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There's no better accessory to flaunt in the summer than a pair of sunnies, and luckily the streets of Miami are chock-full of stores where you can find the perfect pair, whether you're looking for round rimmed tortoise shell ones, or you're keeping it classy with some sleek aviators.

After the jump, find the ten stores' we've handpicked that specialize selling sunglasses, arranged from north to south. Besides their extensive designer or discount selections, there's nothing shady about this list at all.


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1. I On the District

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120 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-9400
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The pursuit of perfect eyewear is something to be taken seriously, and I On the District holds this to the highest esteem. They carry a hefty selection of handcrafted sunglasses small ltalian, French, German and Japanese labels, as well as big names like Céline, YSL and Ray Ban. Bonus? Check out their vintage specs, which hail back to the 20s and 30s. [Photo: Design District]

2. Lisdaws Watches and Sunglasses

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3250 Northeast 1st Avenue #114, The Shops at Midtown Miami
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 333-7482
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Located smack in the middle of Midtown, Lisdaws has a grand selection of designer shades, from Carrera to Miu Miu, and they also specialize in watch sales. [Photo]

3. T-BOX Sunglasses

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2028 Northwest 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
(305) 200-3006
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Sometimes you just want a cheap pair of shades, in which case T Box Sunglasses sells designer lookalikes for just $10 or, better yet, two for $15. There's also the option of buying shades in the dozens, so you can feel guilt free when you tip them over the boat this summer. Not that we speak from experience or anything...

4. Sunglass USA

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2303 NW 20th St
Miami, FL 33142
(305) 633-0950
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Portugese is the name of the game at Sunglass USA, as they have special partnership conditions with travel agents serving Brazilian customers. Their brand list is hefty, from Olivers Peoples to DSQUARED2, so check them out if you're looking for something designer. [Facebook]

5. Artsee Eyewear

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1658 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-3737
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Stepping into Artsee is like stepping into an art gallery of glasses. Many of their products, like Christian Roth shades, can't be found anywhere else in the city, so if you're looking for exotic, statement-making sunglasses and prescription eyewear, you should look no further. [Photo: Artsee]

6. Sunglass Hut

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1021 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 276-8845
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Fun fact: Sunglass Hut got its start in Miami, as a small kiosk in Dadeland Mall in the 70s, and ever since it's been dominating the world's sunglass scene. From Ray Ban wayfarers to Marc Jacobs aviators, you can find practically any big name brand of shades at any one of their ten Miami locations, from standalone stores to department store kiosks. [Photo]

7. Eyes On Lincoln

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708 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139-2814
(305) 532-0070
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Persol, Prada, Dita, Dior: That's just a sampling of what sunglass brands you'll find inside this blue hued, open spaced eyewear store on Lincoln Road. They even have exclusives with brands like Cartier and Maybach, so if you're looking to splurge, this is definitely the store in which to do so. [Photo]

8. Solstice Sunglass Boutique

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229 8th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(917) 267-5354
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With a location in the heart of South Beach, this is a one stop shop to find your ultimate sunnies, whatever the style. It's essentially designer, so rock those Tom Fords proudly down Ocean Drive. []

9. Edward Beiner

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5817 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-1205
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We sat down with Beiner to talk about his 30 year stint as South Florida's eyewear expert, and ever since then we've kept an eye on him, no pun intended. Aside from carrying the Edward Beiner house brand, you can find high end selections from Tag Heuer, Chanel, Cartier and Italia Independent, as well as performance shades from Persol and Maui Jim at any of his 11 locations, from South Miami to West Palm Beach. [Photo]

10. Oakley

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7433 North Kendall Drive
Kendall, FL 33156
(305) 665-7002
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Oakley is all about the active, adventurous lifestyle, so don't expect anything frilly here. The shades are extremely customizable, so expect to be the coolest looking dude or chick on the slopes or sea. Also, their steampunk headquarters in California looks like something out of Star Wars flick, just saying. [Photo]

1. I On the District

120 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137, Miami, FL 33137
The pursuit of perfect eyewear is something to be taken seriously, and I On the District holds this to the highest esteem. They carry a hefty selection of handcrafted sunglasses small ltalian, French, German and Japanese labels, as well as big names like Céline, YSL and Ray Ban. Bonus? Check out their vintage specs, which hail back to the 20s and 30s. [Photo: Design District]
120 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
Miami, FL 33137

2. Lisdaws Watches and Sunglasses

3250 Northeast 1st Avenue #114, The Shops at Midtown Miami, Miami, FL 33137
Located smack in the middle of Midtown, Lisdaws has a grand selection of designer shades, from Carrera to Miu Miu, and they also specialize in watch sales. [Photo]
3250 Northeast 1st Avenue #114, The Shops at Midtown Miami
Miami, FL 33137

3. T-BOX Sunglasses

2028 Northwest 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142
Sometimes you just want a cheap pair of shades, in which case T Box Sunglasses sells designer lookalikes for just $10 or, better yet, two for $15. There's also the option of buying shades in the dozens, so you can feel guilt free when you tip them over the boat this summer. Not that we speak from experience or anything...
2028 Northwest 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33142

4. Sunglass USA

2303 NW 20th St, Miami, FL 33142
Portugese is the name of the game at Sunglass USA, as they have special partnership conditions with travel agents serving Brazilian customers. Their brand list is hefty, from Olivers Peoples to DSQUARED2, so check them out if you're looking for something designer. [Facebook]
2303 NW 20th St
Miami, FL 33142

5. Artsee Eyewear

1658 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Stepping into Artsee is like stepping into an art gallery of glasses. Many of their products, like Christian Roth shades, can't be found anywhere else in the city, so if you're looking for exotic, statement-making sunglasses and prescription eyewear, you should look no further. [Photo: Artsee]
1658 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Sunglass Hut

1021 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fun fact: Sunglass Hut got its start in Miami, as a small kiosk in Dadeland Mall in the 70s, and ever since it's been dominating the world's sunglass scene. From Ray Ban wayfarers to Marc Jacobs aviators, you can find practically any big name brand of shades at any one of their ten Miami locations, from standalone stores to department store kiosks. [Photo]
1021 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Eyes On Lincoln

708 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2814
Persol, Prada, Dita, Dior: That's just a sampling of what sunglass brands you'll find inside this blue hued, open spaced eyewear store on Lincoln Road. They even have exclusives with brands like Cartier and Maybach, so if you're looking to splurge, this is definitely the store in which to do so. [Photo]
708 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139-2814

8. Solstice Sunglass Boutique

229 8th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
With a location in the heart of South Beach, this is a one stop shop to find your ultimate sunnies, whatever the style. It's essentially designer, so rock those Tom Fords proudly down Ocean Drive. []
229 8th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Edward Beiner

5817 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143
We sat down with Beiner to talk about his 30 year stint as South Florida's eyewear expert, and ever since then we've kept an eye on him, no pun intended. Aside from carrying the Edward Beiner house brand, you can find high end selections from Tag Heuer, Chanel, Cartier and Italia Independent, as well as performance shades from Persol and Maui Jim at any of his 11 locations, from South Miami to West Palm Beach. [Photo]
5817 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL 33143

10. Oakley

7433 North Kendall Drive, Kendall, FL 33156
Oakley is all about the active, adventurous lifestyle, so don't expect anything frilly here. The shades are extremely customizable, so expect to be the coolest looking dude or chick on the slopes or sea. Also, their steampunk headquarters in California looks like something out of Star Wars flick, just saying. [Photo]
7433 North Kendall Drive
Kendall, FL 33156