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The sun has been peeking through the fog lately, and we're about a month away from our annual 60 days or so of summer-like weather. In any case, that fog can cast quite a glare. So we've scoured the city for the best places to purchase eye protection that will not only shield your vision but add oomph to your look. Whether you're into huge and fashiony or chic and retro, you'll find a frame you love at one of these local shops. And a special shout-out to Wooed, pictured above, an eco-friendly line of wooden sunglasses made right here in San Francisco!


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1. ACRE/SF

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301 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 875-9590
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ACRE/SF in North Beach carries these amazing Super brand sunglasses (that's owner Jenny Chung), which will not only protect your eyes but half your face as well. Also check out sister store Acrimony in Hayes Valley for coveted Karen Walker and more.

2. Carrots

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843 Pacific St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Carrots carries Salt Optics, an independent California optical company making some of the chicest eyewear around.

3. Barneys New York, San Francisco

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77 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 268-3500
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For some seriously fancy eye protection, Barneys in Union Square is your go to. Lanvin, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples, Thom Browne—they're all there, plus Barneys own line of sunglasses is super stylish.

4. The Perish Trust

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728 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
This is one of the few places where you can touch and try on Warby Parker eyewear.

5. Fine Arts Optical

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888 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 913-7414
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FAO has the most amazing collection of dead stock vintage sunglasses you've ever seen. From the '40s all the way through the '90s, you'll find never-worn vintage sunglasses in mint condition.

6. Loft 1513

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1513 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 550-1513
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Head to Loft 1513 in Noe Valle for the amazing and eco-friendly Wooed sunglasses. They're made from, you guessed it, wood. And they have a slew of frame shapes and colors to choose from.

7. Mollusk Surf Shop

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4500 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 564-6300
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Look for hard-to-find eyewear brands including Han Kjobenhavn, Costalots at this uber-cool surf shop.

1. ACRE/SF

301 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133
ACRE/SF in North Beach carries these amazing Super brand sunglasses (that's owner Jenny Chung), which will not only protect your eyes but half your face as well. Also check out sister store Acrimony in Hayes Valley for coveted Karen Walker and more.
301 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94133

2. Carrots

843 Pacific St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Carrots carries Salt Optics, an independent California optical company making some of the chicest eyewear around.
843 Pacific St
San Francisco, CA 94133

3. Barneys New York, San Francisco

77 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94108
For some seriously fancy eye protection, Barneys in Union Square is your go to. Lanvin, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples, Thom Browne—they're all there, plus Barneys own line of sunglasses is super stylish.
77 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA 94108

4. The Perish Trust

728 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
This is one of the few places where you can touch and try on Warby Parker eyewear.
728 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

5. Fine Arts Optical

888 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
FAO has the most amazing collection of dead stock vintage sunglasses you've ever seen. From the '40s all the way through the '90s, you'll find never-worn vintage sunglasses in mint condition.
888 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Loft 1513

1513 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Head to Loft 1513 in Noe Valle for the amazing and eco-friendly Wooed sunglasses. They're made from, you guessed it, wood. And they have a slew of frame shapes and colors to choose from.
1513 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94131

7. Mollusk Surf Shop

4500 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Look for hard-to-find eyewear brands including Han Kjobenhavn, Costalots at this uber-cool surf shop.
4500 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122