12 Fierce Frames – And Where To Find Them In Chi

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.
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Book Smart

Seraphin Raleigh, $245, available at Spex, 44 East Chicago Avenue (at North Wabash Avenue); 312-649-9110.
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Book Smart

Coach HC6012, $188, available at LensCrafters Optique Bucktown, 1538 North Milwaukee Aveue (at West North Avenue); 773-252-1605.
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Book Smart

Prada PR52NV, $335, available at LensCrafters Optique Bucktown, 1538 North Milwaukee Avenue (at West North Avenue); 773-252-1605.
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Book Smart

Seraphin Yale, $250, available at Spex, 44 East Chicago Avenue (at North Wabash Avenue); 312-649-9110.
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On The Edgy

Alain Mikli frames, $475, available at Visionary Eye Care, 181 West Madison Avenue (at South Wells Street); 312-201-8989.
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On The Edgy

Dolce & Gabbana DG3116, $600, available at LensCrafters Optique Bucktown, 1538 North Milwaukee Aveue (at West North Avenue); 773-252-1605.
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On The Edgy

Kate Spade Esme, $68, available at Eye Appeal Optical, 111 North Wabash Avenue (at West Washington Street); 312-782-7833.
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On The Edgy

Seraphin Pillsbury, $275, available at Spex, 44 East Chicago Avenue (at North Wabash Avenue); 312-649-9110.
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Round & Round

Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck, $340, available at Oliver Peoples, 941 Rush Street (between Walton Street and Oak Street); 312-266-9000.
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Round & Round

Persol PO3002V,$257.40, available at D/Vision Optical, 1756 West Division Street (at North Wood Street); 773-489-4848.
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Round & Round

V Ze RVS frames in Havana and blue, $315, available at Labrabbit Optics, 1104 North Ashland Avenue (at West Haddon Avenue); 773-957-4733.
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Round & Round

Wonderglasses Rollergirl, $370, available at Eye Spy Optical, 3350 North Lincoln Avenue (at North Paulina Street); 773-477-2670.
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