DITA Legends

Best Sunglasses Shops, September 2008
With a facade of horizontally suspended metal plates, DITA Legends is a cool contrast to the screaming storefronts dotting the Melrose strip. Inside, the mood is equally understated. Some frames are technologically advanced (we’re partial to the Mykitas from Germany, which feature an ultraflexible screwless hinge and are nearly indestructible). The lines on display—such as London’s Oliver Goldsmith—and the in-house DITA label are trendy without trying too hard. Before everybody from Madonna to Maria Shriver was sporting supersized ’70s-style frames, the Olsen twins picked up the store’s giant “Supa Dupa” model and kicked off the craze.