Shades should be fun, not serious, so I searched for funky, original shapes. Valentino wasn't the most obvious first stop, but a pair of enormous black glasses with rhinestone trim called out to me from the window. I entered the immaculate boutique and asked an extremely unfriendly saleswoman if I could try them on. She stood frowning and told me that they “drowned” my narrow face. And they did. 747 Madison Ave., nr. 64th St.; 212-772-6969.
The Find: Sunglasses
Just in time for longer days, our shopper hunts down shades.
Published on Mar 21, 2007 as a web exclusive.