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Top Spots To Pick Up A New Pair Of Shades

Sunglasses are by far the most important accessory in Miami. A day without sunglasses in the Magic City is a sad day, indeed. Of course, just because sunglasses are needed doesn't mean they should be short on style. These shops have the best brands in stock and a great selection of unique styles.
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Miami Optics
608 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-9226

Miami Optics is the place to go for attentive service and great shades. Here you'll find styles from designers like Fendi and Michael Kors. Often times, the shop will carry a good selection of merchandise at 50-75 percent off from name brands you know and lesser-known brands that really impress. For those pickier shoppers needing loads to choose from, Miami Optics has a second location a comfortable walking distance away on Collins. Be sure to check out Koya Haute Couture, Miami Optics is an exclusive dealer of the stand-out glasses for men and women.

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Eye Desire
1211 17 St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-1211

Conveniently-located off of South Beach's Alton Road is the eye wear and optical shop, Eye Desire. It is one of the few shops in the area to boast a parking lot and there is also ample street parking on the surrounding blocks. The optician's office and boutique does not go short on style. Those in need of prescription or non-prescription sunglasses will be delighted with the fabulous selection; designer names make the up the majority of the brands, including Ray-Ban, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.

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I On The District
120 N.E. 40 St.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-9400

I on the District is a refreshing concept store in Miami's Design District. The store's specialties include special-edition and handmade sunglasses. Sourced nationally and around the globe, I On The District brings names like Chrome Hearts, Claire Goldsmith and Cutler & Gross to town. They also have very special restored vintage glasses (available in limited quantities) of all sorts of nostalgic designs from Retro Specs and Oliver Peoples. Along with sunglasses, I On The District carries specially-curated apparel for men, women and children as well as statement accessories making the sunglasses store a great all-around gift shop.

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Eye Optics Aventura
20335 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 932-2020

Located in the Promenade Shops, Eye Optics Aventura is a bright and welcoming shop with a huge selection of shades to choose from. There are styles the whole family will enjoy from sunnies for children to something for the tweens and of course one's mom and dad will love. The family-owned store gives top service and assists shoppers with finding suitable pairs for their face shapes and personal style. Designer sunglasses are also on offer, including Roberto Cavalli, Versace, and Gucci, and the Eye Optics Aventura holidays sales are impressive, not-to-miss events.

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921 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-6622

SEE, or Selective Eyewear Elements, is a spirited eye wear and sunglasses shop on Lincoln Road. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and they will guide you through the plethora of trendy styles they have on offer. All glasses are of the SEE brand and the largely unisex styles are updated regularly - when a model runs out it is never re-ordered, meaning your pair will be unique. New shipments come to the store on a monthly basis and any eyeglasses can be purchased to be changed to sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription). The glasses are well-priced and every now and then the entire store's stock of sunglasses go for one set special price for a limited time.

Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at
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