Spring is here, and it brings a sense of renewal and change along with it. If you’ve been thinking about changing up your look, there’s no better way than with a pair of designer frames. Whether you’re looking for a pair of classic or modern frames, trendy or sporty frames, you’ll be sure to find a pair that’s just your style. Check out these places for designer frames in NYC.
40 Union Square E.
New York, NY 10003
Petite Optique has been a NYC staple since 1994. The shop is known for offering the most exclusive selection of European eyeglasses in the city. While prices may run on the more expensive side, the pair of frames you walk away with is totally worth it. Brands include Anne et Valentin, Cutler and Gross, Mykita, Paul Smith, Oliver Goldsmith London, and many more. In addition to eyewear, the store also sells sunglasses, contact lenses, accessories and offers eye exams. Petite Optique has an additional location in the West Village at 193 W. 4th St.
84 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Eyedrop Optique is DUMBO’s best kept secret. The shop carries eyewear brands such as Dita, Ray Ban, Oliver Peoples and others. Recent new arrivals include Francois Pinton, Velvet, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Prada, Marc Jacobs and more. Eyedrop Optique proudly displays its frames on its walls instead of locked up in cases. This way, your shopping experience is much more hands-on and efficient.
67 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10014
Caserta Eye has a great selection of both new and vintage eyewear. In addition to classic and modern styles, the store carries sunglasses, contact lenses, and is an authorized Ray Ban dealer. Eye exams are available by appointment, so make sure you call ahead. Many customers have commented that the owner, Paul, is both extremely knowledgeable and helpful. There is a pair of eyeglasses at this shop for everyone, and on every budget, so stop by and take a look!
107-20 71st Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Station Square Eyes is a one-stop shop located in Forest Hills, Queens. The establishment sells high-quality designer frames, lenses, sunglasses and sports eyewear, and offers a full range of eye care options. These options include eye exams and contact lens evaluations, as well as consultations with a stylist and optician to help you choose eyewear that fits you best. To schedule an appointment, call Station Square Eyes or fill out the contact form online.
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New York, NY 10003
Specs RX New York carries an impressive line of designer glasses including Versace, Oliver Peoples, Gucci, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Persol and many more. The store offers full optical services, and uses state-of-the-art equipment. An appointment isn’t necessary, but it’s recommended if you have time constraints. It gets even better — you may walk out of the store with your glasses. Specs RX New York has a lab on-premises for same-day or next-day service for glasses and contact lenses.