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Given that LA's seasons consist of sunny and sunnier, it's no surprise that our city is stacked with cool eyewear stores.

To ensure that your precious peepers are protected while you pool-party-hop this holiday weekend and beyond, we've rounded up a handful of boutiques that offer a superior selection of frames, from legends like l.a. Eyeworks on Melrose to new kids like Illesteva on Abbot Kinney.

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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Hotel de Ville Vintage Eyewear

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Aside from a retro-inspired house line, this favorite has shelves full of new styles, European imports, and deadstock options. [Photo]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Crap Eyewear Showroom

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Back in April, Crap Eyewear opened its vibrant showroom and headquarters, to the public, just in time for Coachella. The quaint space features high ceilings, tons of natural light (perfect for selfies), and hosts Crap's full range of sunglasses, including all bestsellers and those just-launched spring 2015 styles. [Photo]

Illesteva

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This cult-favorite, NY-based brand opened its first West Coast flagship earlier this 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Hotel de Ville Vintage Eyewear

Aside from a retro-inspired house line, this favorite has shelves full of new styles, European imports, and deadstock options. [Photo]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Crap Eyewear Showroom

Back in April, Crap Eyewear opened its vibrant showroom and headquarters, to the public, just in time for Coachella. The quaint space features high ceilings, tons of natural light (perfect for selfies), and hosts Crap's full range of sunglasses, including all bestsellers and those just-launched spring 2015 styles. [Photo]

Illesteva

This cult-favorite, NY-based brand opened its first West Coast flagship earlier this 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]