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Sunglasses Shopping Guide: 9 Places to Buy 'Em in Philly

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Whether your preferred sunglasses style is cat eye or Wayfarer, you could probably use a back-up pair to stash in your purse or glovebox. Because at some point this summer, your trusty frames are likely to grow two legs and disappear into the mysterious abyss that also claimed your now-discontinued lipstick shade.

Here, we've mapped out nine Philly stores that offer a sunglass shopping experience with less sterility than the big-name chains, but with all the brands and styles you're searching for.


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Addiction Studio

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This upscale consignment boutique puts designer label frames on the faces of the budget-minded.
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Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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Fans of Warby Parker's nerd-cool aesthetic can shop the brand's entire line of specs and sunglasses at AITA.
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Eyesite

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Bring your bankroll for sunglass styles that bridge the gap between function and luxury.
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Joan Shepp

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Sunnies by Marni and Thierry Lasry deliver a dose of European-chic to Chestnut Street's Joan Shepp.
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Modern Eye

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With an inventory of quirky and emerging labels, Modern Eye has made wearing glasses cool again. Expect sunglasses from Ray-Ban, Claire Goldsmith, Drift Eyewear, Moss Lipow, and many more.
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Retrospect

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Retrospect's array of fresh frames complement the store's vintage/retro apparel and kitschy housewares. Better still, sunglasses here will only set you back $12.
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Smak Parlour

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Shop Smak Parlour's Old City store (or its newly-launched boutique-on-wheels) for trendy frames priced under $20.
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West Coast Optical

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Premium brands like Ray-Ban, Oliver Peoples, Gucci, and Prada occupy the display cases at this Rittenhouse Row eyeglass spot.
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Sugarcube®

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Sunglasses from lesser-known labels, like Against Nudity and Spitfire, are on offer at Sugarcube.
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Addiction Studio

This upscale consignment boutique puts designer label frames on the faces of the budget-minded.
[Image credit: Addiction Studio/Instagram]

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Fans of Warby Parker's nerd-cool aesthetic can shop the brand's entire line of specs and sunglasses at AITA.
[Image credit: Art in the Age]

Eyesite

Bring your bankroll for sunglass styles that bridge the gap between function and luxury.
[Image credit: EYEsite/Facebook]

Joan Shepp

Sunnies by Marni and Thierry Lasry deliver a dose of European-chic to Chestnut Street's Joan Shepp.
[Image credit: Joan Shepp]

Modern Eye

With an inventory of quirky and emerging labels, Modern Eye has made wearing glasses cool again. Expect sunglasses from Ray-Ban, Claire Goldsmith, Drift Eyewear, Moss Lipow, and many more.
[Image credit: Modern Eye/Instagram]

Retrospect

Retrospect's array of fresh frames complement the store's vintage/retro apparel and kitschy housewares. Better still, sunglasses here will only set you back $12.
[Image credit: Instagram/Retrospect]

Smak Parlour

Shop Smak Parlour's Old City store (or its newly-launched boutique-on-wheels) for trendy frames priced under $20.
[Image credit: Smak Parlour]

West Coast Optical

Premium brands like Ray-Ban, Oliver Peoples, Gucci, and Prada occupy the display cases at this Rittenhouse Row eyeglass spot.
[Image credit: West Coast Optical]

Sugarcube®

Sunglasses from lesser-known labels, like Against Nudity and Spitfire, are on offer at Sugarcube.
[Image credit: Sugarcube/Instagram]