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Sunglasses at Franklin Square
Sunglasses at Franklin Square

Where to Buy Your Next Favorite Pair of Sunglasses

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Sunglasses at Franklin Square

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While they often end up forgotten in a glove compartment or cracked under the weight of a butt, sunglasses remain the most indispensable, multi-tasking accessory out there. (What other item from your closet can hide a sleepless night's puffy eyes, disguise you from frenemies, and shield you from the sun at the same time?)

Here, we've mapped out ten Philly stores that offer a sunglass shopping experience with less sterility than the big-name chains, but with all the brands, styles, and price points you expect.


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1. Addiction Studio

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1024 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 687-5446
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This upscale consignment boutique puts designer label frames on the faces of the budget-minded.

2. Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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116 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-2600
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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.

3. Eyesite

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124 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 557-0757
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Bring your bankroll for sunglass styles that bridge the gap between function and luxury.

4. Franklin Square Boutique

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128 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-0626
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Fun and funky, sunglasses at Franklin Square add flair to every face shape.

5. Innervision Fine Eyewear

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131 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 832-0350
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On the menu at Innervision? Shades and frames from Oliver Peoples, Lindberg, Salt, Barton Pereriera, l.a.Eyeworks, IC Berlin, and Francois Pinton, to name a few.

6. Joan Shepp

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1616 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-2666
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Sunnies by Sunettes and Thierry Lasry deliver a dose of European-chic to Walnut Street's Joan Shepp.

7. Modern Eye

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145 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 922-3300
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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, Drift Eyewear, Moss Lipow, and many more.

8. Retrospect

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508 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 671-0116
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Retrospect's array of fresh frames complement the store's vintage/retro apparel and kitschy housewares.

9. Smak Parlour

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219 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-4551
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Shop Smak Parlour's Old City store (or its newly-launched boutique-on-wheels) for trendy frames priced under $20.

10. West Coast Optical

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1726 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 351-9111
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Premium brands like Ray-Ban, Oliver Peoples, Gucci, and Prada occupy the display cases at this Rittenhouse Row eyeglass spot.

1. Addiction Studio

1024 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA
This upscale consignment boutique puts designer label frames on the faces of the budget-minded.
1024 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA

2. Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

116 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fans of Warby Parker's nerd-cool aesthetic can shop the brand's entire line of specs and sunglasses at AITA.
116 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

3. Eyesite

124 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Bring your bankroll for sunglass styles that bridge the gap between function and luxury.
124 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Franklin Square Boutique

128 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fun and funky, sunglasses at Franklin Square add flair to every face shape.
128 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

5. Innervision Fine Eyewear

131 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
On the menu at Innervision? Shades and frames from Oliver Peoples, Lindberg, Salt, Barton Pereriera, l.a.Eyeworks, IC Berlin, and Francois Pinton, to name a few.
131 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

6. Joan Shepp

1616 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Sunnies by Sunettes and Thierry Lasry deliver a dose of European-chic to Walnut Street's Joan Shepp.
1616 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. Modern Eye

145 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA
With an inventory of quirky and emerging labels, Modern Eye has made wearing glasses cool again. Expect sunglasses from Ray-Ban, Drift Eyewear, Moss Lipow, and many more.
145 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA

8. Retrospect

508 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Retrospect's array of fresh frames complement the store's vintage/retro apparel and kitschy housewares.
508 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

9. Smak Parlour

219 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Shop Smak Parlour's Old City store (or its newly-launched boutique-on-wheels) for trendy frames priced under $20.
219 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. West Coast Optical

1726 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Premium brands like Ray-Ban, Oliver Peoples, Gucci, and Prada occupy the display cases at this Rittenhouse Row eyeglass spot.
1726 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103