Sunglass shopping can often be way too serious, with frames guarded by glass cases and unsmiling salespeople. But the arrival of rapidly expanding Chilean chain Three Monkeys Eyewear’s first stateside outpost in Soho changes all that: The white space-age boutique, punctuated by colorful cartoon accents, showcases sunnies from edgy labels like I Have No King and We Are Plastic on miniature monkey models. Shade the rays with Three Monkeys colored translucent Wayfarer-esque sunnies ($149), We Are Plastic two-tone color-block styles ($49) or We Are Plastic leopard-print frames ($49).
Three Monkeys Eyewear
|Venue name:||Three Monkeys Eyewear|
35 Spring St
|Cross street:||between Mott and Mulberry Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11am–8pm, Fri–Sun 11am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St (Lafayette St)|