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DITA Legends

7625 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-658-7078

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

310-394-1875

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

323-306-6766

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

323-634-9911

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

323-933-1402

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

323-931-7795

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

323-653-8255

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

626-793-7073

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

310-657-2553

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

818-243-3975

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

323-255-4300

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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