For Logo Lovers
138 Spring St., nr. Wooster St.; 212-226-8276
The extensive designer stock—limited-edition Dolce & Gabbana or sporty Badgley Mischka aviators (pictured, $495) is the draw here.
- Artsee Eyewear
863 Washington St., nr. 13th St.; 212-414-0900
Thierry Lasry’s Swarovski-encrusted lens (pictured, $800) are great, but not practical; Cutler and Gross chrome teardrops ($475) are still interesting, but more wearable.
For the Budget-Conscious
- Fabulous Fanny’s
335 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-533-0637
This tiny shop has rimless shades from the 1900s up through nineties-era Carreras for $65 to $160.
For Vintage Buffs
- Silver Lining Opticians
100 Thompson St. nr. Spring St.; 212-274-9191
Never-worn shades from the sixties through the nineties from Dior, Emmanuelle Khanh, Persol, and Ray-Ban. Pairs start at $250.
- Screaming Mimi’s
382 Lafayette St., nr. 4th St.; 212-677-6464
Fifty-plus statement-making frames, most under $40, including oversize Janis Joplin ($18) or a pink-and-green cat-eye style (pictured, $38).