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Specs Appeal

In a city where funky eyewear is paramount, punch up your look in spectacles that scream Seattle st

By Seattle Mag June 13, 2011


This article originally appeared in the July 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Clockwise from top Left: Funk Royal Optics mustard yellow round retro-style frames with teal inlay, $399, from the Pulp Lab  pop-up shop at Deli (Downtown, 1307 1st Ave.; 206.682.2446;; also available at;

Theo “Thundra” purple titanium rectangular frames, made in Belgium, $412, Market Optical (Multiple locations including Pike Place Market, 1906 Pike Place, Suite 6; 206.448.7739;;

Wonderglasses Blutsgeschwister “Tiki Kitchen” retro-style green plastic frames handmade in Germany, $395, Colaizzo Opticians (Queen Anne, 1623 Queen Anne Ave. N; 206.285.7212;;

Studebaker Eyewear “Rita H.” black and gray stripe exaggerated cat-eye frames, $210, Eyes on Fremont (Fremont, 4254 Fremont Ave. N; 206.634.3375;

From right to left, L.A. Eyeworks “Quinn” cat-eye purple plastic frame with red titanium overlay, $525, Ottica (Downtown, 2025 1st Ave., Suite C 206.443.0320;;

Oko by Oko olive horn patterned plastic glasses with cherry red legs, $285, Eyes on Fremont;

Marc by Marc Jacobs handmade acetate pink and black tortoise shell frames (style MMJ 457), $165, from Seattle Eye M.D.s (Downtown, 523 Pine St., Suite 200; 206.652.9000;;

L.A. Eyeworks “Pocket” blue-stripe round frames, $525, Ottica;

Rapp Eyewear “Franca” woodgrain matte purple frames with hand-milled titanium temples, handmade in Toronto, $595, Colaizzo Opticians.


Eyes on Seattle
From Fremont to Pike Place Market, we spied these spot-on eyewear styles out on the town

Scouting and text by Megan Phillips • Photos by Becky LeVeck


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