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Let’s talk seriously for a second. Maybe glasses remind you of long nights in the library — and the exhausted mornings after. This, of course, needs to change. With all the new styles available, there has perhaps never been a more opportune time to need (or just want) eyeglasses. Smart girls have never been more in style. Think Tina Fey in 30 Rock or Emma Stone in, like, every movie ever. So, don’t even pretend you haven’t thought of investing in a pair of classic, stunning frames (even if they’re not technically for your vision). And happily, Chicago is brimming with some of the chicest optical shops we’ve ever seen, full of specs we’re just dying to try. We stopped by all of your neighborhood eyewear boutiques and handpicked the 12 more eye-catching (yep) lenses to make you four-eyed, and proud.
There are two types of people on Black Friday: the ones who revel in facing down sales-hungry crowds and those who like to curl up on the couch with a hot cider and their laptop. Well, no offense to any thrill seekers out there, but when it comes to this shopping holiday, the latter seems the better option to us — read
Holiday shopping can cause a boatload of stress. There are a lot of bases to cover and only a few weeks to get down to business. So, if you're stumped on what to buy the techie in your life (you know, the person who always needs to have the latest and greatest gadgets on the market), we feel you. They can be tough to read