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Gotta Wear Shades: The Best Sunglass Shops in LA

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Discounting today's dreariness, sunglasses are an LA necessity—almost as important as proper hydration and a car with a navigation system. And because you're wearing them almost every day, you should really love the pairs you own. There's no shortage of places to pick up a cool new style in this town; below, we've rounded up our favorites. If we've left your go-to off the list, let us know about it in the comments.

PLUS: See where to shop for sunglasses in Chicago, New York and online.

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1. Gogosha

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3208 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2. l.a. Eyeworks

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7407 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. Oliver Peoples

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8642 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

4. Ilori

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366 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. Cateye Spectacles

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708 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA 90029

6. Dita Legends

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7625 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

7. Old Focals

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45 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105

8. Selima et Benjamin

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225 26th St, Brentwood Country Mart LLC
Santa Monica, CA 90049

9. Solstice

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

10. Society of the Spectacle

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4563 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

11. Gentlemen's Breakfast Vintage Eyewear

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1101 Mohawk St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

12. Hotel De Ville

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4646 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

13. RetroSpecs

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363 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

14. Eyetailor

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4310 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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1. Gogosha

3208 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
3208 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2. l.a. Eyeworks

7407 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
7407 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. Oliver Peoples

8642 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
8642 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

4. Ilori

366 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
366 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. Cateye Spectacles

708 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA 90029
708 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA 90029

6. Dita Legends

7625 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
7625 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

7. Old Focals

45 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105
45 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105

8. Selima et Benjamin

225 26th St, Brentwood Country Mart LLC, Santa Monica, CA 90049
225 26th St, Brentwood Country Mart LLC
Santa Monica, CA 90049

9. Solstice

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

10. Society of the Spectacle

4563 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
4563 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

11. Gentlemen's Breakfast Vintage Eyewear

1101 Mohawk St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
1101 Mohawk St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

12. Hotel De Ville

4646 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
4646 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

13. RetroSpecs

363 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
363 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

14. Eyetailor

4310 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
4310 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004