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cateye vintage sunglasses shop!

No, it’s not double vision. Sung Kim, owner of Eyetailor, the 3-year-old eyewear shop loved by the ophthalmologically challenged and those in need of a good repair, has opened Cateye Vintage Spectacles, a new stop for exactly that.

Since opening the original store, Kim has been on a nonstop search for the best in throwback shades, seeking out the coolest styles from European designers, independent contemporary brands, and deadstock in pristine condition.

Now you can stroll around the airy boutique and peruse covetable sunnies of decades past: Carrera aviators from the ’80s, oversize Christian Diors circa 1970, and numerous styles from brands like Persol, Gucci, and Cazal. You’ll find plenty of options in the shop’s namesake frame as well.

Since most of the stock is one of a kind, you might need to test a few styles. Once you’ve hit the mark, wear them as is or have your prescription filled before you go on your way. And with prices starting at $85, you’ll leave seeing straight.

Cateye Vintage Spectacles, 708 North Heliotrope Drive, between Melrose Avenue and Monroe Street, Hel-Mel (323-664-3939 or cateyespectacles.com).

Photo: Tilton Lane / Flickr

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708 N Heliotrope Dr
bt Melrose Ave & Monroe St
Los Angeles, CA 90029