries Dita's full range of oversize, glam frames as well as vintage options from labels like Carrera. For OC folks, Dita just opened a stunning shop in Newport Beach.
7625 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. Garrett Leight California Optical

165 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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. GLCO also has a must-see shop in Venice.
165 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

4. Gentlemen's Breakfast Vintage Eyewear

1101 Mohawk Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Photo: LA Times
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.
1101 Mohawk Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

5. Gogosha Optique

3208 1/2 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Photo: Gogosha
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.
3208 1/2 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

6. Hotel de Ville Vintage Eyewear

7422 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Aside from an amazing, retro-inspired house line, this favorite has shelves full of new styles, European imports, and deadstock options.
7422 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
CA, 90036

7. l.a. Eyeworks

7407 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Photo: l.a. Eyeworks
There are three reasons why l.a. Eyeworks is awesome: 1) they have LA in their name, 2) they have stellar sales on a truly eclectic mix of glasses, and 3) Simpsons creator Matt Groening draws their sale flyers.
7407 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

8. Oliver Peoples

8642 West Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Photo: After DRK
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.
8642 West Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90029

9. RetroSpecs

363 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Photo: Cool Cities
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.
363 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

10. Society of the Spectacle

4563 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Photo: 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.
4563 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

11. Warby Parker

8300 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Photo: 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.
8300 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

12. Crap Eyewear Showroom

228 Main Street #14, Venice, CA 90291
Photo: Crap Eyewear
Last year, Crap Eyewear opened its vibrant showroom and headquarters, to the public, just in time for festival season. The quaint space features high ceilings, tons of natural light (perfect for selfies), and hosts Crap's full range of sunglasses, including all of its bestsellers.
228 Main Street #14
Venice, CA 90291

13. Illesteva

1329 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291
Photo: Illesteva
This cult-favorite, NY-based brand opened its first West Coast flagship last year, offering Venice shoppers its full range of stylish specs and sunglasses. The space also features a build-your-own bar, where customers can learn how to customize their frames.
1329 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

14. Ahlem Eyewear

812 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Ahlem Eyewear recently slipped into its very first brick and mortar store and studio, right here in LA. Located on up-and-coming Lincoln — just a few steps from Flowerboy Projects and a few blocks from dressmaker Christy Dawn — Ahlem Manai-Platt's debut digs offer an intimate introduction to the frames that stars like Beyonce and Kendall Jenner can't get enough of.
812 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

15. Linda Farrow

8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
This sleek boutique at Culver City's Platform lifestyle center showcases the London-based luxury label's bestselling opticals and sunglasses for women and men. Interior elements include unique gold fixtures for showcasing Farrow's frames.
8850 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

16. Perverse Sunglasses

143 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Photo: Perverse
The just-launched LA brand is seeing to it that our peepers are properly protected, starting with its first boutique in Larchmont Village. Already beloved by blogstars and celebs (Cara Delevigne, Kendall and Kylie, and Emma Roberts, to name a few), Perverse's debut shop stocks its full range of statement sunnies ($40 to $70) and accessories, from out-of-this-world cat eyes to oversized wonders to retro-modern styles and beyond.
143 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

17. Retrosuperfuture

3531 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Milan-based contemporary eyewear company Retrosuperfuture has opened its second retail space in the United States, right here in LA. Located in a prime, can't-miss space in Silver Lake, the shop was designed by Mexico City's Savvy Studio and features metal, stone, wood, and nature elements to house its stylish options.
3531 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026