Ultimate Spectacle

Lenox Hill
Jaclyn Edelstein was born to work in the glasses trade—her great-grandparents founded Cohen’s Fashion Optical. And while she loved the family business, she saw a hole in the market for a more fashion-forward approach to eyewear. Her first shop is adorned with white tiled floors and glossy back-lit shelves containing frames from designers such as the Row, Oliver Peoples and Linda Farrow. After taking an eye exam ($49), perch on one of the barstools along the counter to try on styles such as Miu Miu glitter specs ($270) and Romeo Gigli tortoiseshell frames ($200). There are also sunglasses, including Karen Walker fluorescent shades ($280) and RetroSuperFuture half-frame cat-eyes ($170). Those in a time crunch can take advantage of the shop’s concierge service, for which staffers will make house calls for general appointments and for previewing new lines ($250 per hour, but the charge is waived when you spend $1,000 or more).
Venue name: Ultimate Spectacle
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Address: 789 Lexington Ave
New York

Cross street: between 61st and 62nd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–7pm, Sat 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: N, R, 4, 5, 6 to 59th St

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Lisa S

Ultimate Spectacle has a great selection of hard to find boutiquey-esque frames , all in one place minus the attitude. The sales staff is super helpful and they even have a doctor. I used my insurance there and they didn't give me a hard time.I've been back to get my contacts and sunglasses (they're the only place you can find Spektre frames in NYC!) and I've been happy with everything. 

I definitely recommend this place and will continue to purchase all my eyeglasses and sunglasses and contacts (phew) here.