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Three Monkeys Eyewear

259 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10014 40.731315 -74.002965
nr. Cornelia St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-414-4122 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Athletic, Eyewear

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Official Website

3monkeyseyewear.com

Hours

Daily, 11am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Eyewear

Clothing

  • Athletic

Special Features

  • Delivery

Profile

The monkeys on the logo of this sunglass shop from Chilean eyewear connoisseur Jorge Pozo are meant to illustrate the proverbial principle of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” It’s small and stark, with a white tile floor, white walls covered in colored polka dots, numerous colored monkeys lined up on glass shelves, and overhead tube lights—the sensory overload is enough to make one want to reach for some of the shades on offer. The specs come in all shapes and styles, from blue mirrors and plastic frames to the thin metal frames, flat across the top. The store carries three exclusive brands: Three Monkeys, IHNK, and WAP, whose slogan “We Are Not Designer Eyewear, We Are Not Fake, We Are Plastic” sums up the store’s aesthetic. It carries sporty brands, like Oakley, but is not exclusive to athletes. There are also big names in the sunglasses world such as Ray-Ban, Persol, Electric, and Quiksilver, though no “haute” brands, like Gucci and Dior. In addition to eyewear, the store also sells T-shirts and vinyl monkeys.

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