The future's so bright: Sunglasses shops in Vancouver

Despite Vancouver’s reputation as a rainy city, the sun shines often here. The city is well stocked with retailers and optical boutiques carrying a wide variety of brand name sunglasses to suit every budget. Next time you're seeking out a pair of stylish new shades, check out these local eyewear shops that'll keep you looking good while you protect your eyes from the sun's rays. [Photo credit: iStock.com/ gilaxia]

West 10th Optometry Clinic

1
4357 10th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6R 2H6

Find your fashionable and functional prescription and nonprescription sunglasses in this West Side eyewear boutique. The exceptional staff welcomes you to their friendly and relaxed office, fully equipped with the latest and most advanced technologies, while you browse their selection of quality brands.

Quick Nickel Clothing

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1778 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W2

Vancouver’s budget-savvy fashionistas flock to this West End institution for great deals on brand names. But Quick Nickel’s selection of sunglasses might just be the city’s best-kept secret. Flaunt an haute-couture look on a bargain bin budget — your secret is safe with us.

Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre

3
104 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V9

Some things never go out of style. This optometry centre has been in the same location since 1950 and doesn’t advertise, relying solely on word of mouth. Renowned for their cutting-edge services and therapies, Mount Pleasant also has premium sunglasses by leading brands, available with or without prescriptions.

Watch It!

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1103-2016 Fullerton Ave., North Vancouver, BC V7P 3E6

Best known for their high quality and affordable watches, Watch It! also carries an up-to-the-minute selection of hot brand name sunglasses. A Canadian chain with personalized service and an intimate knowledge of the Vancouver lifestyle, they have downtown and Kitsilano locations that are there to serve you. Keep both eyes on this retailer.

Rumi Optical Ltd

5
857 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9

These eye specialists in the West End carry all the major brands, including gorgeous lines of contemporary and affordable sunglasses. They’ll set you up with a full eye exam and eyecare tips. Their selection of eyeglasses is just as stylish and fun as their sunglasses, and they offer contact lenses, too.

Robson Optical

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1132 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2

Located in Vancouver’s prestigious downtown shopping district, Robson Optical has an impeccable selection of luxurious designer sunglasses crafted by some of the best known high-end brands. All of their frames are available with or without prescriptions. They also have eyeglasses and contact lenses for those who need vision correction.

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