5 Best Local Shops for Sunglasses


Hidden gem: Dreyfus Opticians in Yardley is located in a quaint old house. | Image via Dreyfus.

When it comes to shopping for sunnies, it’s all about selection. You want a range of sizes, price points and styles, and an eagle-eyed expert to help you navigate it all. Here are five local shops that do this best, whether you want a splashy designer pair, a kooky under-the-radar gem, or a coolly normcore set. May you never squint in the sun again.  Read more »

Barring Is the Coolest New Eyewear Startup in Philly

Image via Barring Eyewear

Image via Barring Eyewear

It’s official: Philly is an eyewear startup hot spot. First a couple of Wharton grads dream up tortoiseshell eyewear haven Warby Parker. Then, Philly EyeWorks starts selling Philly-centric lenses in quirky hues. And now Barring Eyewear is offering a collection of earthy wooden wayfarers to round out your collection. Four-eyed Philadelphians, rejoice! Read more »

Monday Obsession: Philly EyeWorks’ Colorful Frames


For this week’s Monday Obsession installment, we’re highlighting the quirky-cool frames from local eyewear brand (and Best of Philly winner) Philly Eyeworks. Helmed by Clifton Balter and Erika Gleason, the eyewear duo sells brightly hued, completely customizable glasses created right here in Philly. Oh, and did we mention they’re only $99?

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The Karlie Kloss and Warby Parker Collaboration is Fantastic

Image via Warby Parker.

Image via Warby Parker.

We have a rocky past with celebrity fashion collaborations. Rule of thumb: Unless you’re Victoria Beckham or Mary Kate or Ashley Olsen, just don’t do it.

But this Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker collab is fantastic and different. (No slapping a celebrity name on a product and calling it a “collaboration.”)

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Art In The Age Debuts New Warby Parker Display

Warby-Parker-AITA-3Shoppist received word back in November that Art In The Age was gearing up to overhaul their Warby Parker display and, boy, yesterday’s revamp didn’t disappoint. The new display houses more optical frames and sunglasses, as well as additional mirrors to admire your peepers. The hipster specs are only available 13 places nationwide, so while their home try-on is super-convenient, we prefer the trip to Old City to see the 100+ pairs in-person. Our picks? A dreamy pair from the Leith Clark collaboration for a dash of whimsy (think jet black cat-eyes and pseudo-floral spectacles). Tip: Place your Warby Parker order in-store and score $5 off your purchase.

BUY THIS: Mondo Guerra’s Sassy New Eyewear Line is Available at SEE

mondo see eyewear

Last winter, when Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra came to Philly for an event benefitting Dining Out for Life, I chatted with the fabulously bespectacled designer about some of his upcoming projects. One he was most excited about was a “dope” eyewear line he was creating for SEE, which, coincidentally just opened a store locally in Suburban Square. Called simply MONDO, the collection is on shelves just in time for the holidays and, for you gift-givers, there are options for nearly everyone on your list — from the hip, eccentric auntie to the gay bestie who has crafted a signature look with his arsenal of fashion frames.

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