05/19/2012 02:26 pm ET

Hip Reading Glasses: See And Be Seen!

Once the dowdy domain of the uncool, reading glasses (aka readymades) underwent a fashion makeover a decade ago. Having been introduced in designer clothing stores and trendy boutiques, they're now sold everywhere, from Whole Foods Market to Target to Costco, and on numerous websites, like and With such ubiquity, some of the coolest of the cool can be found for a mere $19.95, though expect to pay up to $75. At those non-prescription prices, you can afford to make several fashion statements. By picking up a few pairs you can dress for whatever mood you're in, be it sophisticated, bookish, sassy or sexy. Or color coordinate them with your outfits.

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