Sunglasses Shopping Guide: 5 Denver Shops To Hit

08/16/2011 01:16 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2011

Forget that kiosk in the mall. When you’re trying to block rays for that active Colorado lifestyle, you need shades that offer quality and scream style. Here are five places to keep you out of Sunglass Hut and on your way to locally savvy UV protection.

N3L Optics: Not all landscapes are created equally, and N3L designs their glasses accordingly. This small southwestern retailer allows you to choose proper polarization, filters and coating for the environment where you spend your time.
3000 E. First Ave., Suite 197; 303-393-7127
1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Space K2-3; 303-469-2062

Summit Shade: Versace, Revo, Dolce & Gabbana… Name your weakness, and Summit Shade can help you indulge without guilt – since this local retailer in Denver Pavilions will also ensure your shades are performance perfect.
500 16th St., Suite 267; 877-573-6255

Europtics: Whether driving downtown or repelling in canyon, Europtics will outfit you with an ideal fit with hottest trends. This Denver group offers lots of options in both prescription and nonprescription glasses, with four locations.
100 Fillmore St.; 303-321-3000
6010 S. Holly, Greenwood Village; 303-721-9666
8405 Park Meadows, Center Drive, #1139, Lone Tree; 303-706-9900
265 Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield; 720-566-0300

Solstice: You’ll find Solstice in a mall, but it certainly isn’t a mid-aisle kiosk. This “luxury sunglass boutique” allows you to try on their chic inventory in a sleek and polished ambiance.
3000 E. First Ave., # 171; 303-331-0900 ‎

Sports Optical: For the ultimate sportster, you can get your performance-ready lenses custom made – prescriptions, goggles and safety included – for a perfect fit for your lifestyle. Bonus: They offer local styles as well as international designs.
4337 Tennyson St.; 303.455.3369

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