Originally Posted by lovelux2010
hello, not sure if i'm posting this question in the right place, but i could not find any other suitable threads. i live in London and need a new pair of eyeglasses (plastic tortouise shell style frame). have an oval(ish) face so was thinking a squarish pair. anyone know which places to check out in London (woudl like to try on frames).
all i can think of is selfridges, harvey nichols (although i am not sure if they still have eyeglass frames, harrods (they have sunglasses not sure about frames)..
anyways..any tips/advice much appreciated!..
In terms of variety of premium, independant, esoteric brands, the best of nearly 30 Central-ish London opticians I've visited in the past couple of months are Auerbach & Steele in Chelsea and Mallon + Taub, just off Baker St.
Others worth visting, displaying frames with a wider variety of price points are:
20/20 Optical - Tottenham Court Road (large, very relaxed, very un-optician like w/ coffee shop inside)
Sight Care - Oxford Street (a bit of a jungle inside but lots on display)
David Clulow - Wigmore Street (one of the larger and more relaxed branches of this chain)
The Eye Company - Wardour Street (good for cutting edge 'media wanker' styles and brands)
Naturally, this isn't a definitive list but if time is limited, you could do a lot worse.