I’m back from another NYC season, and as customary I HAVE NEWS! I searched high and low for the best eyewear stores and must go to destinations when in town. I’ve updated the city guide with fresh picks!
A shy showcase in the Upper East hides secrets worthy of an art gallery. The store is intimate, the eyewear is carefully displayed and precisely illuminated. All specs are separated by COLOR! One could expect nothing less granted that the pieces shown are in fact works of art. The focus is on independent brands, and new bets. There we’ll find, for example: Vava, Jacques Durand, Masahiro Maruyama, Theo, Veronika Wildgruber, among some others hand picked. The service is impeccable. Take your time, try as many pieces as needed, be in silence and appreciate the eyewear. It’s a must!
This super funky this store in Soho was an amazing find . The pieces are very trendy, and the selection is huge . The coolest thing is that everything is organized by shape!!! The brands that line the walls are, for example : 40 million, Komono, Super, Toms and their very own 3 Monkeys . The prices are also fabulous, not to mention that its in a gorgeous street and the staff is extra friendly and hip.
There are two addresses, one in NYC and one in Miami. The store has become synonymous with good taste and exclusivity among #SpecsAddicts . The selection varies from LA Eyeworks to Oliver Goldsmith vintage going through some fabulous Kirk & Kirk and Blake Kuwahara‘s, for example. Quantity vc quality is the norm. All up-to-date and many super special or numbered pieces. The service is sublime. Do stop by if you want to stand out.
I love wandering into the shops of Anne et Valentin . Very few exhibited products and exceptional service. Only after a chat does the professional begin to pick out eyewear for your need and personality. But do not expect your typical aviator or pantos . The mix very diverse, with many unusual shapes , metals, acetates and vibrant colors . In addition to several pieces from Anne et Valentin, the stores also carry Jean Philippe Joly, Kuboraum, Jacques Marie Mage and Theo. Its worth the trip.