By Angela Hazen

There is one accessory that can add a finishing touch to any outfit, and that’s the perfect pair of sunglasses. They can protect your eyes from the powerful Chicago sunshine and give glamour to your summer wardrobe. From retro to futuristic, they can come in shapes and colors that match the style you have or the one you want to have. Walk into one of these Chicago shops and come out feeling and looking like a celebrity.

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Spex Chicago
2136 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 975-7867

Luxury sunglasses await shoppers at Spex Chicago. Looking for new frames for the Rush Street al fresco dining scene? Perhaps for Oak Street Beach? Spex has frames that include everything from David Yurman and Prada to Chanel that will definitely turn heads. From a trip to Michigan Avenue to a run to the grocery store, a pair of sunglasses from this store can give a little everyday glamour to your routine. Try out the designs at Spex on your search for new sunglasses.

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900 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 274-1617

If high fashion sunglasses are what you crave, check out Solstice Sunglass Boutique at the 900 North Michigan shops. Solstice carries Tom Ford, Persol and Yves Saint Laurent––brand names perfect for the social shoppers of the Gold Coast. Solstice also carries designs by Jimmy Choo and Gucci. Magazine cover-ready sunglasses are completely the norm at this store, and can give your own outfit a makeover. Find the perfect sunglasses for your patio party at Solstice.

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1756 West Division
Chicago, IL 60622

While some people prefer sunglasses with famous labels on them, D/Vision has a number of brands that are stunning, yet conspicuous. From basic to glamorous, the designs are enough to give you a second look at the way you view your own personal style. Names like Face a Face, Lindberg, and IC!Berlin are international sunglass collections that are a complement to anyone’s accessory wardrobe.  The design origins of the the sunglasses at D/Vision make a visit to to this store like trip around the world. And if that’s not enough, the optometrists at D/V can answer any additional questions you have about your eye care.

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1466 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 951-6020

Chicago is great for bikers, swimmers and runners. Get sunglasses to match your sport at REI in Lincoln Park. This store carries the specialized sunglasses that fit your favorite activities. Sunglasses here are fashionable and even trendy, but still have the protective quality you need while you perform the sports of your choice. In stock are performance styles from brands like Smith and SunCloud. REI provides terrific eyewear for the athlete, and those who would love to be one.

Related: Best Swimwear Shops In Chicago

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Chicago Sunglasses and Eyeglasses
1500 S. Jefferson
Chicago, IL 60607
(888) 497-0211

Top of the line designers can be found amongst the brand names at Chicago Sunglasses and Eyeglasses. Names like Chopard, Bvlgari and Oakley await savvy consumers who are looking for show-stopping designs straight out of movies and TV. With designs like these, any shopper would be more than pleased at the range at this store. The designs at Chicago Sunglasses and Eyeglasses show that this store only wants the best for its customers. With glasses this gorgeous, you will never want to take them off.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at