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DITA Legends

7625 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046


With a facade of horizontally suspended metal plates, DITA Legends is a cool contrast to the screaming storefronts dotting the Melrose strip…

Website: http://ditalegends.com

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Fred Segal Eyes

500 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90401


At 100 square feet, Fred Segal Eyes is about half as large as a walk-in closet, so the selection is limited…

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Gentleman’s Breakfast

1101 Mohawk St., Los Angeles, CA, 90026


Looking for a turn-of-the-century monocle or a pair of 1960s prison glasses? Gentleman’s Breakfast is a manly place, in a Teddy Roosevelt sort of way.


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Hotel De Ville Vintage Eyewear

7422 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Each Hotel De Ville Vintage Eyewear location evokes a swank hotel lobby

Website: http://www.hoteldevilleeyewear.com/


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Jack’s Vintage Eyewear

120 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Jack’s Vintage Eyewear looks like a run-of-the-mill optician’s shop…

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l.a. Eyeworks

7408 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Even if you’ve never been in the store, you’ve likely noticed the creations from l.a. Eyeworks…

Website: http://laeyeworks.com

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l.a. Eyeworks

7407 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046


A Los Angeles institution for more than 25 years, l.a. Eyeworks has one outpost on Melrose Avenue (“the mothership”) and another on Beverly Boulevard (“the flagship”).

Website: http://www.laeyeworks.com/


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Old Focals

45 W. Green St., Los Angeles, CA, 91105


The shoe box-size Old Focals is filled floor to ceiling with dead stock frames, mostly ’50s and ’60s plastic Buddy Holly numbers and cat’s-eye models studded with rhinestones

Website: http://oldfocals.com/


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Oliver Peoples

8642 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069


The hunt for the perfect aviators usually comes to an end at Oliver Peoples, which produces several versions of the World War II fighter pilot classic…

Website: http://oliverpeoples.com

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Paul Gross Eyeglass Repair

805 E. Wilson Ave., Ste. B, Los Angeles, CA, 91206


In the corner of a 1960s dry cleaner is Paul Gross Eyeglass Repair…

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Society of the Spectacle

4563 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041


You might be surprised to find quaintness behind the barred windows of Society of the Spectacle.

Website: http://www.societyspectacle.com/


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