Best Eyewear

Warby Parker at Art In the Age

Just when you think youve exhausted the dozens of frames in the sizeable Warby Parker display at this Old City boutique, the salesperson will open drawers that house dozens more options, including presc-ription-ready sunglasses and the premium Titanium Collection. Best part: You circumvent Warbys Netflix-like mail service and score $5 off, to boot.

116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-2600 | Website

2012 WINNER, Eyewear


136 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA

The selection: unlike anything we’ve seen here in Philly (Persol! Balenciaga!). The deals: Whoa. Buy during a brand’s trunk show-Gucci, let’s say-and you not only get 20 percent off; you’re entered into a raffle to win a pair or two of free specs from said brand. Kinda makes your habit of constantly losing your glasses… Read more »

2010 WINNER, Eyeglass Frames


124 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Whether you’re Mad Men or hipster, fancy or fashion-forward, supremely knowledgeable owner Gene Kogan will guide you toward your perfect pair in his sleek Rittenhouse shop. Read more »

2009 WINNER, Eyeglass Frames

Starry Eyed Optical

5 East State Street, Media, PA

On Media’s inviting main drag, you’ll find eyeglasses and sunglasses, all with top-of-the-line lenses; designer brands and artsy brands; and super-helpful Christian Haiges and Amy Bullock, who’ll guide you toward the perfect pair just destined to frame your peepers. Read more »