1756 W. Division, (773)489-4848, dvoptical.com [ratings]
Goods: Eyewear for men and women. Designers: In addition to offering the largest selection of Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith frames in the city, the store sells Alain Mikli, Face à Face, Lindberg, IC! Berlin, Salt, l.a. Eyeworks, Mykita, Orgreen and a new collection by Tom Davies. Owners: Chris Foreit and Brian Hofmeister opened the shop as an outpost of hard-to-find, high-style eyewear, and Dr. Ezra Atikune was brought on for optometric guidance. Vibe: The corner boutique has a sleek and minimalist feel, with local artists’ work hung on the walls. Glass cases showcase two-tone plastic and titanium frames in every color of the rainbow, leopard-print Jackie O. frames and barely there eyewear by Orgreen. Price Range: Expensive-Luxury. The Look: From contemporary, classy specs to futuristic statement pieces. Shopper’s Perks: It’s a one-stop shop. Go for a checkup at the doctor’s office in back and then select your new favorite accessory.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009